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Supreme Court agrees to take up same-sex marriage cases this term

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Catholic News Service — The Supreme Court Jan. 16 agreed to hear four cases over the constitutionality of same-sex marriage, tackling the questions of whether the 14th Amendment requires states to allow such marriages and whether it requires them to recognize same-sex marriages licensed in other states.

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9 Days for Life Novena, Day 3

Posted by Kyle Eller

Intercession

May those who long for a child of their own be filled with trust in God’s loving plan. Prayers

Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be Reflection

It can be very difficult and painful when the Lord doesn’t answer our prayers the way we hope. We may have ... Read More »

Pope, at Mass with millions, tells Filipinos to protect the family

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Francis X. Rocca / Catholic News Service — Pope Francis told a crowd of an estimated 6 million gathered in a Manila park to protect the family “against insidious attacks and programs contrary to all that we hold true and sacred, all that is most beautiful and noble ... Read More »

9 Days for Life Novena, Day 2

Posted by Kyle Eller

Intercession

May those near the end of their lives receive medical care that respects their dignity and protects their lives. Prayers

Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be Reflection

In today’s Gospel reading (Jn 1:35-42), John the Baptist testifies that Jesus is “the Lamb of God.” How often do ... Read More »

9 Days for Life Novena, Day 1

Posted by Kyle Eller

Intercession

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 »