The 2018 archive of Daily News

Father Ryan Moravitz: The story of Mallory Norrell and her family needs to be shared

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Father Ryan MoravitzGuest columnist Craig and Lori Norrell already had three children who were all in their pre-teen or teen years. Life was good. But Lori had a deep sense that God wanted more for them. She started praying for Craig to be open to reversing his vasectomy, ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: What does it mean for something to be blessed?

Posted by Kyle Eller

I recently became Catholic and keep hearing about all of the stuff you have that is “blessed.” Someone even gave me a holy card that they said had been blessed. I like the idea, I just don’t know what it means for something to be blessed. I am glad ... Read More »

Jason Adkins: Combatting the ‘evil within’ is our first responsibility

Posted by Kyle Eller

In politics today, people have fallen into the habit of condemning the evil in other persons, groups, structures, or oppressor classes, while they themselves embrace the role of victim. It is hard to see a way out of our current predicament, other than a new Great Awakening through a ... Read More »

USCCB meeting provoked ‘surprise and full range of emotions,’ bishop says

Posted by Kyle Eller

Bishop Paul Sirba said that when he and his fellow bishops learned that the Holy See had asked them not to vote on a set of proposals regarding the clergy sex abuse scandal during the annual November meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the announcement was met ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Advent waiting is a time to enter the mystery of God’s ways

Posted by Kyle Eller

We have become accustomed to instant answers and ready responses. Just say, “OK, Google.” Except, of course, when there aren’t any. Sometimes we are deprived of support, stressed by the unfairness of a situation, and uncertain about what to do next, and no simple answer is available. In faith, ... Read More »

Two men ordained deacons

Posted by Kyle Eller

Bishop Paul Sirba ordained Steve Schuler and Chuck Welte as deacons at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary Nov. 25, the Solemnity of Christ the King, before a large congregation of family, friends, and other faithful. Both are transplants to northern Minnesota. Deacon Schuler, a retired law ... Read More »

Faith in the Public Arena: (Civic) friendship is an apostolate

Posted by Kyle Eller

When you read this, the 2018 elections will have passed. The anger will continue to boil, and new opportunities for outrage will undoubtedly abound. The demonization of political opponents will persist, and the saddling of the American presidency with criminal investigations and threats of impeachment will likely become a ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Accountability helped by the assistance of the whole People of God

Posted by Kyle Eller

“If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy” (1 Corinthians 12:26). St. Paul established a Christian community in Corinth about the year 51. The city, a major seaport and commercial crossroads, struggled with issues of moral ... Read More »

McIver offers hopeful vision in the midst of ‘ruins’

Posted by Kyle Eller

“Love persists in the midst of ruins.” That might be the most apt takeaway from Colin McIver’s presentations at the Diocese of Duluth’s 13th annual Diocesan Assembly, held Oct. 13 at Marshall School in Duluth. It was attended by about 170 people. Colin McIver addresses the crowd at the ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: A call to pray in reparation and for mercy

Posted by Kyle Eller

On Oct. 7, we celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary. The date recalls the famous Battle of Lepanto. In preparation for this defensive battle, St. Pius V ordered Christians in the year 1571 to say the Rosary daily, and before the battle, he ordered a ... Read More »