Daily News

Father Paul Larson — ‘one of our diocesan characters’ — dies unexpectedly

Posted by Kyle Eller

“Father Paul, or ‘Parson Larson,’ as we sometimes called him, was one of our diocesan characters,” said Father William Graham, in Father Paul J. Larson’s funeral homily at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hibbing Jan. 25. “Often, when Paul would speak or even just appear, one of us priests would ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Here are some special opportunities for confession, mercy

Posted by Kyle Eller

 Woven into the fabric of this life’s Lent is the need for mercy. Always this is so, but Pope Francis is asking us to learn the meaning of mercy by tasting it. An example of lived mercy was the recent day of Prayer and Reparation for a Culture of ... Read More »

More than 1,000 missionaries of mercy will serve during jubilee

Posted by Kyle Eller

More than 1,000 "missionaries of mercy" from all over the world will receive a special mandate from Pope Francis to preach and teach about God's mercy, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella.

About 700 of the missionaries who were chosen by Pope Francis will be in Rome to receive their special ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Make Year of Mercy part of your New Year’s resolutions

Posted by Kyle Eller

Free. The Holy Family was free. Unencumbered by what normally shackles us, they were free to leave everything in order to fulfill the will of God.

Meditate on the moves they were asked to make. They left the normalcy of life in Nazareth to go and register in Bethlehem, ... Read More »

Register now for Day of Prayer, conferences

Posted by Kyle Eller

Three upcoming events may have you wishing to mark your calendars and get a registration in: a Day of Fasting and Prayer in Reparation for a Culture of Violence on Jan. 22, the annual men’s conference on Feb. 13 and the annual women’s conference on Feb. 27. Day of ... Read More »

Merry Christmas from the Diocese of Duluth!

Posted by Kyle Eller

Of the Father’s love begotten,Ere the worlds began to be,He is Alpha and Omega,He the source, the ending He,Of the things that are, that have been,And that future years shall see,Evermore and evermore!

Matthias Stom (fl. 1615–1649) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

O that birth forever blessèd,When the virgin, ... Read More »

Pope recognizes miracle needed to declare Mother Teresa a saint

Posted by Kyle Eller

Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, thus paving the way for her canonization.

Pope Francis signed the decree for Blessed Teresa’s cause and advanced three other sainthood causes Dec. 17, the Vatican announced.

Although the date for the canonization ceremony ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Don’t miss history being made in Holy Year of Mercy

Posted by Kyle Eller

This month will be the start of a pretty big deal. Several months ago, Pope Francis announced the Holy Year of Mercy, starting Dec. 8 and running through 2016.

A Holy Year is very different from other themed years. You may remember the Year of St. Paul or the ... Read More »

Pope appoints priest of Diocese of Superior to be bishop of diocese

Posted by Kyle Eller

Pope Francis has appointed Father James P. Powers, a priest of the Diocese of Superior, Wisconsin, and currently its administrator, to be bishop of the diocese.

The appointment was announced Dec. 15 in Washington by Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, apostolic nuncio to the U.S. Bishop-designate James Powers

A native ... Read More »

A message from Bishop Paul D. Sirba

Posted by Kyle Eller

Be glad and exult with all your heart,O daughter Jerusalem!The LORD has removed the judgment against youhe has turned away your enemies;the King of Israel, the LORD, is in your midst,you have no further misfortune to fear.

Our readings for today’s Gaudete Sunday call us, in the prophecy of ... Read More »