The 2020 archive of Daily News

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 »

Father Nick Nelson: Parents are the primary educators of their children

Posted by Kyle Eller

Now that Lent is over, I started to listen to sports talk again here and there. One morning they were doing “Shutdown Shoutouts.” People were to call in to affirm and compliment and recognize those who have been handling the current situation well. Father Nicholas NelsonHanding on the Faith

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Duluth priest named bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota

Posted by Kyle Eller

Pope Francis has named the Rev. Peter M. Muhich, a priest of the Diocese of Duluth who currently serves as rector of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary and pastor of St. Mary Star of the Sea and Our Lady of Mercy in Duluth, to be the ... Read More »

Diocese extends suspension of public Mass through May 18

Posted by Kyle Eller

In a May 1 letter to the clergy and faithful of the Diocese of Duluth, Father James B. Bissonette, diocesan administrator, announced that the temporary measures the diocese had already adopted to protect against the spread of COVID-19 have been extended through May 18. The measures, which include suspension ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Pay attention to the graces poured out during the pandemic

Posted by Kyle Eller

The world is now different, and hopefully, someday soon, we will return to normal. But for now, we must realize our lives will be challenging. For example, I briefly parked my car in a church parking lot, and incidentally left my car doors unlocked. There were several somewhat valuable ... Read More »