The 2020 archive of Daily News

‘Jesus Christ was the center of his life’

Posted by Kyle Eller

Bishop Paul Sirba laid to rest

By Deacon Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

“My brother loved the Lord. Jesus Christ was the center of his life.”

Father Joseph Sirba, pastor of St. Patrick in Hinckley and St. Luke in Sandstone, said in his funeral homily Dec. 6 that everyone was ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: We don’t have to remain in the cold and darkness of a world without love

Posted by Kyle Eller

Editor’s note: Bishop Paul Sirba wrote this column for the December issue of The Northern Cross shortly before his death on Dec. 1. With the nights getting longer and the cold growing colder, it may seem counterintuitive to be thinking of new beginnings. But the expression “it is always ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Heaven is a gift, but hell is earned

Posted by Megan Muhich

Not long ago, I gave my weekday Mass crowd two theological statements and asked them to raise their hands if they thought the statement was correct. Here was the first one: “We can earn heaven by living a virtuous life, being faithful to the sacraments, and truly loving our ... Read More »

Editorial: Goodbye, Bishop Paul

Posted by Megan Muhich

"When people met him, they felt accepted by him,” Father Joseph Sirba said in the funeral homily for his brother, our beloved Bishop Paul Sirba, who died unexpectedly Dec. 1. “To them he wasn’t just Bishop Paul, but my friend, Bishop Paul ….”

Or take it from a retired ... Read More »