The December 2021 archive of Daily News

A Christmas message from Bishop Daniel Felton

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Dear Followers and Friends of Jesus,

May I take this occasion to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas! The birth of the Son of God into our world is THE game changer for all eternity. It is in the birth of Jesus Christ as our ... Read More »

Suzanne Lott is first consecrated virgin for the Diocese of Duluth

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross

The Thursday after her consecration, the joy set in for Suzanne Lott: “I’m espoused to Jesus, and that’s forever!” Suzanne Lott, the first consecrated virgin in the Diocese of Duluth, stands with Bishop Daniel Felton at the conclusion of her consecration Mass. ... Read More »

Seminary’s preparation year helps men discern vocation more deeply

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Susan Klemond Catholic News Service

As Dominic Wolters takes this year to prepare to fully participate in priestly formation at St. Paul Seminary, he’s growing spiritually and discerning more deeply — and he isn’t missing his Twitter feed that much. In this undated photo, Jordan Danielson, left, of the ... Read More »

Editorial: Don’t miss out on the Eucharistic Revival

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Last month, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops overwhelmingly passed its long-debated document on the Eucharist. To say there has been a flood of commentary about that document and the circumstances surrounding it — with the debate over how the church’s pastors should shepherd Catholic politicians who take policy ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Helping those who have too little — and those who have too much

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

It is Christmastime again, and some of the most humanitarian works for the poor and marginalized occur between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Any time of the year is an excellent time to help those in need, and if Christmas is when giving works best for some people, I say “go ... Read More »

Legalizing sports wagers: entertainment or enslavement? You can bet it’s not worth the risk to lives and livelihoods

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Inside the Capitol

Legalizing sports betting, already a prominent topic of legislative discussion, has been pushed to the front of the 2022 session chatter, with both Republicans and Democrats signaling their support, and Rep. Zack Stephenson’s (DFL-Champlin) announcement that he would lead a bill in 2022 to legalize sports ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: How to view ‘cancel culture’ in a healthy light

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Many years ago when I was having a conversation with a brother priest, I had expressed to him something that had me upset. I have no recollection of what I complained about, but I will never forget how he responded. In a voice that a parent would have used ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: St. Joseph: Was he old? Why did he want to divorce Mary?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

We are coming to the end of the Year of St. Joseph. It will end on Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. I thought it would be fitting to consider St. Joseph in this last column before the year of St. Joseph ends. It is also relevant ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: Overcoming our ‘culture of contempt’

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

“No one has ever been hated into agreement.”

Back in early 2020, I remember hearing the buzz about a speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast. The speaker was Arthur Brooks, a Catholic academic and former president of a conservative think tank whose work has focused on economics and culture. ... Read More »