The 2018 archive of Daily News

Father Richard Kunst: Why does Father wear pink during Lent?

Posted by Kyle Eller

You can buy almost anything on the online auction site Ebay, which can be both a good thing and a bad thing. Due to pressure from the Catholic Church, Ebay clamped down on the buying and selling of saints’ relics. Unfortunately, there are enough loopholes for people to be ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: How do we discern God’s will in our lives?

Posted by Kyle Eller

I suspect some of the deepest, most important questions most Christians have are ones they are somewhat afraid to ask or perhaps never even think to ask: How do we discern God’s will in our lives? How do we know what God wants of us? Can we even know that?

These are really good questions. Deacon Kyle EllerMere ... Read More »

Women’s conference speaker: ‘It costs nothing to be kind’

Posted by Kyle Eller

The sixth annual Women of Faith Conference Feb. 24 at Marshall School had almost an embarrassment of riches, with two dynamic speakers — Father James Sichko and Teresa Tomeo — and a registration record of more than 500 women from across the Diocese of Duluth and beyond.

Father Sichko ... Read More »

Herbeck makes connection at annual men’s conference

Posted by Kyle Eller

Peter Herbeck, an evangelist with Renewal Ministries and a well-known Catholic TV and radio host, now lives in Michigan, but he is originally from New Ulm and made a quick connection with the 340 men who turned out for this year’s diocesan Men of Faith conference Feb. 17 at ... Read More »

An interview with George Weigel

Posted by Kyle Eller

On March 12, St. John the Evangelist Church in Duluth, fresh off hosting the daughter of St. Gianna Molla in October, will host another distinguished guest: George Weigel, who is a distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and public Policy Center, author of three volumes on the life of ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Fill the seats for our holiest celebrations of the year

Posted by Kyle Eller

Why are there empty seats at the Olympics? Don’t you wonder? After spending billions of dollars on new venues for the premier event in amateur sports, how is it that there are so many empty seats? It seems the price of Super Bowl tickets always skyrockets, March Madness looks ... Read More »

Bishop Sirba joins effort to support ‘Dreamers’

Posted by Kyle Eller

  Duluth Bishop Paul Sirba joined his brother bishops from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in urging the faithful to support a bipartisan and humane solution for Dreamers. Following is the action alert from the USCCB: Please participate in the Call-in Day to Congress on Monday, February 26, ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Giving kids a Catholic education is a critical support to raising them in the faith

Posted by Kyle Eller

Since writing a monthly column for The Northern Cross I have dedicated one month, usually February, to an issue related to Catholic schools. I have a huge heart for Catholic education, because I know that the faith formation I received in Catholic schools played a major role in developing ... Read More »

Lenten practices

Posted by Kyle Eller

Lent runs from Feb. 14 to April 1. Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14) and Good Friday (March 30) are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: How should we respond to ‘prayer shaming’?

Posted by Kyle Eller

I’m not sure exactly when I first encountered the phenomenon of “prayer shaming,” but I do remember how deeply it offended me. I still find it one of the most disturbing turns our culture has taken in the past few years. (And that’s saying something.)

If you pay attention ... Read More »