Josh Haiar

In The Moment ... August 13, 2019 Show 636 Hour 1

The South Dakota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) recently elected Constanze Hagmaier to be their new bishop. Rev. Hagmaier had been serving as the Administrative Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison.

Hagmaier's six-year term officially begins September 1. She succeeds David Zelmer.

Catholic Bishop Riding A Harley For A Fundraiser

Jul 16, 2014

In an empty parking lot outside St. Joseph’s Church in Spearfish a man in black throws his leg over a crimson Road King Harley Davidson and hits the start button.

SD Bishops Surprised By Pope Selection

Mar 13, 2013

The Catholic Church has a new pope.  76-year old Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio  from Argentina has taken the name Pope Francis.   SDPB’s news team gathered reactions from across the state.   Charles Michael Ray has today’s Dakota Digest.

When white smoke began pouring out of Saint Peters Basilica Bishop Robert Gruss who leads the Catholic Diocese in Rapid City did the same thing as many Catholics around the world. He waited for the official announcement.  When the news came in that Cardinal Bergoglio from Argentina would become Pope Francis, Gruss was surprised but pleased.  

Bishop: "Great Joy" Over New Pope

Mar 13, 2013

Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina is the new Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.  Bergoglio has taken the name Pope Francis.  

Many who follow the process closely were surprised by the selection.    He was not among the group that many thought of as front runners.   Bishop Robert Gruss who leads the Catholic Diocese of Rapid City says he is surprised but very pleased.   He says it’s good the cardinals selected a representative from South America.