Diocese of Duluth

Bible podcast by Father Schmitz tops Apple Podcast list

Father Mike Schmitz says that if you had asked him to come up with an idea for a podcast that rise to the top of Apple’s Podcast charts, “The Bible in a Year” wouldn’t have been it. Read more >>

Stella Maris moving forward on high school plans

SMAIn early February, officials with Stella Maris Academy, the diocesan Catholic school in Duluth, announced that they will be moving forward with plans to offer a high school education, beginning no later than Fall 2022. Read more >>

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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.

Office Hours

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

Daily News

Bible podcast by Father Schmitz tops Apple Podcast list

Father Mike Schmitz says that if you had asked him to come up with an idea for a podcast that rise to the top of Apple’s Podcast charts, “The Bible in a Year” wouldn’t have been it.

After all, he says, the podcast, put out by the Catholic publisher Ascension Press, is pretty simple: a few words of introduction, three readings from the Bible, and a few words of explanation, around 20 minutes all told.

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Editorial: Seeing past the 50-50 split

The results of the election verified something that has been increasingly clear over a number of recent election cycles: politically, anyway, we’re divided just about in half.

Nationally, in terms of popular vote, out of all those tens of millions of votes cast, the margin was less than 5%, just like it’s been the last three presidential elections. In fact, in the 21st century, five of the six presidential elections have ended up that way.

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Deacon Kyle Eller: How can we handle the ‘perpetual outrage machine’ as Catholics?

It’s always interesting when very great and holy saints and even doctors of the church seem to give conflicting advice — like St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Francis de Sales do on the timely and important topic of anger.

Deacon Kyle Eller

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