Entries by Becky Berreth

Introducing the South Dakota Catholic Conference

Statement from the Roman Catholic Bishops of South Dakota Click here to see the full statement The Most Reverend Robert D. Gruss, Bishop of Rapid City, and the Most Reverend Paul J. Swain, Bishop of Sioux Falls, announce their intention to establish the South Dakota Catholic Conference (SDCC). The Conference will serve as the official […]

The Diocesan Priority Plan — February 2017

Foundational Ministry: Social Services & Outreach GOAL: Establish a task force to assess the needs of the Hispanic community and make recommendations to the Bishop by January 1, 2017. While the predominant non-European ethnic group in our diocese is Lakota, the Diocese of Rapid City also includes a Hispanic/Latino Community that comprises about 5-10 percent […]

Assisted suicide — are we headed there too?

In 1994 Oregon passed a law allowing physicians to prescribe deadly drugs for some patients in order for them to take their own lives. Since then, Montana (1995), Washington (2008), Vermont (2013), California (2015), Colorado (2016) and Washington, DC (2016) have all passed laws or court rulings allowing doctor-prescribed suicide. This movement continues across our […]