Diocese of Fargo

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Pope Francis laicizes North Dakota priest after sexual assault guilty plea

Mar 12, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Diocese of Fargo Bishop John Folda said in a statement this month that former priest Neil Pfeifer “received a dispensation... Read more

The Christ in Death statue after restoration on display at the Cathedral of St. Mary in Fargo, North Dakota.

Grandmother, grandchildren work to restore Fargo cathedral statue destroyed by vandal

May 20, 2023

By Paul Braun / New Earth

Artist Marilyn Loegering is no stranger to difficult projects, but even she was shocked at what she saw in late... Read more

The statue, called “Christ in Death,” portrays Jesus’ corpse laying on a burial shroud with a crown of thorns laid alongside his lower legs.

Woman arrested at Fargo cathedral for smashing ‘Christ in Death’ statue

Jan 27, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Church surveillance footage reportedly shows the half-dressed suspect, Brittany Marie Reynolds, damaging the statue in St. Mary's Cathedral in Fargo. Read more

Maryvale from the air. The property is nearly 500 acres in size, and borders the Sheyenne River.

A new beginning for Maryvale: Diocese of Fargo to assume operations at retreat center

Oct 15, 2022

By Paul Braun / New Earth

Nestled among nearly 500 acres of woods and wilderness north of Valley City in North Dakota, the Maryvale Retreat Center... Read more


Use ‘preferred pronouns’ or else, university’s gender inclusion plan warns

Jan 16, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The bishops of Fargo and Bismarck are speaking out against a proposed “gender inclusion” policy that would require everyone at... Read more

Father Eric Seitz says Mass, with his father, Deacon Ben Seitz, assisting as deacon. Courtesy photo.

Fargo dad follows his son, a priest, to Holy Orders as a deacon

Jun 15, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

Eric Seitz was ordained to the priesthood August 8, 2020 for the Diocese of Fargo. Two months later, his father... Read more

Cathedral of St. Mary, Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo diocese investigating vandalism outside cathedral

Apr 21, 2021

The Diocese of Fargo and the Fargo Police Department are investigating an incident of vandalism outside the cathedral last weekend. Read more

Priest collar.

North Dakota concludes investigation of clerical sex abuse

Jan 5, 2021

By Christine Rousselle

An 18-month-long investigation into child sexual abuse in North Dakota’s two dioceses has concluded, the state’s attorney general announced Monday.  Read more

Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Fargo.

Catholic teen seeks to inspire neighborhood with Marian sidewalk art

May 7, 2020

By Perry West

A young Catholic artist has drawn an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary on her parents' driveway bringing religious art... Read more

Couple at sunset, Via Shutterstock.

Study shows marriage prep can drive down divorce

Apr 30, 2019

By Christine Rousselle

States that require some form of marriage preparation see lower rates of divorce, a new IFS study has shown.  Read more

Bishop David Kagan of Bismarck, Bishop John Folda of Fargo, and Fr. Adam Maus say Mass, assisted by Dn. Dennis Dean, at St. John in Lansford, N.D., Aug. 19, 2018. Courtesy of the Bismarck diocese.

This parish was transferred to the Bismarck diocese from Fargo

Aug 23, 2018

Earlier this year, St. John parish in Lansford, N.D., was formally transferred from the Diocese of Fargo to the Diocese... Read more