The 2018 archive of Daily News

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 »

Father Michael Schmitz: How do we live well in a world of constant change?

Posted by Kyle Eller

I have a somewhat strange question for you. I’m someone who has a very hard time dealing with change. I like to make sure that the things I have and the relationships I’m in with friends and family are long-lasting, even permanent. It saddens me greatly to think that ... Read More »

Father Nick Nelson: Does God ‘make’ people gay?

Posted by Kyle Eller

It was recently reported that Pope Francis told a man who identifies as “gay,” that God made him “gay.” According to Juan Carlos Cruz, an abuse victim of a Chilean priest, Pope Francis told him, “Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like that ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: If you’re prideful, don’t mess with Jesus

Posted by Kyle Eller

There are a lot of things I am OK at, fewer things that I am good at, and very few things I am great at. But there is one thing that I am super great at: foosball. You know that table soccer game that is often found in rec-rooms ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Admitting when we’re wrong is powerful. Humanae Vitae’s dissenters should do so

Posted by Kyle Eller

Admittedly, I don’t like to be wrong; ask my husband. A while back my son and I had a long disagreement about when I authorized permission for his older brother to leave campus during lunch. I was extremely confident that it was late in his senior year. My younger ... Read More »

Father Anthony Craig: How to live the truth of Humanae Vitae

Posted by Kyle Eller

To say that the Encyclical Letter Humanae Vitae was controversial would be a gross understatement. Blessed Pope Paul VI wrote Humanae Vitae (“of human life”) on July 25, 1968. It was addressed to “all men of good will” and was subtitled “on the regulation of birth.” The encyclical did ... Read More »