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Father Hadrich hopes recovery from a stroke draws attention to the gift of the priesthood

Posted by Kyle Eller

The weather was beautiful that summer Saturday morning, and a lot of parishioners turned out to watch their young priest finish second in a local triathlon.

But Aug. 8 was not a normal day for Father Ben Hadrich, pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas in International Falls. “It was just ... Read More »

Pope names papal nuncio to Mexico to be new nuncio to the United States

Posted by Kyle Eller

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Christophe Pierre, papal nuncio to Mexico since 2007, to be the new apostolic nuncio to the United States.

He succeeds Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, who has held the post since 2011. Archbishop Vigano turned 75 in January, the age at which canon law requires ... Read More »

Duluth-Superior gets a new Catholic radio station

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Duluth area’s Catholic media presence just got a major upgrade: Real Presence Radio is now broadcasting at 88.1 FM, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The station went live at about 10:30 a.m. on March 4, broadcasting from Superior, Wis.

The Real Presence Radio network originated ... Read More »

No doctrine change from Pope Francis — but a call for better pastoral care

Posted by Kyle Eller

Catholics who have divorced and remarried need the fullness of Church teaching. They also need a wise pastoral and community response to their difficulties that can help them grow in the Christian life, Pope Francis said on Friday in his new document on love in the family. “The Church’s ... Read More »

Statement of Bishop Paul Sirba on the release of Amoris Laetitia

Posted by Kyle Eller

April 8, 2016 Following is a statement of Duluth Bishop Paul Sirba on the release of Amoris Laetitia, the apostolic exhortation of Pope Francis on after the recent Synod on the Family: Like everyone else, I am only at the beginning of the process of reading, receiving and praying ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: The peace we bring to the world is rooted in the Eucharist

Posted by Kyle Eller

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” — 1 Corinthians 1:2 The priest’s opening greeting at Mass, and the words of Jesus after his Resurrection from the dead to his disciples, are words for us today. Our world has never been a ... Read More »

Minnesota bishops discuss priorities with governor, legislators

Posted by Kyle Eller

For Minnesota’s bishops, a recent day of meetings with Gov. Mark Dayton and state legislators in St. Paul was an opportunity to build relationships and discuss the church’s public policy priorities. “The biggest value [of a day like this] is to get to know the people,” said St. Cloud ... Read More »

Reconcile with God, resurrect hope in others, pope urges at Easter

Posted by Kyle Eller

Easter is a feast of hope, a celebration of God’s mercy and a call to pray for and assist all who suffer, Pope Francis said before giving his solemn blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world).

The risen Jesus “makes us sharers of his immortal life ... Read More »

Chrism Mass is today at 5:30 p.m.

Posted by Kyle Eller

The annual Chrism Mass, which takes place during Holy Week each year and during which the diocesan bishop blesses the Holy Oils that are used in the sacraments throughout the year, will be held today at 5:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary.

The Mass ... Read More »

Attempt to legalize assisted suicide in Minnesota withdrawn after Senate hearing

Posted by Kyle Eller

An effort to legalize assisted suicide in Minnesota appears to be dead after the bill’s author withdrew her legislation March 16. More than two hours of public testimony on S.F. 1880 included 17 physicians, nurses, attorneys and members of the disability community who warned of the grave dangers assisted ... Read More »