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Pope orders Belgian religious group to stop offering euthanasia to patients

Posted by Kyle Eller

Pope Francis is cracking down on a Belgian Brothers of Charity-run organization, giving the group until the end of August to stop offering euthanasia to patients in their psychiatric centers.

In addition, each of the religious brothers serving on the board of the Brothers of Charity Group, the organization ... Read More »

Editorial: Making a desert in Belle Plaine

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Caledonian chieftain Calgacus is supposed to have said of the attacking Roman Empire, with its unquenchable desire for conquest, “they make a desert and call it peace.”

The phrase comes to mind with the news that Belle Plaine here in Minnesota has had to withdraw a veterans memorial ... Read More »

Ex-Vatican diplomat: U.S., North Korea must return to negotiating table

Posted by Kyle Eller

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The United States and North Korea must return to the negotiating table and focus on improving the quality of life of their people rather than on the might of their advanced weaponry, said a former Vatican diplomat.

In an interview with Vatican Radio Aug. 9, ... Read More »

Liz Hoefferle: Diocesan free trial means August is a great time to try FORMED

Posted by Kyle Eller

The “New Evangelization” calls us to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world with “new ardor,” “new methods,” and “new expression.” This means sharing the message of God’s love with ever greater enthusiasm and relevancy. It calls for finding ways to make the message heard in ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Mass, mealtime show the beauty of imperfection

Posted by Kyle Eller

According to my family, whom I am beginning to believe, I am a terrible cook. I can make cereal, anything out of a can, or warm restaurant leftovers.

It is not that I am burning or under- cooking everything, I just don’t understand which spices to put with which ... Read More »

‘Revealing God and God’s deep love to this world’

Posted by Kyle Eller

Billy Menor, nSJ, has had an eventful couple of years since leaving the Diocese of Duluth to join the Jesuits.

During his two-year novitiate, which ends with his profession of first vows on Aug. 12 in St. Paul, he’s spent time teaching at St. Paschal Baylon elementary school in ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: How does God want to be worshiped?

Posted by Kyle Eller

Next door to my parish is maybe Duluth’s closest thing to a megachurch. I have never been there, but from what I have been told, there is exciting contemporary music and an espresso bar.

This is quite a stark contrast to Catholic worship. Maybe it seems especially so given ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Yes, Jesus really means we should pray for our enemies

Posted by Kyle Eller

I am an absolute certifiable news junkie, and I always have been. I do not watch a lot of TV, but when I do it is almost always the news, and from various outlets.

On rare occasions, a particular news story will really have an impact on me. With ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: What we need is integrity more than ‘authenticity’

Posted by Kyle Eller

Question: I value authenticity and loathe hypocrisy, and I want to simply be true to myself. How can I do that if I constantly am told what to believe and how to behave by the church?

Answer: This is a very good question. The fact that you are asking ... Read More »

St. Scholastica Monastery marks 125 years with open house

Posted by Kyle Eller

St. Scholastica Monastery is hitting a major milestone this year — 125 years of prayerful presence and service in the Diocese of Duluth. And they are marking it with a major celebration Sept. 16.

“We joyfully anticipate the celebration of our 125th anniversary as an independent Benedictine Monastery,” said ... Read More »