The 2016 archive of Daily News

Bishop Paul Sirba: In this Year of Mercy, summer is the time to work on our relationship with Jesus

Posted by Kyle Eller

Summer is the perfect time for us to work on our relationship with Jesus Christ. It isn’t expensive, but it will cost you your life. Cardinal Francis George, OMI, former Archbishop of Chicago, recently deceased, used to remind people “that the poorest of the poor is not the one ... Read More »

Rare opportunity to experience relics of Fisher and More draws more than 150

Posted by Kyle Eller

More than 150 people came to Queen of Peace Church in Cloquet June 27 to view and venerate the relics of two English martyrs — St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More — during the hour and a half the Strength of the Saints tour’s visit to the Diocese ... Read More »

Minnesota bishops release statement on the expiration of the Minnesota Child Victims Act

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Catholic Bishops of the State of Minnesota issued a joint statement May 25, the day which marks the expiration of the Minnesota Child Victims Act, which allowed civil suits on sexual abuse cases that were previously outside the statute of limitations. The statement apologizes to all who have been ... Read More »

‘Window’ closes for claims in diocesan bankruptcy

Posted by Kyle Eller

Today marks the deadline for filing claims of sexual abuse of minors under an agreement entered into as part of the bankruptcy process for the Diocese of Duluth.

Duluth Bishop Paul D. Sirba issued the following statement: The past three years have allowed many victims of clergy sexual abuse ... Read More »

Clergy assignments

Posted by Kyle Eller

Bishop Paul D. Sirba has announced the following clergy assignments, effective July 13, 2016.

Father Charles Flynn has retired. He was pastor of Resurrection, Eveleth, and St. Joseph, Gilbert.

Father Fredrick Method has retired. He was pastor of St. Joseph, Chisholm, and Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, Buhl.

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Father Richard Kunst: Memorial Day is the most Catholic secular holiday

Posted by Kyle Eller

Back in the fall of 1987, when I was a senior in high school, my paternal grandmother had died. To this day, it is one of the more traumatic deaths I have experienced.

Though her death was expected due to cancer, she was a massive influence in my young ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: How can we keep our faith in the face of death?

Posted by Kyle Eller

There is a teacher at my Catholic school who just died. He was so young, and all of us students loved him so much. We all miss him so much. I am beginning to doubt my faith in all of this. What can I do?

Thank you so much ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Receiving the teaching of ‘The Joy of Love’

Posted by Kyle Eller

Our Holy Father, Pope Francis, in a simple note to the bishops of the world, released the Apostolic Exhortation, the Joy of Love. He wrote: Dear brother: Invoking the care of the Holy Family of Nazareth, I am happy to send you my exhortation Amoris Laetitia for the good ... Read More »

Relics of St. Thomas More, St. John Fisher coming during Fortnight for Freedom

Posted by Kyle Eller

The relics of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher will be coming to Minnesota this summer, including a stop at Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Cloquet from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday, June 27.

The two saints exemplified courage and conviction in the face of persecution. ... Read More »

Father Hadrich hopes recovery from a stroke draws attention to the gift of the priesthood

Posted by Kyle Eller

The weather was beautiful that summer Saturday morning, and a lot of parishioners turned out to watch their young priest finish second in a local triathlon.

But Aug. 8 was not a normal day for Father Ben Hadrich, pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas in International Falls. “It was just ... Read More »