Diocese of Duluth

Ordination of Bishop-elect Felton

Bishop-elect FeltonThe ordination and installation of Bishop-elect Daniel Felton will take place at 11 a.m. May 20 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth. The evening before, Vespers will be celebrated at the Cathedral at 5 p.m. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, in-person attendance at these events is by invitation only. However, the ordination will be livestreamed by the Cathedral and available at www.dioceseduluth.org. Bishop-elect Felton is also planning to celebrate Masses in each of the diocese’s five deaneries in the coming months to meet the faithful.

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Upcoming events

MEN’S CONFERENCE: The Men of Faith Conference scheduled for Feb. 20, 2021, has been cancelled due to concerns and restrictions with the Covid-19 pandemic, organizers announced in late November. A date has not been set yet for the 2022 Men of Faith Conference.

WOMEN’S CONFERENCE: This year’s Women of Faith Conference that had been scheduled for March is canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

TBD: Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many upcoming events remain uncertain.

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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Friday: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Ordination and installation set for the Cathedral

Bishop-elect Daniel Felton

(Photo by Mary Rasch)

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Father Daniel Felton named bishop for Duluth Diocese

Today, the Holy See announced that Pope Francis has named the Very Rev. Daniel Felton, of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., to become the tenth bishop of the Diocese of Duluth. His episcopal ordination and installation as bishop of Duluth have been set for May 20.

Bishop-elect Daniel Felton

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Father Mike Schmitz: Does God just coerce people into following him?

I have recently been reading the Old Testament and have encountered some things that have troubled me. Among them is the way God talks about blessing those who obey him and cursing those who disobey him. I much prefer the New Testament and how Jesus reveals that God is love and calls us to love him. This just seems like God is coercing people into following him. What do I do? 

The fact that you are wrestling with this demonstrates that you have an issue and are willing to engage with it rather than just ignore it. These are the kinds of questions that can lead to a deepening and maturing of faith, so I am very glad that you asked about this.

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