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Bible podcast by Father Schmitz tops Apple Podcast list

Posted by Kyle Eller

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 ... Read More »

Editorial: Seeing past the 50-50 split

Posted by Kyle Eller

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%, ... Read More »

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

Posted by Kyle Eller

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 EllerMere Catholicism

Ours is an angry time. Although ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Apparent ‘contradiction’ in the Gospel sheds light on being a living witness

Posted by Kyle Eller

The seminary I went to had a heavy emphasis on writing papers, whereas other seminaries might put more focus on test-taking. Mine was one in which I felt like it was a continuous stream of producing papers that no one would ever read except for the professor. Father Richard KunstApologetics

I remember one of the cardinal rules about writing papers for my scripture classes was to never “proof-text.” In a nutshell, proof-texting is taking biblical quotes out of context to argue a particular point. Proof-texting could easily get you into trouble, because if you take certain quotes out of context, it would appear that the Bible is full of ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: What is the point of the Last Judgment?

Posted by Kyle Eller

I understand that when we die, we are immediately judged by God. It is my understanding that we either then go immediately to hell or heaven (via purgatory if necessary). If that is the case, why is there something called the “Last Judgment”? Are we judged again? Is it ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: How to make mental prayer

Posted by Kyle Eller

Friends, during this “stay at home” time, this is an opportune time to develop the habit of mental prayer.

What is mental prayer? Father Nicholas NelsonHanding on the Faith

It's the form of prayer in which the sentiments expressed are your own. Mental prayer is accomplished by internal acts ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: What will this ‘Covid Christmas’ look like?

Posted by Kyle Eller

What will this Covid Christmas look like? Although it sounds like a vaccine is on our way, I think we all can be sure this celebration of the birth of Jesus will look different from previous Christmases. We have been through many holidays already that have been altered by ... Read More »

Parishes, schools continue to hold up as Covid-19 cases spike

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Deacon Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

The pandemic is still with us.

A significant surge in Covid-19 cases in Minnesota continues to affect the life of the community and the church in parishes and schools, although the effects of Gov. Tim Walz’s latest executive order, which went into effect ... Read More »

Editorial: Keep up the vigilance on COVID protocols

Posted by Kyle Eller

Earlier this year we experienced the profound suffering of the suspension of public Masses due to the coronavirus pandemic, even including Easter. Some people, particularly those most vulnerable to the virus, are still experiencing the suffering of not being able to be present in our churches. For those of ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: Essential Catholic truth about marriage upholds society for everyone

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Catholic understanding of marriage as exclusively the lifelong union of one man and one woman open to new life is perhaps the most despised of all Catholic beliefs in 2020 America. Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

It’s also true. It’s good. It’s beautiful. It’s rational. It’s loving. It’s life-giving. ... Read More »