The 2016 archive of Daily News

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 »

Team unveils planning process for high school, seeks input

Posted by Kyle Eller

The planning process for the future of Catholic education in the Duluth area and beyond kicked off in earnest in August — and early this month is the best time to make sure your voice heard.

As announced this spring, the Duluth Area Catholic Schools system and its four ... Read More »

Abortions down in annual Minnesota abortion report

Posted by Kyle Eller

Abortion numbers have dropped in eight of the last nine years in Minnesota to their lowest level since 1974. Officials at Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life attributed the drop in part to the success of lifeaffirming laws that provide women with abortion information and alternatives and empower them to ... Read More »

Aubry Haben: Support the Seminarian Appeal this month

Posted by Kyle Eller

We are blessed to have 13 seminarians in formation this fall. Please pray for them as they open their hearts to a life of sacred service in the Diocese of Duluth.

The Seminarian Appeal, which should have arrived by now to every home, is one way in which we ... Read More »

Duluth parish to offer Latin Mass beginning in Advent

Posted by Kyle Eller

People nourished by the Latin Mass got some welcome news in July when Father Joel Hastings, pastor of St. Benedict Church in Duluth and director of liturgy for the Diocese of Duluth, announced that beginning in Advent the parish’s noon Mass on Sunday would be offered in Latin.

At ... Read More »

Massive storm damages cemetery, parishes

Posted by Kyle Eller

Northern Minnesota has been no stranger to severe summer weather the past few years, from the historic floods of 2012 to another round of flooding this year and severe weather in places like Deer River.

The latest storm hit Duluth and left tens of thousands of people without power, ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: World Youth Day promises to be an overflowing of mercy

Posted by Kyle Eller

Saint Paul tells us: “athletes deny themselves all sorts of things; they do this to win a crown of leaves that withers, but we a crown that is imperishable” (1 Corinthians 9:25).

Three years ago in Rio de Janeiro, the site of this year’s Olympics, Pope Francis offered the ... Read More »