The September 2021 archive of Daily News

Editorial: Heed the call of Pope Francis on Afghanistan

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

“As Christians this situation obligates us, to intensify your prayer and practice fasting. Prayer and fasting, prayer and penance. This is the moment to do so. I am speaking seriously: intensify your prayer and practice fasting, asking the Lord for mercy and forgiveness.”

Pope Francis made this appeal a ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Hoping an upcoming 21st birthday is uneventful

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

A family timeline works a bit differently than most other timelines. It seems that you place memories and celebrations based on milestones parents and children reach. Your engagement, wedding, anniversaries, the birth of your children, baptisms, first Communion, confirmation, and for me, your children’s wedding are all significant milestones. ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: Are we losing our taste for freedom?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

“The Church proposes; she imposes nothing.”

Pope St. John Paul II wrote these six words in his 1990 encyclical Redemptoris Missio, but I’m sure I read them quoted somewhere else first, early on in my conversion. For me it was an idea so powerful and illuminating that it has ... Read More »

Bishop Daniel Felton: As autumn arrives, blessings on students, teachers, and all of us lifelong learners

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Autumn is my favorite season of the year! The crisp air of eventide, the beginning of the football season, the brushstroke of colors on trees and bushes, and the harvesting of crops are all hallmarks of an approaching autumn season.  Bishop Daniel FeltonBelieve in the Good News

However, the ... Read More »

Father Mike Schmitz: How can I get more out of Mass while wrangling with kids?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

As a parent, I find it really difficult to get anything out of Mass when I have to wrangle and take care of my kids through it all. Sometimes it seems like it would just be better to stay home; I don’t get anything out of it, and it ... Read More »