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Posted by Kyle Eller



We are continuing to closely monitor the situation involving Father Brian Lederer. We’ve also been in contact with the civil authorities to offer them our full cooperation in their investigation.

In light of the serious allegations against him and ... Read More »

Press release regarding Father Brian Lederer

Posted by Kyle Eller

May 6, 2015

Father Brian Lederer, a priest of the Diocese of Duluth, was arrested in Hibbing May 5 as a result of allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor. While the circumstances leading to his arrest are currently unknown to us and while we believe Father Lederer is ... Read More »

Vatican unveils logo, prayer, details of Holy Year of Mercy

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Holy Year of Mercy will be an opportunity to encourage Christians to meet people’s “real needs” with concrete assistance, to experience a “true pilgrimage” on foot, and to send “missionaries of mercy” throughout the world to forgive even the most serious of sins, said Archbishop Rino Fisichella.

The ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Confirmation season a time of joy for me

Posted by Kyle Eller

One of the highlights of the Easter Season for me is the celebration of the Sacrament of Confirmation. Although I have the privilege of celebrating the Sacrament in most of the months of the year — even in January — many parishes choose the Easter Season to celebrate this ... Read More »

Rain, rubble: With no help in sight, Nepalese try to salvage possessions

Posted by Kyle Eller

Five days after a powerful earthquake sowed death and devastation in Nepal, victims could be seen trying to salvage possessions from mountains of rubble in the suburbs of Kathmandu.

“Let such a calamity never happen to anyone anywhere,” Amrit Maharjan, standing on the rubble of his three-story house, told ... Read More »

‘Honoring the gifts we’ve received’

Posted by Kyle Eller

About 70 Catholics gathered far up the North Shore of Lake Superior April 24-26 to honor St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first American Indian saint to be canonized.

Some traveled to Grand Portage from as far away as Ohio and South Dakota for a regional Mini- Tekakwitha Conference under the ... Read More »

Pope: Everyone loses when culture doesn’t care about marriage, family

Posted by Kyle Eller

God’s plan for fruitful, everlasting unions between a man and woman has been lost in a world filled with skepticism, distrust and hostility, Pope Francis said.

A culture that does not value “the stable and life-giving covenant between a man and woman is certainly a loss for everyone. We ... Read More »

Arriving late, leaving Mass early are abuses of Communion

Posted by Kyle Eller

Church history is certainly my favorite subject to study. There is so much in our past that can help us today. And in the case of our history, it is accurate to say that truth is stranger than fiction.

Any trip to Europe will make clear that parish churches ... Read More »

Cardinal George, 78, dies after long fight with cancer

Posted by Kyle Eller

Cardinal Francis E. George, the retired archbishop of Chicago who was the first native Chicagoan to head the archdiocese, died April 17 at his residence after nearly 10 years battling cancer. He was 78.

His successor in Chicago, Archbishop Blase J. Cupich, called Cardinal George “a man of peace, ... Read More »

Vatican, LCWR announce successful conclusion of process to reform group

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Vatican approved new statutes and bylaws for the U.S. Leadership Conference of Women Religious, ending a seven-year process of investigating the group and engaging in dialogue with its officers to ensure greater harmony with church teaching.

Conference officers met April 16 with Pope Francis, the same day the ... Read More »