The message of Fatima, I think, is as important today as it was in 1917. Like all “private” revelations that have been recognized by the authority of the Church, Fatima does not belong to the deposit of faith, but it helps us to live the faith more fully in our own time. The message of Fatima does not somehow improve Christ’s saving message found in Sacred Scripture and Tradition, but it helps us to live it. (The Northern Cross) Read more >>
Parishes across the Diocese of Duluth, like parishes around the world, are getting ready to honor the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions at Fatima in Portugal. (The Northern Cross) Read more >>
The new unified Catholic school in Duluth has a new name — Stella Maris Academy — and officials have also announced a search for the school’s first president. Please see the following resources:
MEMORIAL DAY MASS: Bishop Paul Sirba will celebrate Mass at 10 a.m. Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Please bring your own chair. The event will take place rain or shine. Calvary Cemetery is located at 4820 Howard Gnesen Road, Duluth.
ORDINATION: Deacons Beau Braun, Jeremy Bock, and Steven Langenbrunner will be ordained to the priesthood on Friday, June 9, at 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2830 E. Fourth St., Duluth. Bishop Paul Sirba will celebrate the Mass and ordain the three men. All are welcome to attend.
DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY: The 2017 Diocesan Assembly will be held Saturday, Oct. 14, at Marshall School in Duluth. The featured speaker will be Joe Miller, who is executive director of the Magis Center. The theme of the assembly is “Has Science Killed Faith? Encountering God in an Age of Unbelief.” Miller will show the scientific evidence for God’s existence and explain how one’s understanding of God affects the attainment of ultimate happiness. Registration will open in the spring.
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.