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9 Days for Life Novena, Day 1

Posted by Kyle Eller


For the conversion of all hearts and the end to abortion. Prayers

Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be Reflection

Today’s Gospel reading from Mark (Mk 2:13-17) recounts Jesus dining with tax collectors and sinners. When the Pharisees question Jesus about this, he responds, “Those who are well ... Read More »

Pope’s canonization announcement surprises even Serra’s promoters

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Patricia Zapor / Catholic News Service — Surprising even the people who have been promoting the sainthood cause of Blessed Junipero Serra, Pope Francis announced Jan. 15 that in September, he hopes to canonize the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan who founded a string of missions across Mexico and California.

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Diocesan conferences set for both men and women

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle Eller / The Northern Cross — The diocesan men’s conference is on its fourth year and the women’s conference on its third, and both are moving to Marshall School in Duluth this year.

The Duluth Catholic Men’s Conference is set for Feb. 21 and will feature two ... Read More »

9 Days for Life Unites Faithful in Prayer, Action around Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Posted by Kyle Eller

WASHINGTON — A period of prayer, penance, and pilgrimage Jan. 17-25 will mark the anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion throughout pregnancy. The “9 Days for Life” novena encourages nationwide solidarity in prayer for daily intentions, including for couples experiencing infertility, ... Read More »

Danielle Rose releases new video

Posted by Kyle Eller

On Jan. 15, Duluth-based Catholic musician Danielle Rose released a new music video for the song “Little Flower,” from her album “Culture of Life.” Rose said the video “radiates God’s love for people often considered to be of little value.” She said in China, this mindset of treating some ... Read More »

Gift from heaven? Pope receives unexpected visit from St. Therese of Lisieux

Posted by Kyle Eller

Catholic News Agency/EWTN News — During his flight to the Philippines, Pope Francis thanked a French journalist who gave him an image of St. Therese, saying that instead of giving the usual rose when he asked for help, St. Therese came to him herself.

“I have the habit of, ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Say ‘yes’ in 2015

Posted by Kyle Eller

In this new year, take advantage of parish and diocesan opportunities to encounter Jesus anew “Loving trust and total surrender made Our Lady say ‘yes’ to the message of the angel. And cheerfulness made her run in haste to serve her cousin Elizabeth. That is so much our life: ... Read More »

Merry Christmas from the Diocese of Duluth

Posted by Kyle Eller

Click here for a short video greeting from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Offices at the Pastoral Center are closed December 24-25 for the Christmas holiday.

Bishop Paul Sirba: Family, marriage, consecrated life all in the spotlight

Posted by Kyle Eller

Recently, our Holy Father announced he was coming for his first visit to the United States to attend the eighth World Meeting of Families in September 2015. “I wish to confirm according to the wishes of The Lord, that in September of 2015, I will go to Philadelphia for ... Read More »

Upcoming diocesan events

Posted by Kyle Eller

Some of the deanery events marking the 125th anniversary of the Diocese of Duluth, which began in October, are coming into focus. Here is an update for each of the deaneries:

Brainerd: A holy hour, blessing of volunteers, meal and more will be held at St. Francis Church in ... Read More »