The May 2015 archive of Daily News

Clergy assignments

Posted by Kyle Eller

Bishop Paul D. Sirba has made the following clergy assignments: Effective May 31, 2015:

Father Eric Hastings, from pastor of St. Benedict, Duluth, and judicial vicar and chancellor, to a leave of absence. Effective July 15, 2015:

Father Steven Laflamme, from studies for his license in canon law at ... Read More »


Posted by Kyle Eller



We are continuing to closely monitor the situation involving Father Brian Lederer. We’ve also been in contact with the civil authorities to offer them our full cooperation in their investigation.

In light of the serious allegations against him and ... Read More »

Press release regarding Father Brian Lederer

Posted by Kyle Eller

May 6, 2015

Father Brian Lederer, a priest of the Diocese of Duluth, was arrested in Hibbing May 5 as a result of allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor. While the circumstances leading to his arrest are currently unknown to us and while we believe Father Lederer is ... Read More »

Vatican unveils logo, prayer, details of Holy Year of Mercy

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Holy Year of Mercy will be an opportunity to encourage Christians to meet people’s “real needs” with concrete assistance, to experience a “true pilgrimage” on foot, and to send “missionaries of mercy” throughout the world to forgive even the most serious of sins, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella.

The ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Confirmation season a time of joy for me

Posted by Kyle Eller

One of the highlights of the Easter Season for me is the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Although I have the privilege of celebrating the Sacrament in most of the months of the year — even in January — many parishes choose the Easter Season to celebrate this ... Read More »

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