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Labor Day Statement 2015 from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Posted by Kyle Eller

  Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski of Miami,of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development, citing Pope Francis, wrote in this year’s Labor Day statement that the issue of a living wage is directly connected to issues of family that are getting so much ... Read More »

Media coverage of pope's gesture on confession causing confusion

Posted by Kyle Eller

Yesterday, Pope Francis announced that during the Year of Mercy, which runs from Dec. 8, 2015 to Nov. 20, 2016, he is granting all priests “the discretion to absolve of the sin of abortion those who have procured it and who, with contrite heart, seek forgiveness for it.” You ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Come walk with Jesus Sept. 12 for our 125th anniversary

Posted by Kyle Eller

Consider yourself invited! We are preparing for a great day. The celebration of “125 Years, Our Story, Our Faith” culminates with a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary to the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC).

Every person is important and everyone is invited ... Read More »

Here’s Pope Francis’ schedule for the Jubilee of Mercy

Posted by Kyle Eller

Catholic News Agency/EWTN News — Twelve prominent events, each with the participation of Pope Francis, have been scheduled in Rome for the upcoming Jubilee of Mercy, and CNA was able to glance at details of their programs.

The 12 big events of the Jubilee of Mercy will be: 24 ... Read More »

Liz Hoefferle: Aim for more than just avoiding sin; cultivate virtue

Posted by Kyle Eller

A ninth-grade class religious education class was learning about the moral teachings of the church when one of the inquisitive students wanted to know, “How far can I go before it’s a sin?”

While the student’s concern about avoiding sin is certainly commendable, the purpose of our lives is ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: With St. James, tradition bumps into political correctness

Posted by Kyle Eller

As significant the Twelve Apostles are to the Christian faith, we know so little about them. Even the book in the Bible known as the Acts of the Apostles is a misnomer, because it’s really only about one of the original Twelve (Peter) and the late-comer Paul.

What we ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: Laudato Si’ reminds: Save the awe, joy that gives glory to God

Posted by Kyle Eller

Ever since I was a child I can remember the feeling I get looking at a wooded hill or stream or lake. Even riding along in the backseat of a car along a familiar road, I would sometimes stare out the window looking at a wooded area, thinking of ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Like a Fitbit, the church is a tool we can grow with

Posted by Kyle Eller

This year’s Christmas gift from my husband was a Fitbit, a device that helps people keep track of the steps they take and other health information.

My husband knows I enjoy walking, so this new technology, which is at a level I can understand, was a much-appreciated gift. I ... Read More »

Prayers, sympathy shared after Tennessee shootings

Posted by Kyle Eller

An outpouring of sympathy and prayer washed over Tennessee for the victims of the July 16 shootings that left four Marines and the shooter dead.

Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville, whose diocese includes Chattanooga, encouraged all Catholics and people of faith to participate in a community prayer service ... Read More »

Video of Planned Parenthood doctor prompts calls for investigation

Posted by Kyle Eller

A video released July 14 appears to show a top Planned Parenthood official discussing the sale of parts of aborted babies for research, including discussing ways the abortion procedure can be altered to preserve specifically requested body parts.

The nearly nine-minute edited video — filmed undercover and produced by ... Read More »