The August 2017 archive of Daily News

Bishop Sirba’s statement on racism and political violence

Posted by Kyle Eller

Statement from Bishop Paul Sirba, of the Diocese of Duluth, issued Aug. 17: “I join with Catholic bishops across the country in expressing my horror at the political violence and the use of racist and anti-Semitic symbols and slogans that have occurred in recent days. These things are obviously ... Read More »

Bishops form new body to address ‘sin of racism’ that ‘afflicts’ nation

Posted by Kyle Eller

Saying there is an “urgent need” to address “the sin of racism” in the country and find solutions to it, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has established a new Ad Hoc Committee Against Racism and named one of the country’s African-American Catholic bishops to chair it.

Cardinal Daniel ... Read More »

USCCB response to Charlottesville protests

Posted by Kyle Eller

August 12, 2017WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued the following statement in response to the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia that has left one person dead and at least 19 injured. Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows:“On behalf of the ... Read More »

Registration open Diocesan Assembly, adult faith formation

Posted by Kyle Eller

  Registration is open for two upcoming opportunities to build your faith and grow as a disciple: The 12th annual Diocesan Assembly Oct. 14 and a diocese-wide Adult Faith Formation program launching in November. For the assembly, this year’s speaker is Joe Miller, executive director of the Magis Center ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Where do we find beauty? Take the question to prayer

Posted by Kyle Eller

“We give thanks to God whose power is revealed in nature and whose providence is revealed in history”— Liturgy of Hours, Sunday Week III, Evening Prayer II

Summer, in the 10 counties that make up the Diocese of Duluth, reveals the power and beauty of God. Even before God ... Read More »

Pope orders Belgian religious group to stop offering euthanasia to patients

Posted by Kyle Eller

Pope Francis is cracking down on a Belgian Brothers of Charity-run organization, giving the group until the end of August to stop offering euthanasia to patients in their psychiatric centers.

In addition, each of the religious brothers serving on the board of the Brothers of Charity Group, the organization ... Read More »

Editorial: Making a desert in Belle Plaine

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Caledonian chieftain Calgacus is supposed to have said of the attacking Roman Empire, with its unquenchable desire for conquest, “they make a desert and call it peace.”

The phrase comes to mind with the news that Belle Plaine here in Minnesota has had to withdraw a veterans memorial ... Read More »

Ex-Vatican diplomat: U.S., North Korea must return to negotiating table

Posted by Kyle Eller

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — The United States and North Korea must return to the negotiating table and focus on improving the quality of life of their people rather than on the might of their advanced weaponry, said a former Vatican diplomat.

In an interview with Vatican Radio Aug. 9, ... Read More »

Liz Hoefferle: Diocesan free trial means August is a great time to try FORMED

Posted by Kyle Eller

The “New Evangelization” calls us to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world with “new ardor,” “new methods,” and “new expression.” This means sharing the message of God’s love with ever greater enthusiasm and relevancy. It calls for finding ways to make the message heard in ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Mass, mealtime show the beauty of imperfection

Posted by Kyle Eller

According to my family, whom I am beginning to believe, I am a terrible cook. I can make cereal, anything out of a can, or warm restaurant leftovers.

It is not that I am burning or under- cooking everything, I just don’t understand which spices to put with which ... Read More »