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Faith, prayer sources of strength for slain U.S. journalist, his family

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Catholic News Service — In April 2013, the parents of slain U.S. journalist James Foley attended a prayer vigil at Marquette University in Milwaukee to pray for their son, who at that time had disappeared in Syria.

Before Diane and John Foley had confirmation that spring that their ... Read More »

Diocesan Assembly

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Diocese of Duluth’s ninth annual Diocesan Assembly will be held Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Marshall School auditorium in Duluth. The speaker will be Thomas Smith from Ascension Press on “Walking Toward Eternity: Making Choices for Today.” Participants will learn to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ ... Read More »

Pope Francis asks prayers for relatives killed in car accident

Posted by Kyle Eller

Catholic News Agency/EWTN News — The Holy See announced Tuesday that Pope Francis has asked that the faithful join him in praying for the repose of the souls of three members of his family who have been killed in a car accident.

“The pope was informed of the tragic ... Read More »

Catholic groups unite to help Iraqis ousted by extremists

Posted by Kyle Eller

Andrea Gagliarducci/Catholic News Agency — Catholic Relief Services and Caritas have agreed to a common plan to help those who have fled from their homes in the portions of northern Iraq now controlled by the Islamic State.

The militant organization Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant was among ... Read More »

New deacon leader knows his way around program

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle Eller/The Northern Cross — For the first time in about three decades, there is a new face at the helm of the deacon formation program for the Diocese of Duluth. Deacon John Weiske took over the role this summer after Deacon David Craig retired from the position ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: A lost sense of responsibility?

Posted by Kyle Eller

Bishop Paul Sirba

Congress is nearing the end of its term and, as of yet, has not enacted a comprehensive immigration reform package that creates a roadmap to citizenship for the nearly 11 million undocumented people in the U.S. Compounding the issue is the current humanitarian crisis at the ... Read More »

Video: Catholic schools — now more than ever

Posted by Kyle Eller

Catholic schools are communities of the New Evangelization and partners with parents in a child's education.

Consider a Catholic school for your child. For information about a Catholic school near you, please access the diocesan web page and its section on Catholic schools. (USCCB)

 

Amid Iraqi suffering, Chaldean Catholics urged to keep focus on Jesus

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Mike Stechschulte / Catholic News Service — Standing in the sanctuary of Mother of God Chaldean Cathedral, flanked by an empty cross and two ominous red symbols, Chaldean Bishop Francis Kalabat led more than 1,000 people Aug. 1 in an earnest prayer for peace and a plea for help.

The bright red symbols were the Arabic letter that stands for “Nassara” or “Nazarene” — meaning Christian, and they were ominous because Islamic militants have used the symbol to identify some 200,000 Iraqis singled out for an ultimatum: Convert to Islam, pay a tax or be ... Read More »

CRS official: Gaza a ‘complete catastrophe’ on ‘brink of collapse’

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Dale Gavlak / Catholic News Service — A top Catholic charity official described Gaza as a “complete catastrophe” after nearly four weeks of fighting between Israel and the Palestinian militant Hamas.

“Gaza is on the brink of collapse at this point,” said Matthew McGarry, who directs the Catholic ... Read More »

Vatican seeks more restrained sign of peace at Mass

Posted by Kyle Eller

Catholic News Agency/EWTN News—The Congregation for Divine Worship, in a recent circular letter, announced that the placement of the sign of peace within Mass will not change, though it suggested several ways the rite could be performed with greater dignity.

“The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of ... Read More »