Diocese of Duluth

Help make our Church a beacon of light in the darkness
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.

Letter from Bishop Sirba

A letter from Duluth Bishop Paul Sirba, updating the faithful on the diocesan bankruptcy, was read in parishes across the diocese the weekend of May 4-5. The letter can be read here

Dallas’ bishop says forgiveness in court was act of Christian love

A Dallas bishop said that the public forgiveness offered by the brother of a murder victim toward the person who killed him was “an incredible example of Christian love.” Read more >>


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Upcoming events

SOPHIA INSTITUTE WORKSHOP: Catechists and catechetical leaders are invited to a diocesan workshop Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. Benedict Church in Duluth, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop will renew your calling to share the faith and provide supplemental resources to support your mission as a catechist. It includes catered breakfast and lunch and a chance for collaboration, prayer, and reflection. Free registration for Diocese of Duluth residents. Guests from other dioceses may register for $25 beginning Sept. 1.

WHITE MASS: All health care professionals are invited to attend the White Mass, celebrated by Bishop Paul Sirba at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth. Health care professionals will receive a special blessing. A light brunch hosted by the St. Raphael’s Guild of the Catholic Medical Association follows in the social hall.




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.

Office Hours

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

Vatican News

Ecuador: Indigenous leaders agree to talks with government

Ecuador`s National Indigenous Confederation says it`s agreed to hold talks with the Government that has removed fuel subsidies, which has been met with huge nationwide protests.

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St John Henry Newman: Dedicated to the search for truth

Historian Donald Prudlo says the canonisation is a definitive affirmation of what St John Henry Newman means for the Church.

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Pope calls for peace and respect for human rights in Ecuador

Pope Francis says he is concerned by the social unrest in Ecuador and calls for peace and attention towards the most vulnerable.

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