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South Dakota hears pro-life testimony on “discrimination abortion” ban

Feb 17, 2021

As South Dakota’s legislature considers a ban on abortions due to a prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome, pro-life leaders say... Read more

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem. Credit: Alex Wong / Getty Images.

South Dakota governor calls for Down syndrome abortion ban

Jan 13, 2021

The governor of South Dakota asked state lawmakers on Tuesday to introduce a bill banning abortions based on a prenatal... Read more

South Dakota resumes abortions after 7-month hiatus

Dec 3, 2020

Abortions are again being performed in South Dakota, following a seven-month hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more

Bishop Donald DeGrood of Sioux Falls.

Back to Mass: South Dakota diocese lifts Sunday dispensation

Aug 11, 2020

From this weekend, Catholics in the Diocese of Sioux Falls who are not in high-risk categories for contracting coronavirus will... Read more

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Rapid City, S.D.

S. Dakota dioceses focus on healing, after statute of limitations bill fails

Feb 25, 2020

By Mary Farrow

The South Dakota legislature has killed a bill that would have opened a two-year window for childhood victims of sexual... Read more

A St. Joseph's student dances in a pow wow. Courtesy of St. Joseph's Indian School.

This unique Catholic school has served Native American students since 1927

Jan 30, 2020

By Mary Farrow

In central South Dakota, along the northern jog of the Missouri River in what one might call “the middle of... Read more

The Cathedral of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Rapid City, S.D.,

Priest in South Dakota charged with child sex abuse

Oct 3, 2018

A priest in Rapid City, South Dakota has been arrested and charged with two counts of sexual contact with a... Read more

Black Elk, daughter Lucy Black Elk and wife Anna Brings White. Public Domain.

Black Elk sainthood cause advances with US bishops' vote

Nov 14, 2017

The sainthood cause for Lakota medicine man and Catholic catechist Nicholas Black Elk took another step forward today, as the... Read more

New South Dakota law could protect religious adoption agencies

Mar 13, 2017

While religious adoption agencies have been shut down in various parts of the United States after facing pressure to place... Read more