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Deacon Kyle Eller: Lost in the fire? Notre Dame invites us to consider rebuilding other treasures

Posted by Megan Carlson

Sometimes the coming together of seemingly unrelated events sparks a new insight. In the days after the Cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris burned, I was preparing for a radio interview about something else, a sacred music workshop in Hibbing I’m helping with in early May. Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

In the midst of this, a line from one of the documents of the Second Vatican Council came to mind: “The musical tradition of the universal Church is a treasure of inestimable value, greater even than that of any other ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Should the Cathedral of Notre Dame be rebuilt?

Posted by Megan Carlson

I have never been very adventurous, so I haven’t sought out trips to exotic places. I had found my family life and what all that has encompassed exciting enough. Betsy KneepkensFaith and Family

Five years ago, I heard about a pilgrimage to Europe that was being set up in ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Sacred places, like the burial place of Jesus, make faith come alive

Posted by Megan Carlson

Not quite two years ago, the Holy Land Review published a series of articles on the restoration of the Edicule, or shrine, that encloses the tomb of Jesus within the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Since the fourth century, a succession of churches have surrounded this sacred ... Read More »

Letter from Bishop Paul Sirba

Posted by Kyle Eller

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. 

Father Michael Schmitz: How much exercise and fitness are too much?

Posted by Megan Carlson

I’ve recently been more and more interested in exercise and in keeping fit. I am a husband and father and want to be able to play with my kids. You seem like someone who exercises. How do I know if I am placing too much emphasis on being physically ... Read More »

Press release from the Diocese of Duluth

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota, and the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, comprised of survivors of clergy sexual abuse, have reached agreement for a consensual resolution of the Diocese of Duluth Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding, which includes the filing of a Disclosure Statement and a Joint Plan of Reorganization, ... Read More »

Bishop says 'love of Christ' compels him to proclaim Gospel of life

Posted by Megan Carlson

Preservation of the family, marriage and the unborn were the main themes of the annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Washington April 23. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix speaks April 23, during the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

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At Easter the stones of sin, despair, are rolled away, pope says at vigil

Posted by Megan Carlson

As individuals and as a church, it can be tempting to dwell on mistakes, failures and sins that block the fullness of life, but Easter is the proclamation that the Lord is victorious and his love will triumph, Pope Francis said. Pope Francis carries a candle in procession as ... Read More »

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

Posted by Kyle Eller

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 ... Read More »

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

Posted by Kyle Eller

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 NickNelsonHanding on the Faith

I didn’t always have a ... Read More »