The 2021 archive of Daily News

Bishop Daniel Felton: Our diocese has 44,000 vocation coordinators — including you

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

As I am writing this article, I am also packing my suitcase to leave for Rome. I will be attending the diaconate ordination of Daniel Hammer on Sept. 30 at St. Peter's Basilica. Cardinal Wilton Gregory will be the principal celebrant at the ordination. It is a great privilege for ... Read More »

Advocates say the public is with them on payday lending reform

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

Supporters of payday lending reform, including representatives of the Diocese of Duluth and the Minnesota Catholic Conference, held a press conference in Duluth Aug. 17 to announce polling showing that an overwhelming majority of Minnesotans support their proposal — a 36% cap on ... Read More »

First diocesan Family Camp draws more than 100

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross

The first diocesan Family Camp, organized by the Office of Marriage, Family, and Life, was held at Big Sandy Camp Aug. 13-15 with about 20 families (more than 100 individuals) in attendance. Photo courtesy of Betsy Kneepkens

“I think that it was ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: God’s name is important — treat it with respect

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

The very first thing we do when we meet someone is ask them their name. We do this simply to start a relationship with that person. It is the most basic thing to know about another person; it is how we start social interaction. Father Richard KunstApologetics

In the ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: The history of Communion in the hand

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

A little-known papal document written in 1969 is titled “Memoriale Domini: Instruction on the Manner of Receiving Holy Communion.” In this document, Pope St. Paul VI reaffirms the one and a half millennia practice of receiving Communion directly on the tongue yet opens up the possibility of receiving a ... Read More »

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 »