WHAT WE DO The Diocese of New Ulm’s Office of Communications coordinates communication between the bishop and/or his staff and the outside media. The office issues media releases and statements about the diocese and responds to media requests or inquiries. This office also obtains and schedules Catholic programming for public access television stations in nine communities in the diocese.
THE PRAIRIE CATHOLIC The Office of Communications in charge of the production of The Prairie Catholic which is mailed to over 23,000 registered Catholic households throughout the Diocese of New Ulm seven times a year or every six weeks (Sept. – June). This award-winning communication vehicle, in both print and online, shares in the mission of proclaiming Christ’s saving message by providing news, information, and education. The Prairie Catholic is a trusted source of information about the Church, and provides a connection and a sense of place for Catholics throughout the diocese’s 9,863 square miles. Its focus is on the Bishop’s priorities of evangelization, Catholic education, marriage and life issues, social concerns, catechesis, timely Catholic news, and diocesan and parish information. The newspaper is funded in-part by donations to the annual United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Catholic Communications Campaign held annually in May.
Issue more important than the weather
ST. PAUL – Despite the snowstorm, more than 1,000 gathered at the State Capitol Jan. 22 during the March for Life, sponsored by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life. The annual event marked the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize abortion. Prior to the march, a slightly smaller-than-usual crowd attended a prayer service at the Cathedral of St. Paul led by Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda, archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Heavier snow in southern Minnesota prevented some groups from making the trip, including many from the Diocese of New Ulm. Bundled in jackets and hats, march participants Ann Hagens, left, of St. Peter in Richfield and Beth Boyle of St. Bonaventure in Bloomington make their way through the snowy conditions from the Cathedral of Saint Paul to the State Capitol in Saint Paul. (Photo by Fr. Eugene Brown)