The 2019 archive of Daily News

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 »

Father Richard Kunst: Arguing about religion can be a good thing

Posted by Megan Muhich

You may have heard it said that in the history of the human race, religion has been the cause of war more than anything else. Honestly, I do not believe that. As an amateur student of world history, I think land has been the biggest reason for war between ... Read More »

Father Nick Nelson: We must change minds and hearts when it comes to abortion

Posted by Megan Muhich

The month of October is dedicated to the rosary. The month of October is also the month we dedicate to protecting the unborn. The two are related, as the rosary is one of the primary weapons against the evil of abortion. Father Nick NelsonHanding on the Faith

In just ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: How can ‘curiosity’ be a bad thing?

Posted by Megan Muhich

I have heard that curiosity can be considered a vice. That doesn’t make any sense to me. The advances of science, technology, and social reforms wouldn’t have happened if people had suppressed their natural desire to venture into the unknown and ask questions that challenged the status quo. It ... Read More »

Dallas’ Bishop Burns says forgiveness in court was act of Christian love

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Rhina GuidosCatholic News Service A Dallas bishop said that the public forgiveness offered by the brother of a murder victim toward the person who killed him was “an incredible example of Christian love.” Brandt Jean, the younger brother of murder victim Botham Jean, hugs former Dallas police officer ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Help make our Church a beacon of light in the darkness

Posted by Kyle Eller

It is difficult to return to realities that are painful. We want relief and resolution. We don’t like pain or suffering. The expression “no pain no gain” may be a helpful sports mantra, but not so much when we are facing what seems insurmountable.

Bishop Paul SirbaFiat Voluntas Tua ... Read More »

Priest singer-songwriter sizzles in Rock Fest’s third year

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Deacon Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross “It’s definitely autobiographic,” Father Kevin McGoldrick, the headliner at this year’s Built Upon a Rock Fest Sept. 14, said about his opening song, “Square Peg,” which talks about being the proverbial square peg in a round hole. After an evening of overcast skies ... Read More »