• 31 Dec

    National Catholic Youth Choir Auditions Announced

    NATIONAL CATHOLIC YOUTH CHOIR is seeking high school singers to audition for the 2015 camp and multi-state concert tour. The choir is led by Axel Theimer and founding director Fr. Anthony Ruff, OSB. NCYC admits U.S. students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

  • 31 Dec

    Emmy-winning host of “The Catholic Guy” radio show, Lino Rulli on campus February 26th.

    Join the McCarthy Center Thursday, February 26 in Brother Willies Pub at 7:00pm for Emmy-winning host of “The Catholic Guy” radio show, Lino Rulli who graduated in ‘93 and received a Master of Theology degree in ‘95, both from St. John’s University. He has also written two books, "Sinner" and "Saint".

  • 31 Dec

    Abbot John Klassen's Ash Wednesday Homily

    “Remember woman, remember man, that you are dust, and to dust you shall return.” “Repent and believe in the Gospel.” These two short admonitions, though coming from very different parts of the Bible, form a diptych, two illuminated pages, side by side, turned toward each other, in lively conversation.

  • 31 Dec

    Our Catholic Schools Foster Faith, Excellence

    During my travels around the Diocese of St. Cloud, I’ve had the opportunity to visit many of our Catholic schools, and I’m inspired by what I have seen. We are blessed with teachers, principals and staff who are committed to fostering excellence in all areas of school life. And, through their teaching and personal witness, they are helping their students to grow closer to Christ and live out Gospel values in their schools, homes and communities.

  • 31 Dec

    TPT Almanac segment on Saint John's Abbey and University Church

    Victoria Young is the author of a book published by the University of Minnesota Press on the remarkable Saint John's Abbey Church in Collegeville. She talked with us about the under-appreciated masterpiece by architect Marcel Breuer. Original Broadcast: 01/30/2015

  • 31 Dec

    Piece By Piece, Monks Scramble To Preserve Iraq's Christian History

    In an unfinished building in the northern Iraqi city of Erbil, displaced Christian children sing a little song about returning to their village. "We're going back," they sing, "to our houses, our land, our church." Right now, they're living in an open concrete structure. The self-styled Islamic State, or ISIS, took over their home village of Qaraqosh, and the Christians fled in fear, on foot.

  • 31 Dec

    WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best Place To Snowshoe In Minn.

    What started thousands of years ago as a mode of transportation has evolved into something that lets us enjoy the outdoors, even in winter. Snowshoeing makes hiking through the snow simple. So we went looking for the best place to do it in Minnesota, and ended up in Collegeville for a visit at St. John’s Abbey Arboretum. The winter woods of St John’s Abbey Arboretum in Collegeville are peaceful and almost hauntingly quiet. “Part of the beauty [is] you have very few sounds, and that’s really one of the more nicer things,” Saint John’s University outdoor director Thomas Kroll said.