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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 »

Joy & courage: They were watchwords of the day at the Catholic Women’s Conference

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Two high-energy, quick-talking speakers with a message of joy and courage had the third annual Catholic Women’s Conference buzzing March 7 at Marshall School in Duluth, and by the end, organizers say, feedback from those in attendance rated it one of the best conferences yet.

Themed “The Joy of Our Faith,” the conference presented those in attendance with a copy of Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation “The Joy of the Gospel.” Conquering ... Read More »

Pope says children are never a mistake, calls adults to responsibility

Posted by Kyle Eller

Children are never a “mistake” and no sacrifice is too great for an adult to make so that children can feel their worth, Pope Francis said.

During his weekly general audience in a chilly, but sunny St. Peter’s Square April 8, the pope continued his series of talks about ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: ‘Good news’ of the Gospel of Life proved, for me, to be life changing

Posted by Kyle Eller

When as a young adult I was wandering in the spiritual wilderness as an agnostic relativist, God left me a couple of “lifelines” to help me find my way home. One was that I was always pro- life. I really couldn’t shake it.

In many ways this didn’t seem ... Read More »

Chrism Mass — a celebration of joy and renewal

Posted by Kyle Eller

Bishop Paul Sirba said March 30 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary that it may be one of the few times in his life he’ll have the privilege to celebrate two Chrism Masses in a year — the one he was in the midst of for ... Read More »

Minnesota beer company celebrates 15 years of feeding the hungry

Posted by Kyle Eller

In the purchase and subsequent consumption of what’s playfully dubbed “Irish Holy Water,” fans of Finnegans beer are feeding the hungry in Minnesota, which has included clients of Catholic Charities in the past.

Since its beginning 15 years ago, the Minneapolis-based beer company has centered its business model on ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: We’ll have lots of opportunities to reflect on mercy

Posted by Kyle Eller

Pope Francis is promulgating a special Holy Year on the virtue that ‘changes the world’

The joy of the Gospel of Easter fills our world. May the risen Lord make us living witnesses of his saving love! Happy Easter!

Pope Francis will formally announce the celebration of an “extraordinary ... Read More »