The 2017 archive of Daily News

Bishop Paul Sirba: February gives us a lot of things to pray for

Posted by Kyle Eller

At the beginning of the month of February, our diocese had the privilege of welcoming Bishop Gerard County from our sister diocese, the Diocese of Kingstown in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Bishop County preached the mission appeal in Brainerd, Duluth and Nashwauk area parishes. He also participated in ... Read More »

Bishop approves Duluth school plan

Posted by Kyle Eller

Unifies Catholic schools, creates path for high school

Bishop Paul Sirba, at a press conference Jan. 20, announced that he had accepted a plan that will bring the city’s four Catholic schools into a single school with multiple campuses, also offering a path toward Catholic high school education in ... Read More »

Cardinal Dolan has a minute to read from Book of Wisdom at inauguration

Posted by Kyle Eller

New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said the Scripture passage he chose to read at the Jan. 20 inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president — Wisdom chapter 9 in which King Solomon prays for wisdom to lead Israel according to God’s will — was an easy one to make.

“I pray it all the time,” he told Catholic News Service and joked that “the Lord still hasn’t answered the prayer.” New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan speaks during the 2016 fall general assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in Baltimore. Cardinal Dolan said the Scripture passage he chose to read at the Jan. 20 inauguration of Donald J. Trump as president, Wisdom chapter 9 in which King Solomon prays for wisdom to lead Israel according to God’s will, was an easy one to make. (CNS photo/Bob ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Rape crisis on campus demands reflection and action

Posted by Kyle Eller

I did not want to write on this subject, but I feel compelled to do so. Sometimes God puts little messages in your life, over and over again, and at a certain point, you must try to do something.

My something is sharing my outrage with readers in hopes ... Read More »

Don’t procrastinate on faith, live today, pope says

Posted by Kyle Eller

Christians are called to renew their faithfulness to God every day and not procrastinate when it comes to their own personal conversion, Pope Francis said.

A hardened heart that sets aside “receiving the love of God” for another day may find that it is too late to enjoy the ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: Bringing the ‘logic of gift’ into our lives in the new year

Posted by Kyle Eller

I have mentioned before that I’m a big geek. For instance, I am likely the only Catholic newspaper editor in Christendom who, in 2016, does his writing and editing in Emacs, a computer program which I’m tempted to call the greatest software yet written. Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

That may ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Looking at purgatory differently can help us welcome it

Posted by Kyle Eller

I think I have addressed the subject of purgatory over the years of writing this column a few different times, probably more than any other subject. There is a reason for this: Purgatory was the primary “lightening rod” that sparked the protestant Reformation.

Martin Luther was completely right when ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: How should we think about our past life?

Posted by Kyle Eller

How much weight should I give to my past? I’ve been told that I need to forget the past and move forward, but it seems like there ought to be something more to it.

When it comes to the past, many of us are tempted to fall into one ... Read More »

MCCL March for Life set for St. Paul State Capitol

Posted by Kyle Eller

Catholics who would like to help save the lives of unborn children and to protect their mothers from the devastation of abortion can make a real difference on Sunday, Jan. 22. The annual MCCL March for Life will begin at 2 p.m. on the State Capitol grounds. The Diocese ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: As we honor the right to life, consider immigration

Posted by Kyle Eller

As we begin the New Year 2017, we pray the Lord gives us the courage to welcome every stranger as Christ in our midst. January begins with the great Church feast days celebrating life, family and the stranger. Bishop Paul SirbaFiat Voluntas Tua

We began the year with the ... Read More »