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Young Canadian indigenous celebrate beloved St. Kateri as ‘one among us’

Posted by Kyle Eller

MASKWACIS, Alberta (CNS) — Young. Indigenous. Committed to the Catholic faith. Three hundred years after her death, St. Kateri Tekakwitha — North America’s first indigenous saint — has become a model for young people, especially in Maskwacis, a community that includes four First Nations south of Edmonton. Each year ... Read More »

Alvare: Society needs church’s ‘gorgeous prescriptions for human love’

Posted by Kyle Eller

Americans continue to pursue “this ridiculous path” of “unlinking sex and marriage and kids, while calling what is actually falling apart flying,” said one of America’s foremost Catholic feminist thinkers. “All the while [they’re] hurtling toward a collision with the ground,” said Helen Alvare, founder of the activist movement ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: How do we live well in a world of constant change?

Posted by Kyle Eller

I have a somewhat strange question for you. I’m someone who has a very hard time dealing with change. I like to make sure that the things I have and the relationships I’m in with friends and family are long-lasting, even permanent. It saddens me greatly to think that ... Read More »

Father Nick Nelson: Does God ‘make’ people gay?

Posted by Kyle Eller

It was recently reported that Pope Francis told a man who identifies as “gay,” that God made him “gay.” According to Juan Carlos Cruz, an abuse victim of a Chilean priest, Pope Francis told him, “Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like that ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: If you’re prideful, don’t mess with Jesus

Posted by Kyle Eller

There are a lot of things I am OK at, fewer things that I am good at, and very few things I am great at. But there is one thing that I am super great at: foosball. You know that table soccer game that is often found in rec-rooms ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Admitting when we’re wrong is powerful. Humanae Vitae’s dissenters should do so

Posted by Kyle Eller

Admittedly, I don’t like to be wrong; ask my husband. A while back my son and I had a long disagreement about when I authorized permission for his older brother to leave campus during lunch. I was extremely confident that it was late in his senior year. My younger ... Read More »

Father Anthony Craig: How to live the truth of Humanae Vitae

Posted by Kyle Eller

To say that the Encyclical Letter Humanae Vitae was controversial would be a gross understatement. Blessed Pope Paul VI wrote Humanae Vitae (“of human life”) on July 25, 1968. It was addressed to “all men of good will” and was subtitled “on the regulation of birth.” The encyclical did ... Read More »

Sarah Spangenberg: Gaudete et Exultate teaches us to make civic life a labor of love

Posted by Kyle Eller

Holiness in politics? Is that an oxymoron? Not for Catholics. In Pope Francis’ recent exhortation Gaudete et Exultate, he reminds us that the two are indeed connected. Either-or? Unfortunately, Catholics in politics and social ministry sometimes tend to fall into one of two errors. Sarah SpangenbergFaith in the Public ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: How to handle ‘sagging or fainting faith’

Posted by Kyle Eller

A book that often comes to mind these days is “Lord of the World,” by Msgr. Robert Hugh Benson, an English convert to the faith. Written in 1907, it depicts a vision of the end of the world — one of the oldest novels of the genre, yet prophetic ... Read More »

Editorial: Political divisions should call out the best — not the beast — in us

Posted by Kyle Eller

Our region was in the national spotlight again in June as national politics took center stage at the Duluth Port Authority and then Amsoil Arena in the form of a roundtable discussion and then rally with President Donald Trump. The events in Duluth went off relatively well — emphasis ... Read More »