The 2019 archive of Daily News

Father Nick Nelson: The four last things — nothing in this life is worth missing heaven for

Posted by Kyle Eller

In the liturgical rhythm of the year, the church focuses on various realities of the Christian life. For example, during Lent we remember Christ’s temptations in the desert and we give extra effort to root out sin in our life. Father Nick NelsonHanding on the Faith

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Betsy Kneepkens: Ask questions to help break through our growing incivility this Thanksgiving

Posted by Kyle Eller

One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving. For me, few things are more satisfying than spending a whole day in gratitude. OK, eating some of my favorite foods all day certainly doesn’t hurt the cause, either. Betsy KneepkensFaith and Family

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t find the pause ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: If your adult children no longer practice the faith, it’s probably not your fault

Posted by Megan Muhich

In any profession, or even anything we do, there are routines, things that come up so often that you don’t have to give it a lot of thought. Routines by their nature are repetitive and so often seemed diminished in importance. Father RichardKunstApologetics

My life as a pastor has ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: How can I step out of the ‘blame loop’?

Posted by Megan Muhich

I have been really hurt by people in my life. But most of the bad stuff in my life is my fault. Still, I can’t stop blaming myself and blaming them for hurting me. Father Michael SchmitzAsk Father Mike

Thank you for writing. In your actual letter, you summarized ... Read More »

Plan to resolve diocesan bankruptcy receives final court approval

Posted by Kyle Eller

Bankruptcy Judge Robert Kressel of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District Court of Minnesota has approved today a $39.2 million agreement between victims-survivors of clergy sexual abuse and the Diocese of Duluth. See also: Fact Sheet on Bankruptcy Agreement Bishop Sirba’s prepared remarks at the press conference Bishop ... Read More »

Retired Bishop Kinney dies; recalled as 'kind, gracious pastoral leader'

Posted by Megan Muhich

Retired Bishop John F. Kinney of St. Cloud died Sept. 27 at Quiet Oaks Hospice in St. Augusta. He was 82. Retired Bishop John F. Kinney of St. Cloud, Minn., died at age 82 Sept. 27, 2019, at Quiet Oaks Hospice in St. Augusta. Bishop Kinney is pictured concelebrating ... Read More »

Warmhearted stories, deeply felt prayers mark Archbishop Flynn's funeral

Posted by Megan Muhich

A funeral Mass attended by more than 2,000 people, including a dozen bishops and a U.S. cardinal, hundreds of laypeople, priests, seminarians, religious brothers and sisters, was made intimate by warmhearted stories and heartfelt prayers for the late Archbishop Harry J. Flynn of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Jon and ... Read More »

Editorial: Plenty to care about during Respect Life Month

Posted by Megan Muhich

October is Respect Life Month, and Oct. 6 is Respect Life Sunday. As has been the case for more than a decade now, Catholics and others of good will have the opportunity to pray for the protection of life through the 40 Days for Life apostolate. After the success ... Read More »

Faith in the Public Arena: In politics, we can all be like Frodo Baggins

Posted by Megan Muhich

The “Lord of the Rings” trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien is a beautiful work showing the important role even the smallest and seemingly most insignificant people have in the drama of history. In the trilogy, it was Frodo Baggins, the little hobbit, who embarks on a perilous adventure to destroy ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: We shouldn’t be ignoring children of divorce

Posted by Megan Muhich

Nearly every topic, syndrome, or condition that exists has been overly studied. As a culture, it seems when we want to move a particular agenda, those change agents can find a study that supports their cause even though there are a number of other studies that do not. Once ... Read More »