The 2017 archive of Daily News

Father Michael Schmitz: When not liking the liturgy leads family to stop going to Mass

Posted by Kyle Eller

Question: My family refuses to go to Mass because there are too many “extras” (like baptisms), too much singing, and too many announcements. Why can’t we have a “low Mass” without all of that stuff? Isn’t the church supposed to adapt and keep up with all the people?

Answer: ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Learn from St. Hubert — don’t skip church to go hunting

Posted by Kyle Eller

If you are an outdoorsman, November is the most wonderful time of the year! Hunting is in the air, and although hunting is an interest of both sexes, I certainly see more wives alone at Mass during this time than I see husbands. Often, women will refer to themselves ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Hefner death, NFL controversy show that our bodies reflect our souls

Posted by Kyle Eller

I can’t help but get excited when the secular world unwittingly reports beliefs imparted by the Catholic Church and does an exceptional job proving those teachings true.

This past month, two entirely different news stories were widely published, frequently discussed, and commented about on social media: the ongoing story ... Read More »

Four permanent deacons to be ordained Nov. 26

Posted by Kyle Eller

Bishop Paul Sirba will ordain four men, Kyle Eller, Daniel Goshey, Michael Marvin, and Steven Odegard, to the permanent diaconate at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth.

The ordination takes place on the Solemnity of Christ the King, as ... Read More »

Editorial: Grateful life? Better life

Posted by Kyle Eller

In November we get to celebrate arguably the greatest secular holiday on the American calendar: Thanksgiving.

What’s so great about it? It’s not the food, family, traditions, the time off of work, or even the football that we have in mind here, wonderful as those things might be. It’s ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: Can the perfect cup of coffee lead us to God?

Posted by Kyle Eller

I’ve become a bit of a coffee snob. I’m not the rude kind — if you offer me a cup of ordinary Folgers, chances are I will gratefully drink it. But left to my own devices? It will not be drip coffee — I use an Aeropress or a ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Fall awakens our hope of the Master’s return

Posted by Kyle Eller

As nature sheds her glory, and the daylight shades come earlier, what a beautiful fall we have had. We enter the month of November with hope and expectation: hope as members of the Communion of Saints on the road to glory, and expectation in the truth of our faith ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Fatima pilgrimage was a blessing to my faith

Posted by Kyle Eller

I know that I have had more opportunities than most Catholics. My parents sacrificed to send my 12 siblings and me to Catholic schools, both grade school and high school, and nearly all of us attended Catholic colleges. My parents instilled the value of weekly Mass attendance, and while ... Read More »

Rocking at Built Upon a Rock Fest

Posted by Kyle Eller

When the day’s emcee Father Ryan Moravitz asked the crowd at Built Upon a Rock Fest Sept. 17 if they wanted to do it again next year, there was no mistaking the answer in the big cheer that followed.

The gorgeous late summer Catholic rock concert drew more than ... Read More »

Jason Adkins: Combating racial disparities can begin in three important places

Posted by Kyle Eller

Racial disparities continue to persist in American life. As a response, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently instituted a new initiative to fight racism in all its forms.

Though racism — irrational animus toward others based on their skin color, ethnicity, or race — is a sin within ... Read More »