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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 »

Father Mike Schmitz: Consequences of some parenting styles invite questions

Posted by Kyle Eller

Question: You said that you had practical advice for parents. What kind of advice?

Answer: Parenting lessons from a priest! What next? Poetry lessons from a computer programmer?

I’m not a father of small children. But I get to work with a lot of parents and their children, and ... Read More »

Vatican welcomes Iran’s historic nuclear deal

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Holy See welcomed Iran’s historic nuclear deal and expressed hopes that more future breakthroughs be on the horizon on other issues.

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, said that “the agreement on the Iranian nuclear program is viewed in a positive light by the Holy See.”

“It constitutes ... Read More »

Friebohle, Strommer ordained transitional deacons

Posted by Kyle Eller

Deacons Charles Russell Friebohle and Paul Anthony Strommer were ordained transitional deacons, a step toward ordination to the priesthood, June 5 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary.

“I’ve had the privilege of being bishop long enough to have accompanied you on a good part of your ... Read More »

Here’s what you need to know about the big 125th diocesan anniversary celebration coming up Sept. 12

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Northern Cross

The date is getting closer! On Sept. 12, the Diocese of Duluth will complete its celebration of the diocese’s 125th anniversary with a Eucharistic Procession through downtown Duluth, culminating with Mass and a reception at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

The whole diocese — every ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Pope’s new encyclical is both pro-creation and pro-life

Posted by Kyle Eller

“What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?” (Laudato Si’ 160).

This question is at the heart of the new encyclical Laudato Si’, which Pope Francis issued last month. The greatly anticipated encyclical takes its ... Read More »

Supreme Court Decision on Marriage “A Tragic Error” Says President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference

Posted by Kyle Eller

June 26, 2015

WASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court decision, June 26, interpreting the U.S. Constitution to require all states to license and recognize same-sex “marriage” “is a tragic error that harms the common good and most vulnerable among us,” said Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz of Louisville, Kentucky, president of the ... Read More »