The 2022 archive of Daily News

Deacon Kyle Eller: In a post-Roe world, our pro-life convictions have to deepen still more

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I’ve been pro-life since I knew what the word “abortion” meant. When God called me back to faith, one of the means he used to bring me to the Catholic Church was its pro-life witness, which presented, in an even deeper and more profound way than I had yet ... Read More »

Two priests ordained for Duluth Diocese

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

Bishop Daniel Felton ordained two new priests — Father Scott Padrnos and Father Daniel Hammer — to the priesthood June 24, the Solemnity of the Sacred heart of Jesus, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth. Bishop Daniel Felton ... Read More »

Procession through Duluth kicks off Eucharistic Revival in the diocese

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

Led by Bishop Daniel Felton, a diocesan Eucharistic Procession through the eastern half of Duluth June 19, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus, kicked off what the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have called a “Eucharistic Revival” in ... Read More »

Bishop Daniel Felton: Two powerful moments on the Sacred Heart solemnity

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

Greetings in the name of the Lord, Jesus Christ. On June 24, the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, two powerful moments of God’s abiding presence and amazing grace occurred: Daniel Richard Hammer and Scott Daniel Padrnos were ordained into the priesthood for ... Read More »

Statement of the Catholic bishops of Minnesota in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Along with women and men across our nation who respect the inherent dignity of each human life, the Catholic bishops of Minnesota give thanks to God on this historic day as the Supreme Court ends the injustice of the Roe v. Wade decision. We are grateful that the Supreme ... Read More »

Father Mike Schmitz: I’m so busy. How can I grow and become a saint?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I really want to grow. I mean, I really want to become the person that God has called me to be, but I find myself being so busy that I can’t imagine adding more to my plate in order to be a saint. How can I fit more in?  ... Read More »

Resources for women, mothers, fathers, and children

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Betsy Kneepkens The Northern Cross 

Even before Roe v. Wade was decided in January 1973, pro-life advocates were behind the scenes establishing organizations to help support women, babies, and families who found themselves in what they perceived was a crisis pregnancy. When the Supreme Court passed Roe v. Wade, ... Read More »

Davidson family’s new overseas mission another step in a longtime call 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

From northern Minnesota to Cambodia

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

“She’s known since she was 10 that she was going to be a missionary, and I’ve known since I met her that I was going to be a missionary,” jokes Nic Davidson about his wife Jacelyn. 

Both grew ... Read More »

Deans appointed

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By The Northern Cross 

Bishop Daniel Felton has made the following appointments of priests as deans of their respective deaneries, effective July 1, 2022:  Father Daniel Weiske, Hibbing Deanery  Father Brandon Moravitz, Virginia Deanery Father Joseph Sirba, Cloquet Deanery Father Steve Langenbrunner, Duluth Deanery Father Michael Garry, Brainerd Deanery 

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Priesthood Jubilees

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

60 years 

Father Lloyd Mudrak Father Lloyd Mudrak

Father Lloyd Mudrak was ordained to the priesthood on June 2, 1962, at Holy Rosary Church in Duluth by Bishop Francis J. Schenk for the Diocese of Duluth. Father Mudrak attended high school and college at Nazareth Hall and attended St. Paul Seminary.

During Father Mudrak’s ministry, he served at St. Joseph, Chisholm; St. Francis, Brainerd; St. Anthony, Duluth; Cass Lake; Holy Spirit, Virginia; Sacred Heart, Virginia; Sacred Heart, Mountain Iron; Mary Immaculate, Coleraine; St. Mary, Marble; and St. Joseph, ... Read More »