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Make Year of Mercy part of your New Year’s resolutions

Free. The Holy Family was free. Unencumbered by what normally shackles us, they were free to leave everything in order to fulfill the will of God. (The Northern Cross) Read more >>

A message from Bishop Sirba

In the wake of last week’s decision to file for bankruptcy protection, Duluth Bishop Paul D. Sirba asked that a letter from him be read at last weekend’s Masses. Here is the letter. Read more >>

Registrations open

If you want to get in on the bus to the March for Life in the Twin Cities on Jan. 22 or get in on this year’s conferences for men and women, there is no time like the present to get signed up. Check out the registration information available in this article. (The Northern Cross) Read more >>

Upcoming events

MEN’S CONFERENCE: The 2016 Catholic Men’s Conference for the Diocese of Duluth is set for Feb. 13 at Marshall School in Duluth. The speaker is Father Bill Baer, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Register online here.

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: The fourth annual Women of Faith conference will feature speaker Colleen Carroll Campbell, author of “My Sisters the Saints,” at Marshall School in Duluth Feb. 27. Registration information available here.

WORLD YOUTH DAY: Pilgrims from the Diocese of Duluth will travel to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, from July 19-31, 2016.

Issues

STRATEGIC PLANNING: The Diocese of Duluth Five Year Strategic Plan, effective from 2012 to 2017, along with the implementation handbook, is available here. You can find an update on what’s been implemented so far 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.

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.