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Bishop Paul Sirba: Bishops’ meeting offered resources for responding to persecution

Posted by Kyle Eller

How do Christians respond to persecution? I refer you to an excellent report prepared in partnership with the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture, the Religious Freedom Institute, and Georgetown University’s Religious Freedom Research Project. Aid to the Church in Need closely collaborated as well.

“Under ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: How our deepest longings reveal God’s existence

Posted by Kyle Eller

Some people consider philosophical arguments about God’s existence a dry, pointless exercise unlikely to convince anyone.

I’m not one of those people — I have no right to be, given that God used those kinds of debates in my own faith journey quite dramatically. Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

Reason, far ... Read More »

Fatima anniversary events continue July 13 in Duluth

Posted by Kyle Eller

The events honoring the 100th anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima will continue Thursday with two events in Duluth.

At the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., there will be a led rosary before the 7 a.m. Mass and a led rosary at 5:30 p.m.

At St. Benedict’s Church, 1419 Arrowhead Road, Mass begins at 5:30 p.m., and at the conclusion there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Led by Father Joel Hastings, there will be a reading of the story of the July 13 apparition, followed by time for silent prayer, and then the rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m., followed by Benediction at around 7:30 ... Read More »

Some job opportunities in the diocese

Posted by Kyle Eller

There are a couple of key job openings in the Diocese of Duluth that you may want to know about or share with friends and family. Full details, along with other job opportunities, are available on the jobs page of the diocesan website.

First, Stella Maris Academy, the new ... Read More »

Three men ordained to the priesthood

Posted by Kyle Eller

Fathers Jeremy Bock, Beau Braun, and Steven Langenbrunner were ordained before an overflow congregation at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary June 9. Bishop Paul Sirba, in his homily, noted that Father Bock said he had initially resisted God’s call in the diocesan vocations prayer. “The Hound ... Read More »

Clergy assignments

Posted by Kyle Eller

Bishop Paul D. Sirba has announced the following clergy assignments, effective July 12, 2017.

Father Seamus Walsh: pastor of St. John, Grand Marais, and Holy Rosary, Grand Portage, to retirement.

Father William Fider: pastor of St. Lawrence, St. Joseph, and Holy Family, Duluth, to retirement.

Father Ryan Moravitz: pastor ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: June brings great celebrations and chances to grow in faith

Posted by Kyle Eller

You are cordially invited to attend the ordination of Deacons Jeremy Bock, Beau Braun, and Steven Langenbrunner to the priesthood on Friday, June 9, at 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth. If you have never been to an ordination before, please come! ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Jesus appeared only to his disciples — for good reasons

Posted by Grace Romanek

May 2017 is an important month, because it marks the 100th anniversary of Our Lady’s appearance to the three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal. I had every intention to write on the subject of Our Lady’s appearance this month, but as I sit at my computer writing this column, ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: Our duties to family members include love, but with wisdom

Posted by Grace Romanek

Question: There is a family member who keeps intruding in my life. I want to love them well, and I don’t want to go against God’s teaching about the duty we owe to family, but their constant interruptions and negative attitude are really affecting me and my family. What ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Children marrying outside the church is a mother’s worry

Posted by Kyle Eller

My grocery store trips are never short. You can ask my husband. Even if I just have one or two items to pick up, a five-minute jaunt turns into a half hour or 45-minute excursion.

The reason is that grocery stores are much more than a place to purchase ... Read More »