The 2020 archive of Daily News

MCC offers webinar for students May 12

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Northern Cross

The Minnesota Catholic Conference, the public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota, will offer a live webinar for students May 12 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. called “Lessons in Advocacy: Students Standing for Life & Dignity.”

Organizers say the goal is to help ... Read More »

Diocese extends COVID-19 measures through May 4

Posted by Kyle Eller

Diocesan Administrator Father James B. Bissonette, in an April 14 letter, extended the measures the Diocese of Duluth has taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic through May 4.

In the letter, addressed to the clergy and faithful of the diocese, Father Bissonette said public celebration of Mass will ... Read More »

Schools, parishes, families, and the needy all coping with coronavirus

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross

Catholics are praying for those afflicted with COVID-19, their loved ones and caregivers, those who have died from it, civil leaders trying to control it, and all those afraid of it.

But its effects are rippling out in a variety of other ... Read More »

No public Masses? Pastors takes liturgies and more online

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross

The faithful being temporarily unable to receive Holy Communion has been a matter of tears both for some of the faithful and for some of the clergy.

In the attempt to stay connected in a time of “social distancing,” technology has become ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Hectic spring schedule takes a dramatic turn

Posted by Megan Muhich

My April column has taken a dramatic twist. Not too long ago I was overwhelmed by family and work scheduling obligations that were planned for this spring. I was anxious over prioritizing and trying as hard as possible to fit everything in. A part of my article was going ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: Love in the time of corona

Posted by Megan Muhich

Masses have been canceled. How are we supposed to survive as Catholics, much less continue to grow and raise our families in the faith? Father Michael SchmitzAsk Father Mike

This is a great question. And it is one that many people are asking in the midst of what seems ... Read More »

Livestream options for Mass

Posted by Kyle Eller

During this time of suspended public Masses, there are a number of places, both within the diocese and outside of it, where Mass is available via livestream.

A prayer of Spiritual Communion may be made at the appropriate time of the Mass, or at any time of the day ... Read More »

Duluth Diocese announces additional measures to stem Covid-19 

Posted by Kyle Eller

March 18, 2020 — In a directive today, Father James B. Bissonette, diocesan administrator for the Diocese of Duluth, announced additional temporary measures to help stem the spread of Covid-19. Resource Directive from Father Bissonette

In the new directive, all public Masses are suspended through April 20, effective Friday, ... Read More »

Duluth Diocese dispenses Catholics in the region from Sunday Mass obligation

Posted by Kyle Eller

March 13, 2020

In light of the rapid spread of the coronavirus (covid-19) across the world and now to Minnesota, Father James B. Bissonette, diocesan administrator for the Diocese of Duluth, has dispensed Catholics in the diocese from the obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days of ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: Is Christianity about relationship, not religion?

Posted by Kyle Eller

Some of my co-workers seem think that I believe that my religion saves me. They say that Christianity is about a relationship, not a religion. Father Michael SchmitzAsk Father Mike

This is a very good question. Of course we are brought into a new and miraculous relationship with God ... Read More »