The 2020 archive of Daily News

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 »

Bishop-elect Michel J. Mulloy appointed for Diocese of Duluth

Posted by Kyle Eller

Pope Francis has appointed Father Michel J. Mulloy, from the Diocese of Rapid City, South Dakota, to be the 10th bishop of the Diocese of Duluth, it was announced today. Bishop-elect Michel Mulloy

Bishop-elect Mulloy was born May 20, 1953, in Mobridge, South Dakota, and was ordained a priest ... Read More »

Clergy assigments

Posted by Kyle Eller

Father James Bissonette, diocesan administrator, has announced the following clergy assignments, effective (unless otherwise noted) July 15, 2020.

Father Peter Muhich, rector of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, St. Mary Star of the Sea, and Our Lady of Mercy, Duluth, has been named bishop-elect of the ... Read More »

Update from Father Bissonette in light of new executive order

Posted by Kyle Eller

Announcement of a New Executive OrderMay 23, 2020

Saturday of the Sixth Sunday of Easter

Dear Faithful and Clergy of the Diocese of Duluth,

I wish to let you know of an important breakthrough in our state that will allow for greater worship opportunities for all people of faith. ... Read More »

Statement from Father James Bissonette regarding broader public celebration of Mass

Posted by Kyle Eller

  Father James Bissonette, diocesan administrator, issues the following statement in conjunction with a letter he and the bishops of Minnesota released today regarding broader public celebration of Mass: It is the teaching of our Catholic faith that we follow just laws and, whenever possible, work in harmony with ... Read More »

Father Mike Schmitz: How open can I be with people?

Posted by Kyle Eller

I am wondering how much I can be vulnerable with people. I have been able to tell some key people in my life about struggles of mine, but when can I tell others?

Thank you very much for writing. As I see it, based on the rest of your ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Does the pandemic make these the end times?

Posted by Kyle Eller

I almost always write my columns a couple of months in advance of their being printed. As I sit at my computer writing this column for the May edition of The Northern Cross, it happens to be late March, and although it is spring, it feels like we are ... Read More »