Diocese of Duluth

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Bishop Paul Sirba

It is difficult to return to realities that are painful. We want relief and resolution. We don’t like pain or suffering. The expression “no pain no gain” may be a helpful sports mantra, but not so much when we are facing what seems insurmountable.
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A message from Bishop Sirba regarding the diocesan bankruptcy

Plan to resolve diocesan bankruptcy receives final court approval

Bankruptcy Judge Robert Kressel of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District Court of Minnesota has approved today a $39.2 million agreement between victims-survivors of clergy sexual abuse and the Diocese of Duluth. Read more >> Fact sheet >> Bishop Sirba’s letter to the faithful >>

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Upcoming events

MARRIAGE SEMINAR: Rise as One, a marriage seminar featuring former Minnesota Viking Matt Birk, will be held Nov. 16 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 2430 W. Third St., Duluth. Registration information >>

MEN’S CONFERENCE: The 2020 Men of Faith Conference (“Men on Fire”) will be held Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Marshall School in Duluth. The presenter is internationally renowned speaker, author, and preacher Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers, known as the “Dynamic Deacon” for his powerful and passionate preaching and evangelizing. Registration and more information >>

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: The eighth annual Women of Faith Conference is scheduled March 28, 2020, at Marshall School in Duluth. This year’s theme is “Worthy,” and the event will feature nationally acclaimed motivational speaker, TV contributor, radio host, and life activist Deby Schlapprizzi.

 

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.

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.

Office Hours

Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Daily News

Plan to resolve diocesan bankruptcy receives final court approval

Bankruptcy Judge Robert Kressel of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District Court of Minnesota has approved today a $39.2 million agreement between victims-survivors of clergy sexual abuse and the Diocese of Duluth.

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Retired Bishop Kinney dies; recalled as 'kind, gracious pastoral leader'

Retired Bishop John F. Kinney of St. Cloud died Sept. 27 at Quiet Oaks Hospice in St. Augusta. He was 82.

Retired Bishop John F. Kinney of St. Cloud, Minn., died at age 82 Sept. 27, 2019, at Quiet Oaks Hospice in St. Augusta. Bishop Kinney is pictured concelebrating Mass at the Vatican March 6. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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Warmhearted stories, deeply felt prayers mark Archbishop Flynn's funeral

A funeral Mass attended by more than 2,000 people, including a dozen bishops and a U.S. cardinal, hundreds of laypeople, priests, seminarians, religious brothers and sisters, was made intimate by warmhearted stories and heartfelt prayers for the late Archbishop Harry J. Flynn of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Jon and Maria O'Malley of St. Michael's Parish in Stillwater, Minn., and their infant daughter, Mollie, stand over the casket of retired Archbishop Harry J. Flynn of St . Paul and Minneapolis before his funeral Mass Sept. 30, at the Cathedral of St. Paul. The couple adopted six children from Ethiopia, and Archbishop Flynn baptized four of them in 2007. The retired archbishop died Sept. 22, in St. Paul at age 86. (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, Catholic Spirit)

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