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Abortions down in annual Minnesota abortion report

Posted by Kyle Eller

Abortion numbers have dropped in eight of the last nine years in Minnesota to their lowest level since 1974. Officials at Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life attributed the drop in part to the success of lifeaffirming laws that provide women with abortion information and alternatives and empower them to ... Read More »

Aubry Haben: Support the Seminarian Appeal this month

Posted by Kyle Eller

We are blessed to have 13 seminarians in formation this fall. Please pray for them as they open their hearts to a life of sacred service in the Diocese of Duluth.

The Seminarian Appeal, which should have arrived by now to every home, is one way in which we ... Read More »

Duluth parish to offer Latin Mass beginning in Advent

Posted by Kyle Eller

People nourished by the Latin Mass got some welcome news in July when Father Joel Hastings, pastor of St. Benedict Church in Duluth and director of liturgy for the Diocese of Duluth, announced that beginning in Advent the parish’s noon Mass on Sunday would be offered in Latin.

At ... Read More »

Massive storm damages cemetery, parishes

Posted by Kyle Eller

Northern Minnesota has been no stranger to severe summer weather the past few years, from the historic floods of 2012 to another round of flooding this year and severe weather in places like Deer River.

The latest storm hit Duluth and left tens of thousands of people without power, ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: World Youth Day promises to be an overflowing of mercy

Posted by Kyle Eller

Saint Paul tells us: “athletes deny themselves all sorts of things; they do this to win a crown of leaves that withers, but we a crown that is imperishable” (1 Corinthians 9:25).

Three years ago in Rio de Janeiro, the site of this year’s Olympics, Pope Francis offered the ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: In this Year of Mercy, summer is the time to work on our relationship with Jesus

Posted by Kyle Eller

Summer is the perfect time for us to work on our relationship with Jesus Christ. It isn’t expensive, but it will cost you your life. Cardinal Francis George, OMI, former Archbishop of Chicago, recently deceased, used to remind people “that the poorest of the poor is not the one ... Read More »

Rare opportunity to experience relics of Fisher and More draws more than 150

Posted by Kyle Eller

More than 150 people came to Queen of Peace Church in Cloquet June 27 to view and venerate the relics of two English martyrs — St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More — during the hour and a half the Strength of the Saints tour’s visit to the Diocese ... Read More »

Minnesota bishops release statement on the expiration of the Minnesota Child Victims Act

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Catholic Bishops of the State of Minnesota issued a joint statement May 25, the day which marks the expiration of the Minnesota Child Victims Act, which allowed civil suits on sexual abuse cases that were previously outside the statute of limitations. The statement apologizes to all who have been ... Read More »

‘Window’ closes for claims in diocesan bankruptcy

Posted by Kyle Eller

Today marks the deadline for filing claims of sexual abuse of minors under an agreement entered into as part of the bankruptcy process for the Diocese of Duluth.

Duluth Bishop Paul D. Sirba issued the following statement: The past three years have allowed many victims of clergy sexual abuse ... Read More »

Clergy assignments

Posted by Kyle Eller

Bishop Paul D. Sirba has announced the following clergy assignments, effective July 13, 2016.

Father Charles Flynn has retired. He was pastor of Resurrection, Eveleth, and St. Joseph, Gilbert.

Father Fredrick Method has retired. He was pastor of St. Joseph, Chisholm, and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Buhl.

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