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Vatican spurns UN child committee’s call for changes to canon law

Posted by Kyle Eller

Catholic News Association/EWTN News — The Holy See has rejected the United Nations’ Committee on the Rights of the Child’s call for changes to canon law, and has formally criticized the group for a “grave misunderstanding” of the Holy See’s sovereignty.

In a response released Sept. 26, the Holy ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Pilgrimage linked us to the Risen Lord and the saints

Posted by Kyle Eller

Seventy-four pilgrims, two buses and a land rich in the story of the mercy of Jesus Christ. If the New Evangelization is about our encounter with the Risen Lord and our subsequent commission to share the Good News of Our Lord’s dying and rising with all we meet, then ... Read More »

125th anniversary

Posted by Kyle Eller

Today marks the 125th anniversary of the formation of the Diocese of Duluth, and a year-long observance begins this weekend with the Diocesan Assembly Oct. 4 and a special Mass celebrated by Bishop Sirba at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. There ... Read More »

Upcoming events

Posted by Kyle Eller

Fall is heating up with events in the Diocese of Duluth, with the Diocesan Assembly, two events sponsored by the Office of Marriage and Family Life and a Mass to mark the beginning of the diocese’s 125th anniversary celebration all coming in October.

The Diocesan Assembly will be held ... Read More »

Thousands of prayerful witnesses dwarf black mass turnout in OKC

Posted by Kyle Eller

Catholic News Agency/EWTN News — Thousands of Catholics across Oklahoma responded to a sparsely attended black mass in Oklahoma City with prayers, eucharistic processions and demonstrations, as the city’s archbishop emphasized God’s love and mercy.

“We are gathered as witnesses to hope at a time when darkness seems to ... Read More »

Bishop Cupich named to succeed Cardinal George as Chicago archbishop

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Joyce Duriga / Catholic News Service — The Archdiocese of Chicago now knows who will succeed Cardinal Francis E. George. Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Blase J. Cupich of Spokane, Washington, as the ninth archbishop of Chicago.

The appointment was announced Sept. 20 in Washington by Archbishop Carlo ... Read More »

Registration deadline approaching for Assembly

Posted by Kyle Eller

This year's ninth annual Diocesan Assembly is slated for Oct. 4 at Marshall School in Duluth, and the deadline for early registration is fast approaching: Monday, Sept. 22. The featured presenter at this year's assembly is international speaker Thomas Smith, co-author of Walking Toward Eternity. Registration available here.

Suspension of Fulton Sheen’s cause expected to be temporary

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Elise Harris / Catholic News Agency / EWTN News — In the wake of the suspension of Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s cause for canonization due to an ownership dispute of his remains, the office promoting his sainthood says it doesn’t expect the halt to last long.

Postulator Dr. Andrea ... Read More »

U.S. Bishops offer Labor Day statement

Posted by Kyle Eller

This year Pope Francis canonized Saint John XXIII and Saint John Paul II. Both made immense contributions to the social teaching of the Church on the dignity of labor and its importance to human flourishing. St. John Paul II called work "probably the essential key to the whole social ... Read More »

Black mass organizers face lawsuit over stolen Host

Posted by Kyle Eller

Catholic News Agency/EWTN News — Organizers of a satanic black mass slated to take place in Oklahoma City next month face a lawsuit on grounds that the consecrated Host used for the sacrilegious event is stolen.

“We are honored to represent Archbishop [Paul] Coakley in this fight against the ... Read More »