Diocese of Duluth

Bishop Paul Sirba
Meditate on our redemption — from Jesus’ perspective

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 >>

Gift of Self

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 >>

Catholics bring voices to State Capitol

“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 >>

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Highlights

CHRISM MASS: The annual Chrism Mass is scheduled for Monday, April 15, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth.

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.

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.

Latest news

Faith in the Public Arena: When it comes to politics, everything is connected

Today, people working to advance Catholic social teaching often find themselves in opposing camps, divided along party lines. But the church’s political work is about putting back together what has been torn apart by a highly partisan culture. In his encyclical Laudato si,’ Pope Francis proposes integral ecology as a new framework for reunifying the church’s mission of public engagement.

A schism in Catholic social teaching

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Father Nick Nelson: The church has definite ideals about music at Mass

I have been writing this column for less than a year, but you can probably tell that I have a passion for the liturgy. But this makes sense. As you “play how you practice,” you become how you worship.

Father Nick

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Deacon Kyle Eller: When the accusation of hate is a weapon of hate

“Get used to replying to those poor ‘haters,’ when they pelt you with stones, by pelting them with Hail Marys.”

This quote from St. Josemaria Escriva seems useful these days when it is so easy to lose one’s peace.

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Office Hours

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