The 2019 archive of Daily News

Deacon Kyle Eller: When the accusation of hate is a weapon of hate

Posted by Kyle Eller

“Get used to replying to those poor ‘haters,’ when they pelt you with stones, by pelting them with Hail Marys.” This quote from St. Josemaria Escriva seems useful these days when it is so easy to lose one’s peace. Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism “Hate” is definitely one of the ... Read More »

School choice advocates drive home arguments

Posted by Kyle Eller

School choice advocates hope legislation that would establish a tax credit for donations to scholarship- granting organizations will be part of end-of-session negotiations. “Parents should really make the decision of what is the best educational setting for their child,” said Chas Anderson, executive director of Opportunity for All Kids, ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: This Lent has a providential significance for our diocese

Posted by Kyle Eller

“Way up North” in the Diocese of Duluth includes parishes like Our Lady of the Snows in Bigfork, St. Michael’s in Northome, and St. Catherine’s in Squaw Lake. The parish cluster straddles Itasca and Koochiching counties and demands a 100-mile round trip for the pastor, Father Thomas Galarneault, to ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: Do I have to always obey my conscience?

Posted by Megan Carlson

I have heard that people are obliged to follow their consciences, even if it goes against the Bible or the church’s teaching. Is this true?

This is a good question. In order to get to the answer, it could be helpful to note a couple of things about human ... Read More »

Co-creators of pro-life film say God planned film 'for such a time as now'

Posted by Megan Carlson

As introductions were made and basic information was gathered, the voices of Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon were jovial and lighthearted.

But in telephone interview with The Criterion, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, their sound changed as they began discussing their most recent film, "Unplanned," to be released ... Read More »

Convert now, don't be spiritually lazy, pope says

Posted by Megan Carlson

God is patient and merciful, but people should not put off their conversion because they never know how long they will live, Pope Francis said.

"We can have great trust in God's mercy, but we must not take advantage of it. We must not justify spiritual laziness but increase ... Read More »

Counselors offer 'loving sources of hope' for women seeking abortions

Posted by Megan Carlson

Two women stood near the busy road on a chilly February morning in Indianapolis. A steady, penetrating mist -- and sometimes an icy splash from a speeding car -- made for a dampness that digs deep and lingers despite layers of clothes. The temperature hovered just above freezing.

"It's ... Read More »

With heavy hearts, U.S. bishops condemn mosque attacks

Posted by Megan Carlson

U.S. Catholic bishops condemned the two mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15 that left at least 50 people dead and 50 seriously injured, and they also pledged their solidarity with the Muslim community.

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, ... Read More »

Answering God's call demands courage to take a risk, pope says

Posted by Megan Carlson

Answering the Lord's call demands the courage to take a risk, but it is an invitation to become part of an important mission, Pope Francis said.

God "wants us to discover that each of us is called -- in a variety of ways -- to something grand, and that ... Read More »

Four CRS staffers, humanitarian workers aboard Ethiopian jet that crashed

Posted by Megan Carlson

Four Catholic Relief Service staff members on their way to a training session in Nairobi, Kenya, were among the passengers aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed moments after takeoff in the east African nation.

The accident March 10 claimed the lives of 157 people on board, many of ... Read More »