Bishop David Kagan - Apostolic Administrator
Effective July 18, as approved by Pope Benedict XVI, the Most Rev. David Kagan, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Bismarck, has been named apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Fargo. The appointment follows the Most Rev. Samuel Aquila being named archbishop of the Denver Archdiocese. During this interim time, Bishop Kagan has been entrusted with the authority of the diocesan bishop to teach, sanctify and lead Catholics residing within Eastern North Dakota. Read the press release (PDF).
Bishop Kagan applauds ND legislature, Gov. Dalrymple for pro-life bills
Upon North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple’s signing of SB 2305, HB 1305 and HB 1456, Bishop of Bismarck and Apostolic Administrator of Fargo David Kagan issued the following statement (PDF).
Bishop Kagan reacts to election of Pope Francis
Upon the election of Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio as Pope Francis, Bishop David Kagan issued a statement. Read the press release (PDF).
Press Release on Pope Benedict XVI's Resignation
Bishop Kagan calls pope's resignation a testimony to his "holiness and humility". Read the press release (PDF).
Letter from Bishop Kagan urges Catholics to vote
During the weekend of
Oct. 27–28, 2012, a letter from Bishop Kagan was read in all the Catholic
churches throughout North Dakota, urging the Catholic faithful to
vote with a properly formed conscience.
These columns were printed in New Earth, the newspaper for the Diocese of Fargo.