The 2016 archive of Daily News

Key themes surface in Called To Be One schools planning process

Posted by Kyle Eller

Just ahead of a Sept. 24 retreat on a planning process for the future of Catholic education in Duluth, representatives from the Reid Group shared some of the themes that had emerged from surveys submitted by those interested in Catholic education.

John and Maureen Reid, whose company has been ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: Can we ‘live not by lies’ in this cultural revolution?

Posted by Kyle Eller

“Live Not By Lies” is the title of an essay written by one of my heroes, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, in 1974.

For younger readers who may not know, Solzhenitsyn was a dissident in the Soviet Union under its brutal atheistic communist dictatorship. He spent time in the gulag — slave ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Our political involvement begins with prayer, and change begins with us

Posted by Kyle Eller

I begin my monthly column in The Northern Cross encouraging a nine day novena for our state and for our nation. Praying is what we do as Catholics, and it flows from who we are. In fact, the greatest thing we do is give praise and glory to God ... Read More »

An election year message from the Roman Catholic bishops of Minnesota

Posted by Kyle Eller

Faithful Citizenship means prayerful, active, and responsible participation in the political process. That includes knowledgeably exercising the right to vote with a well-formed conscience.

Voting is a privilege and an important duty. It is an opportunity for God’s faithful to love our neighbors by electing legislators who will ... Read More »

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 »