The 2021 archive of Daily News

Bishop Felton celebrates annual White Mass

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross

Duluth Bishop Daniel Felton celebrated the annual diocesan White Mass Oct. 17 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth. Bishop Daniel Felton blesses those who serve in the medical field as well as some medical instruments at the ... Read More »

Stella Maris completes purchase of high school site

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Deacon Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

When Stella Maris Academy, the Catholic elementary and middle school operating across three campuses in Duluth, announced early this year the intention to begin offering high school classes in 2022, few would have imagined that instead of making room at one of the ... Read More »

Washington cardinal ordains deacons from North American College in Rome

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service

Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory of Washington ordained 21 men from the Pontifical North American College to the diaconate Sept. 30 in St. Peter’s Basilica. One of them was Deacon Daniel Richard Hammer, 27, of the Diocese of Duluth. Deacon Daniel Hammer

Hundreds of ... Read More »

Pope names auxiliary bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis to Crookston, Minn.

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Catholic News Service

Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens of St. Paul and Minneapolis to head the Diocese of Crookston. Auxiliary Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens of St. Paul and Minneapolis is seen in this undated photo. Pope Francis appointed him to head the Diocese of ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: Dying a happy death

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Above the right side altar of my church, Queen of Peace Church in Cloquet, there is a beautiful painting of St. Joseph in the moments before his death. In the painting, our Blessed Mother kneels at his feet, and our Lord Jesus stands at the side of the failing ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: How to ‘win’ an argument on social media

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Many of my brother priests are on social media, and a lot of them do great things with that form of communication. The last few popes have repeatedly encouraged the church to utilize the most modern form of communications and technologies to spread the Gospel and to evangelize, so ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Becoming more aware of demonic influences

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

When it comes to sayings, I might not be the most creative person in the world. I seem to repeat a short list of statements over and over again. I believe these verbal assertions help my husband and I attempt to parent our children in this out-of-control world.  Betsy ... Read More »

Bishop Daniel Felton: Do we count ourselves ‘in that number’ of the saints marching in?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I played the baritone in the school pep band. One of my favorite songs to play was “When the Saints Go Marching In.” This rousing song calls us to “be in that number, when the saints go marching in.”  Bishop Daniel FeltonBelieve in the Good News

A saint is ... Read More »

Father Mike Schmitz: God has forgiven me; how do I forgive myself?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I messed up in some pretty big ways in my life. I made some decisions that have wrecked relationships and have done significant damage to myself. I’ve been to confession, and I know that God in his mercy has forgiven me. But I can’t seem to be able to ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: Ongoing formation is part of what it means to be a disciple

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Years ago, during a diocesan assembly, one of the speakers said something I had not fully grasped: ongoing catechesis is part of being a disciple of Jesus.  Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

That idea dovetails with advice I got in confession on a pilgrimage once. I had confessed some struggles with faith, and the young ... Read More »