Pope Francis’ address at the conclusion of the Synod on the Family, delivered Saturday, was met with a four-minute standing ovation on the part of the bishops attending the Vatican meeting. (CNA) Read more >>
Hundreds of pilgrims and faithful from all states of life flocked to the St. John Paul II Shrine in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to celebrate the late pope and recently canonized saint’s first universal feast day. (CNA) Read more >>
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 our pilgrimage to Poland and the Czech Republic formed us in the best of ways to be Christ-bearers to our world, so in need of the Lord’s mercy. (The Northern Cross) Read more >>
DIOCESAN ANNIVERSARY: A celebration of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of Duluth kicked off with the Diocesan Assembly and with a Mass of Thanksgiving Sunday, Oct. 5. Additional events will be announced as details become available.
MORE EVENTS: For information on additional, see the calendar from the October 2014 edition of The Northern Cross here.
STRATEGIC PLANNING: The Diocese of Duluth Five Year Strategic Plan, effective from 2012 to 2017, along with the implementation handbook, is available here.
RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: In an important ruling touching on religious liberty issues, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, which was challenging part of the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.
SAFE ENVIRONMENT: Bishop Paul Sirba, in December 2013, released names of clergy credibly abused of sexual abuse of a minor. More information is available here. Statement from Father James Bissonette on Father Timothy Backous, OSB, is available here. Statement from Fr. Eric Hastings, Chancellor regarding Fr. Nicholson and Fr. Klien here.
FINANCIAL STATEMENT: The Diocese of Duluth has released its audited financial reports. Please see the document here.
COMPUTER SECURITY: The Diocesan Technology Committee offers some best-practices guidance for computer systems here.