The September 2016 archive of Daily News

Kyle Eller: Struggle with anxiety? Olympic athletes had a faith lesson for you

Posted by Kyle Eller

You would not know it to look at me today, but when I was younger, I was a pretty decent athlete. I matured physically at a young age and excelled in track and field through about middle school. Even after my classmates caught up, as a young man I ... Read More »

Liz Hoefferle: Evangelization takes place on a person-to-person basis

Posted by Kyle Eller

Have you ever wondered how missionaries of the past were so successful in spreading Christianity throughout the world? How did St. Paul inspire persons from such diverse places as Antioch, Athens and Rome? What led to St. Francis Xavier performing so many baptisms in a day that he would ... Read More »

You can still register for the Called To Be One retreat Sept. 24

Posted by Kyle Eller

A planning process for the future of Catholic education in the Duluth area and beyond launched last month, as the Called To Be One planning group unveiled a public survey on the schools and asked those interested in Catholic education to fill it out. The first of two retreats ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: God’s omniscience is a comfort — and a warning

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s Gospel is one of the most widely known parts of the Gospels, containing the Beatitudes, the Lord’s Prayer and many teachings that have become commonplace in the Christian psyche.

It is also long; it is found in Matthew chapters five through seven. ... Read More »

Peter Kreeft to give multiple talks in Duluth

Posted by Kyle Eller

The diocesan chapter of the Catholic Medical Association has been hosting White Masses with Bishop Paul Sirba every October since 2010, but this year the group is bringing in its biggest speaker yet: Boston College philosophy professor and world-renowned apologist Peter Kreeft.

Kreeft is the author of 75 books, ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: What can I do to help my children stay Catholic?

Posted by Kyle Eller

I keep trying to do all that I can to help our children know of God’s love for them. I want them to be truly Catholic, not merely in name, but as their deepest identity. In the face of a seemingly hostile culture, what can I do?

While there ... Read More »

Jonathan Liedl: Getting voting right

Posted by Kyle Eller

The level of distaste for both major parties’ presidential candidates is at an historic high. In the midst of this discontent, the traces of two distorted approaches to voting have become clear.

One approach is to avoid voting altogether because of a dissatisfaction with the presidential candidates and an ... Read More »

Ads distort Catholic teaching on sanctity of life, says state conference

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Minnesota Catholic Conference declared that a national advertising campaign to restore federal tax funds for abortions “woefully misrepresents the noble Catholic social justice tradition.”

The campaign, by Catholics for Choice, “disregards the need to defend vulnerable human life in all its stages — a principle at the core ... Read More »

Diocesan Assembly brings in Sherry Weddell

Posted by Kyle Eller

Even those who love their Catholic faith sometimes feel ill-prepared to share it with others — to be part of this “New Evangelization” that church leaders from Pope Francis on down are always talking about.

How do you begin those conversations? What can you say that might reach the ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Back to school — lifelong learning touches all of us

Posted by Kyle Eller

It’s September, so it’s back to school time. No matter what your age, lifelong learning touches all of us. Across our diocese our Catholic schools, religious education programs, RCIA programs, Bible studies, Men’s and Women’s Conferences, Diocesan Assembly, youth retreats and many more offerings teach us about Jesus Christ, ... Read More »