The 2017 archive of Daily News

USCCB officials denounce DACA decision, urge legislative solution

Posted by Kyle Eller

The president and vice president along with chairmen of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have issued a statement denouncing the Administration’s termination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program after six months.

The following statement from USCCB President Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, along with ... Read More »

Bishops’ annual Labor Day statement scores ‘excessive inequality’

Posted by Kyle Eller

“Excessive inequality” threatens cooperation among all people in society “and the social pact it supports,” said Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, in the U.S. bishops’ annual Labor Day statement.

In the message, Bishop Dewane cited the words of Pope Francis, who told factory workers in Genoa, Italy, ... Read More »

Where to give to assist with Hurricane Harvey recovery

Posted by Kyle Eller

Several organizations have established emergency relief operations for the thousands of people affected by Hurricane Harvey and the floods in Texas and Louisiana.

Contributions can be made to: Catholic Charities USA: online at; telephone at 800-919-9338; mail to P.O. Box 17066, Baltimore, Maryland, 21297-1066 and write "Hurricane Harvey" ... Read More »

Diocesan Assembly will take on timely topic — faith and reason

Posted by Kyle Eller

On any list of reasons people struggle with faith in our time, a perceived conflict with science would have to be high on it.

Organizers of this year’s annual Diocesan Assembly on Oct. 14 are bringing in a speaker to tackle that misconception directly and show that not only ... Read More »

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 »