What would happen if the whole physical universe, with its billion and billions of galaxies and stars, rested on only one point like an immense overturned pyramid? Can you even imagine what pressure that point would have to bear? ... How about the whole moral universe? If you were able to calculate or quantify the sins of every man, woman, and child that ever existed and could come to rest on one man, what would that be like? We believe that happened to Jesus Christ. (The Northern Cross) Read more >>
The Office of Marriage, Family, and Life is seeking to assist the faithful who are currently experiencing separation or civil divorce and who are in need of healing. This group will use Maria Pia Campanella’s “The Gift of Self,” a six-week program for accompanying separated and divorced faithful. The series will run Sunday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. starting March 10 and finishing April 14 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth. Registration >>
“Be bold, be brave, be Catholic.” That’s how Gloria Purvis of the Eternal Word Television Network summed up the keynote address by Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia at Catholics at the Capitol Feb. 19 in St. Paul. (The Northern Cross) Read more >>
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.
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.
03/19/19 1:49 am
Two women stood near the busy road on a chilly February morning in Indianapolis. A steady, penetrating mist -- and sometimes an icy splash from a speeding car -- made for a dampness that digs deep and lingers despite layers of clothes. The temperature hovered just above freezing.
"It's always 10 degrees colder here than anywhere else," Sheryl Dye said with a patient grin. Her companion, Ann Clawson, nodded in agreement.Read More
03/19/19 1:44 am
U.S. Catholic bishops condemned the two mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15 that left at least 50 people dead and 50 seriously injured, and they also pledged their solidarity with the Muslim community.
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said he was "deeply saddened by the senseless attacks" and joined with New Zealand's bishops in "expressing solidarity with the Muslim community and in calling Catholics to join in prayer for the victims of this shooting, their families and the Muslim community that was directly targeted."Read More
03/12/19 1:57 am
Answering the Lord's call demands the courage to take a risk, but it is an invitation to become part of an important mission, Pope Francis said.
God "wants us to discover that each of us is called -- in a variety of ways -- to something grand, and that our lives should not grow entangled in the nets of an ennui that dulls the heart," the pope said.Read More