Diocese of Duluth

We don’t have to remain in the cold and darkness of a world without love

With the nights getting longer and the cold growing colder, it may seem counterintuitive to be thinking of new beginnings. But the expression “it is always darkest before the dawn” really comes into play — and maybe those who live in the Southern Hemisphere have a slight advantage this time of year. Our Church begins a new year with the first Sunday of Advent, Dec. 1. Read more >>

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  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
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  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
  • Photo by Dave Hrbacek / The Catholic Spirit
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Upcoming events

CATECHETICAL INSTITUTE DAY: The Diocese of Duluth will sponsor a Catechetical Institute Day Saturday, Feb. 22, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at St. Joseph Church in Grand Rapids. Bill Keimig of Franciscan University will present on the university's Catechetical Institute. The day includes Mass, catechetical formation, fellowship, encouragement, and food. Free to those in the Diocese of Duluth. Registration and more information >>

MEN'S CONFERENCE: The 2020 Men of Faith Conference ("Men on Fire") will be held Saturday, Feb. 29, 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. Details >> Registration information >>

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.

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Daily News

‘Jesus Christ was the center of his life’

Bishop Paul Sirba laid to rest

By Deacon Kyle Eller

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Bishop Paul Sirba: We don’t have to remain in the cold and darkness of a world without love

Editor’s note: Bishop Paul Sirba wrote this column for the December issue of The Northern Cross shortly before his death on Dec. 1.

With the nights getting longer and the cold growing colder, it may seem counterintuitive to be thinking of new beginnings. But the expression “it is always darkest before the dawn” really comes into play — and maybe those who live in the Southern Hemisphere have a slight advantage this time of year. Our Church begins a new year with the first Sunday of Advent, Dec. 1.

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Father Richard Kunst: Heaven is a gift, but hell is earned

Not long ago, I gave my weekday Mass crowd two theological statements and asked them to raise their hands if they thought the statement was correct. Here was the first one: “We can earn heaven by living a virtuous life, being faithful to the sacraments, and truly loving our neighbor as ourself.” About half the people raised their hand and nodded in agreement.

Father Richard

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