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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 »

125 years of sharing the story of Jesus

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle Eller / The Northern Cross — Bishop Paul Sirba, diocesan clergy and a group of the faithful gathered for Mass Oct. 5 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary to mark the 125th anniversary of the Diocese of Duluth, kicking off a year of commemoration.

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In Turkey, Pope Francis got a look at Christianity on the margins

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Francis X. Rocca / Catholic News Service — Ankara and Istanbul were gray and cold, at least compared to Rome, during Pope Francis’ Nov. 28-30 visit to Turkey. And the general reception, outside of the pope’s official meetings, was hardly warmer. There were none of the enthusiastic crowds ... Read More »

Pope appoints Wisconsin bishop to head statewide Diocese of Boise

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Catholic News Service — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael P. Driscoll of Boise, Idaho, and appointed Bishop Peter F. Christensen of Superior, Wisconsin, to succeed him.

Bishop Driscoll, who has headed the statewide diocese since 1999, is 75, the age at which bishops are ... Read More »

‘Tale of two synods’ emerged from Vatican, says USCCB president

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Mark Pattison/Catholic News Service — October’s extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family was just one event, but “a tale of two synods” emerged from it, according to the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Speaking to reporters Nov. 10 after the morning session of the USCCB’s ... Read More »

Liturgical items top agenda at USCCB general meeting in Baltimore

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Mark Pattison / Catholic News Service — Liturgical matters will take center stage on the agenda of action items at the fall general meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, to be held Nov. 10-13 in Baltimore.

There will be five liturgical items up for consideration. All ... Read More »