The 2020 archive of Daily News

Statement regarding the resignation of Bishop-elect Michel Mulloy

Posted by Kyle Eller

Father James B. Bissonette, diocesan administrator for the Diocese of Duluth, has issued the following statement:

I have learned that our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has accepted the resignation of Bishop-elect Michel Mulloy. Sadly, that notification was accompanied by an announcement from the Diocese of Rapid City of an ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: What does being pro-life have to do with wearing a mask?

Posted by Kyle Eller

My social media circles, which include people from varied political and religious perspectives, have included a lot of conversation about an unusually obscure topic — how pro-life beliefs correspond (or don’t) to wearing a mask in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

Cards on the table: ... Read More »

Faith in the Public Arena: The abolition of man and woman

Posted by Kyle Eller

By David Crawford, Michael Hanby, and Margaret Harper McCarthyFaith in the Public Arena

The commonplace assumption of American liberalism, that courts merely preside over contests of rights, conceals the limitless power of the judiciary to decide questions of truth without thinking deeply or even honestly about them. Bostock v. ... Read More »

Bishop Muhich ordained for Rapid City Diocese

Posted by Kyle Eller

‘I know he is the right fit for our diocese’

Bishop-elect Michel Mulloy wrote the following for the diocesan newspaper of the Diocese of Rapid City, South Dakota, for the ordination of Bishop Peter Muhich, who came from the Diocese of Duluth. Bishop Peter Muhich

The sede is not ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: What can we do when people don’t love us?

Posted by Kyle Eller

I think that my mom loves me, but I don’t know. She clearly loves my sister more than she loves me; they joke around and have a much easier relationship with each other. She seems more annoyed by me, and I just wish she would love me more. It ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Son’s COVID-modified wedding focused on what matters

Posted by Kyle Eller

Nearly two years ago, my family was out to dinner when my oldest son informed us of his plans to marry. We were all delighted, because his girlfriend is a wonderful person. After dating for over five years, a two-year engagement seemed long to some, but I knew that ... Read More »

Diocesan schools planning for in-person classes in the fall

Posted by Kyle Eller

Diocesan school officials, in communications sent out in mid-July, say that returning to school this fall is a top diocesan priority and that school leaders have been working to understand their options.

While the situation remains fluid, the goal is to open with in-person instruction, although students will experience ... Read More »

Faith in the Public Arena: COVID-19 magnifies the crisis of the family

Posted by Kyle Eller

Our families have emerged as many people’s primary community during the COVID-19 pandemic. This fits the family’s natural role in society, but the change has not been easy. Many families have experienced new challenges amid COVID-19. Jack LawlisFaith in the Public Arena

Single parents are now the sole providers ... Read More »

New bishop-elect: ‘It’s my new home; it’s where I belong’

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Deacon Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

When a diocesan official asked him when he anticipated coming to the Diocese of Duluth, Bishop-elect Michel J. Mulloy said in a press conference that his first impulse was simple: “tomorrow.” Bishop-elect Michel Mulloy addresses the media outside of the diocesan Pastoral Center ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: What we need most now is mercy — God’s love where we’re hurting

Posted by Kyle Eller

Mercy — both receiving it and granting it — is among the sweetest of human experiences, and of course it is at the very heart of the Gospel. Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

The word itself as used in Scripture and in our faith is rich in meaning. We often ... Read More »