The January 2015 archive of Daily News

Reminder: Registration open for men's, women's conferences

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

The diocesan men’s conference is on its fourth year and the women’s conference on its third, and both are moving to Marshall School in Duluth this year.

The Duluth Catholic Men’s Conference is set for Feb. 21 and will feature two speakers, Deacon Ralph ... Read More »

Coming soon to the Vatican: haircuts for Rome’s homeless

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Vatican’s continued efforts to help the homeless of Rome have expanded beyond showers and bathrooms at St. Peter’s Square, with a barber shop set to open soon.

“Our primary concern is to give people their dignity,” Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, head of the Office of Papal Charities, told the ... Read More »

Iraqi priests work to save historic Christian writings from Islamic State

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Andrea Gagliarducci / Catholic News Agency — Effectively exiled from his friary in Mosul by the Islamic State last year, Dominican Father Najeeb Michaeel is working to preserve Christian manuscripts through digitization, recording a memory of Iraq’s Christian past.

Father Najeeb Michaeel is an Iraqi native who studied ... Read More »

Bishops welcome court’s review of using lethal injection in executions

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Catholic News Service — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review the use of lethal injections in carrying out executions is a welcome move, said the chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees.

The court said Jan. 23 it will review the drug protocols of lethal-injection executions in the ... Read More »

Feed my sheep: Archbishops to receive palliums at home with their flock

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Cindy Wooden / Catholic News Service — When Pope Francis celebrates the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in June, he will set aside an element that has been part of the Mass for the past 32 years; the Vatican confirmed he will not confer the pallium on ... Read More »

Catholics join in marking 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Jonathan Luxmoore / Catholic News Service — Catholic leaders joined in commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, where 1.2 million mostly Jewish prisoners were killed by the Nazis during World War II.

“When we ask how God was present in the ... Read More »

Pope to dads: Play with your kids, be strong, loving, moral role models

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Carol Glatz / Catholic News Service — When their lives are all work and no play, men turn their children into “orphans” who lack a father to guide them, show them love and teach them values, Pope Francis said.

“They are orphans in a family because their fathers ... Read More »

Washington priest on road to sainthood devoted to aiding poor children

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Mark Zimmermann / Catholic News Service — As a boy growing up in his native Washington, Aloysius Schwartz dreamed of becoming a missionary priest and serving the poor.

As a man, Msgr. Aloysius Schwartz did just that, founding an order of religious sisters, the Sisters of Mary who ... Read More »

Pope releases text of message for Lent, focuses on combatting indifference

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Carol Glatz / Catholic News Service -- Christians are called to overcome apathy, discouragement and pretentions of self-sufficiency by letting God enter into their hearts, making them joyful, merciful and strong, Pope Francis said.

Through prayer, charity and humility before God, people receive a heart “which is firm ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: St. Peter’s an example of how so many gave so much

Posted by Kyle Eller

I almost always start January in Rome, Italy. I regularly use my vacation time to lead small private tours to Rome, and my favorite time of the year to bring groups is Christmas, or at least the days following Christmas and into the new year.

I remember 15 years ... Read More »