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Bishop Paul Sirba: Humanae Vitae’s anniversary something to celebrate, embrace

Posted by Kyle Eller

This July 25 will mark the 50th anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae. Though 50 years have gone by, the encyclical remains prophetic. I pray you find time to read it. Humanae Vitae has proven again and again to be remarkably prescient. It is also incredibly positive. Bishop ... Read More »

Bishops end border visit, call reunification of children urgent

Posted by Kyle Eller

In less than 48 hours, a group of Catholic bishops saw the faces of triumph and relief from migrants who had been recently released by immigration authorities, but ended their two-day journey to the border with a more “somber” experience, visiting detained migrant children living temporarily within the walls ... Read More »

Clergy assignments

Posted by Kyle Eller

Bishop Paul D. Sirba has announced the following clergy assignments, effective Wednesday, July 11. Father James Bissonette, pastor of St. James, Duluth, to pastor of St. Raphael, Duluth, and St. Rose, Proctor. Father Drew Braun, pastor of St. John, Grand Marais, and Holy Rosary, Grand Portage, to pastor of ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Priests, too, ‘bear this treasure in earthen vessels,’ so pray for them

Posted by Kyle Eller

Christ Jesus offered himself for us. From his wounded side flowed blood and water, the fountain of life for his people. This June, not only are the clergy moves announced in the Northern Cross, but the Holy Father has designated June 8, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart ... Read More »

Handmaids coming to the Diocese of Duluth

Posted by Kyle Eller

Father Ryan Moravitz announced at Holy Family Church in Duluth this weekend that the Handmaids of the Heart of Jesus are coming to the Diocese of Duluth and will be taking up residence at the former Holy Family rectory.

The Handmaids come with the blessing and invitation of Duluth ... Read More »

Holiness means being loving, not boring, pope says

Posted by Kyle Eller

God calls all Christians to be saints — not plastic statues of saints, but real people who make time for prayer and who show loving care for others in the simplest gestures, Pope Francis said in his new document on holiness.

"Do not be afraid of holiness. It will ... Read More »

Divine Mercy celebrations in the diocese

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Feast of Divine Mercy is Sunday, April 8. The schedule for the Diocese of Duluth for 2018 is: Aitken, St. James Church, 299 Red Oak Drive, (218) 927-6581: 1:30 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.; confession 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m., holy hour 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.; Divine Mercy ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Let the Lord’s Resurrection fill our hearts with grace and mercy

Posted by Kyle Eller

No one can stop the Resurrection of Jesus. No one. The power and grace of the dying and rising of Jesus Christ is explosive! Christians gather at the tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem every year to share the Easter greeting and the light of the new Easter fire. The ... Read More »

Diocese of Winona renamed with addition of Rochester co-cathedral

Posted by Kyle Eller

  The Congregation for Bishops has decreed that the Diocese of Winona will now be called the Diocese of Winona-Rochester and that St. John the Evangelist Church of Rochester will be designated as a co-cathedral, according to a March 27 announcement from the newly renamed diocese. “This is a ... Read More »