Diocese of Sioux Falls

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Omaha, Sioux Falls bishops adopt policies affirming students’ biological sex

Aug 25, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The bishops joined other dioceses in prohibiting teachers and students at Catholic schools from promoting a view of sexual identity... Read more

South Dakota bishops support conscientious, religious exemptions from Covid vaccine mandates

Aug 11, 2021

By Jonah McKeown

In response to questions from Catholics about COVID-19 vaccine mandates being imposed by employers or other authorities, the bishops of... 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

Smithfield Foods pork plant in South Dakota was closed for weeks in the wake of its coronavirus outbreak.

In South Dakota, cash grants aim for solidarity amid the pandemic

May 12, 2020

By Perry West

A Catholic foundation in South Dakota aims to serve the poor amid the pandemic  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

Fr. Donald DeGrood. Courtesy photo.

Pope Francis taps 'Minnesota farm boy' to lead Sioux Falls diocese

Dec 12, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Thursday accepted the resignation of Bishop Paul Joseph Swain of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and appointed Minnesota priest... Read more