Diocese of Duluth

Bishop Paul Sirba
Much to be thankful for this November, despite difficulties

At the beginning of the month of November we have much for which to be thankful! In spite of the difficulties and challenges of our times, God calls us to be grateful. (The Northern Cross) Read more >>

Respect Life Essay Contest 2016 

The Diocese of Duluth strives to promote the ability of middle school students as well as high school students to articulate an argument for respecting life. The contest theme this year is “Moved by Mercy.” We encourage all middle school and high school students to participate in this contest. Essays must be turned in to your parish and postmarked no later than Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Prize money will be award to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners in each category. Read more (pdf) >>

Team unveils planning process for high school, seeks input

Press conferenceThe planning process for the future of Catholic education in the Duluth area and beyond kicked off in earnest in August — and early this month is the best time to make sure your voice heard. (The Northern Cross) Read more >>

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MEN’S CONFERENCE: The annual diocesan Men's Conference, featuring speaker Trent Horn, is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Marshall School in Duluth. Further details to be announced.

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: The annual diocesan Women’s Conference is scheduled for March 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Marshall School in Duluth. Further details to be announced.



STRATEGIC PLANNING: The Diocese of Duluth Five Year Strategic Plan, effective from 2012 to 2017, along with the implementation handbook, is available here. You can find an update on what’s been implemented so far here.

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: In an important ruling touching on religious liberty issues, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, which was challenging part of the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

SAFE ENVIRONMENT: Bishop Paul Sirba, in December 2013, released names of clergy credibly abused of sexual abuse of a minor. More information is available here.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT: The Diocese of Duluth has released its audited financial reports. Please see the document here.

COMPUTER SECURITY: The Diocesan Technology Committee offers some best-practices guidance for computer systems here.