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Father Michael Schmitz: What to make of the crisis in the church?

Posted by Kyle Eller

Father, what do you make of what is in the news about the church and scandal? First, it cannot go without saying that the grand jury report that came out of Pennsylvania is the most horrific and vile thing I have ever read. What priests did to innocent children ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: ‘Lord, to whom shall we go?’

Posted by Kyle Eller

“Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” I came into the church with my eyes pretty wide open. Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism I was, by God’s grace, received into full communion with the Catholic Church in 2004 — two years after a massive ... Read More »

Built Upon a Rock Fest returns to Cathedral grounds

Posted by Kyle Eller

One of the signature successes of last year was Built Upon a Rock Fest, which in its first year drew more than 900 people from across the Duluth Diocese out to a free Catholic rock concert on the Holy Rosary Campus of Stella Maris Academy, across the street from ... Read More »

Diocese of Duluth statement on the Father Graham case

Posted by Kyle Eller

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 24, 2018 The Diocese of Duluth issued the following statement in light of yesterday’s court ruling involving the Rev. William Graham and a man who has accused him of sexual abuse: “The diocese was not a party to this lawsuit, which was commenced by Father ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Sins behind abuse crisis must be ‘confessed, rooted out, and repaired’

Posted by Kyle Eller

I know the answer is Jesus Christ. Hope is found in the dying and rising of Jesus. The day of restoration and renewal will happen through the mercy of Jesus and our full cooperation in the work of the Redemption of Jesus Christ. I can also hear Jesus saying, ... Read More »

President of U.S. Bishops’ Conference Announces Effort That Will Involve Laity, Experts, and the Vatican as U.S. Bishops Resolve to Address ‘Moral Catastrophe’

Posted by Kyle Eller

August 16, 2018 WASHINGTON — Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement after a series of meetings with members of the USCCB’s Executive Committee and other bishops. The following statement includes three goals and three principles, ... Read More »

President of U.S. Bishops Conference issues statement on course of action responding to moral failures on part of church leaders

Posted by Kyle Eller

WASHINGTON — Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement noting the steps the U.S. Bishops Conference will take in addressing the failures of the Church in protecting the people of God. Cardinal DiNardo’s full ... Read More »

Obituary: Father Frank Perkovich, 89

Posted by Kyle Eller

  Father Frank Perkovich, 89, of Chisholm, died peacefully of natural causes on July 16, in his home. He was born on Dec. 24, 1928, in Chisholm, to John and Jennie Johanna (Lesar) Perkovich. He was a 1946 graduate of Chisholm High School and was ordained a Roman Catholic ... Read More »

Young Canadian indigenous celebrate beloved St. Kateri as ‘one among us’

Posted by Kyle Eller

MASKWACIS, Alberta (CNS) — Young. Indigenous. Committed to the Catholic faith. Three hundred years after her death, St. Kateri Tekakwitha — North America’s first indigenous saint — has become a model for young people, especially in Maskwacis, a community that includes four First Nations south of Edmonton. Each year ... Read More »

Alvare: Society needs church’s ‘gorgeous prescriptions for human love’

Posted by Kyle Eller

Americans continue to pursue “this ridiculous path” of “unlinking sex and marriage and kids, while calling what is actually falling apart flying,” said one of America’s foremost Catholic feminist thinkers. “All the while [they’re] hurtling toward a collision with the ground,” said Helen Alvare, founder of the activist movement ... Read More »