Diocese of Duluth

Vatican seeks more restrained sign of peace

Sign of PeaceThe Congregation for Divine Worship, in a recent circular letter, announced that the placement of the sign of peace within Mass will not change, though it suggested several ways the rite could be performed with greater dignity. (CNA) Read more >>

June 2014 Ordination

Hobby Lobby wins case at Supreme Court

In an important ruling touching on religious liberty issues, the U.S. Supreme Court today ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, which was challenging part of the contraceptive mandate of the Affordable Care Act.

Upcoming Events

CAMP SURVIVE: Monday through Friday, Aug. 4-8, at Big Sandy Camp in McGregor. This camp is for students who have completed grades 6 through 8. Cost is $240. Information and registration available here.

DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY: The diocese's 9th Annual Assembly will be held at Marshall School, Duluth, on Oct. 4. Featured presenter is international speaker Thomas Smith, co-author of Walking Toward Eternity. Registration available here.

Issues

STRATEGIC PLANNING: The Diocese of Duluth Five Year Strategic Plan, effective from 2012 to 2017, along with the implementation handbook, is available here.

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.

FINANCIAL STATEMENT: The Diocese of Duluth has released is audited financial reports. Please see the document here.

COMPUTER SECURITY: The Diocesan Technology Committee offers some best-practices guidance for computer systems here.