The Catholic schools in the St. Cloud Diocese are getting ready for next week's 40th Annual "Catholic Schools Week". Superintendent Linda Kaiser says prior to the 1960s the schools were run mostly by nuns, and they did most of the fundraising for their schools.
Now that the Catholic Church has selected a new Pope, Bishop John Kinney of the St. Cloud Diocese has resumed planning for his retirement. Kinney sent in his letter of resignation when he turned 75 years old last June, which is required by the church.
The bishop of the Diocese of St. Cloud is submitting his resignation to Pope Benedict XVI because he's reached the mandatory retirement age of 75. Bishop John Kinney probably won't be going anywhere very soon.