Daily News

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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Father Richard Kunst: Memorial Day is the most Catholic secular holiday

Posted by Kyle Eller

Back in the fall of 1987, when I was a senior in high school, my paternal grandmother had died. To this day, it is one of the more traumatic deaths I have experienced.

Though her death was expected due to cancer, she was a massive influence in my young ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: How can we keep our faith in the face of death?

Posted by Kyle Eller

There is a teacher at my Catholic school who just died. He was so young, and all of us students loved him so much. We all miss him so much. I am beginning to doubt my faith in all of this. What can I do?

Thank you so much ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Receiving the teaching of ‘The Joy of Love’

Posted by Kyle Eller

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in a simple note to the bishops of the world, released the Apostolic Exhortation, the Joy of Love. He wrote: Dear brother: Invoking the care of the Holy Family of Nazareth, I am happy to send you my exhortation Amoris Laetitia for the good ... Read More »

Relics of St. Thomas More, St. John Fisher coming during Fortnight for Freedom

Posted by Kyle Eller

The relics of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher will be coming to Minnesota this summer, including a stop at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, June 27.

The two saints exemplified courage and conviction in the face of persecution. ... Read More »

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 »