The October 2022 archive of Daily News

MOMS fight for abortion regulation return

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Barb Umberger  The Catholic Spirit 

A group of mothers filed a motion to intervene in Ramsey County District Court Sept. 12, two months after a judge ruled July 13 that six laws regulating abortion in Minnesota were unconstitutional under the state constitution. The laws struck down included a 24-hour ... Read More »

The church as a thermostat

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Inside the Capitol

In his “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” Martin Luther King makes an observation about the impact the early Christians had in the public square, stating, “there was a time when the church was very powerful … the church was not merely a thermometer that recorded the ... Read More »

Meet our seminarians: Ben Sundlie

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

What seminary are you attending and where are you in the formation process? When is your birthday? 

I am attending St. John Vianney College Seminary in St. Paul. I am currently in my first year of formation. Feb. 25, 2003. Ben Sundlie

What’s your home parish? 

Our Lady of Lourdes, Pine River ... Read More »

Father Mike’s Sunday homily podcast now on Ascension

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By The Northern Cross 

Catholic multimedia network Ascension has teamed up once again with chart-topping podcaster Father Mike Schmitz of the Diocese of Duluth to add his popular Sunday homily podcast, formerly called the UMD Newman Catholic Campus Ministry podcast, to its suite of free media offerings. The addition ... Read More »

Editorial: Respect Life Month — after Roe

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

October is the first Respect Life to take place in the United States in the post-Roe v. Wade era, and both the legal situation and the public discussion have certainly changed since a year ago. 

On the one hand, many states have now been able to adopt pro-life laws ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Queen’s life shows the beauty of duty and devotion

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

It was both sorrowful and intriguing watching coverage of the late queen of England, Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral, and the events commemorating a well-lived life. I wasn’t glued to the coverage but checked in on the events’ progression.  Betsy KneepkensFaith and Family

The news coverage helped me realize many ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Can we receive Viaticum every day?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I am sure that I have made mention in past columns how the most powerful and meaningful times in my life as priest are when I am visiting the dying, in particular when I am anointing them and bringing them Communion.  Father Richard KunstApologetics

You can ask pretty much any ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: Women religious are integral to our diocese and parishes

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Ecosystems are such that if you remove one integral part of it, the ecosystem is forced to rebalance and adjust. Take Yellowstone National Park, for example. In the 1930s, farmers and ranchers decided to kill off the wolves. This led to an increase in the elk population, but it ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: Praying the Jesus Prayer has been a gift for me

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

For many years, whenever the subject has come up, I’ve said that my favorite prayer is the Jesus Prayer. There are several slight variations on it, but the one I pray most often is one of the wordiest versions of it: “Lord Jesus Christ, son of the living God, ... Read More »

Ask Father Mike: What can I do to get more out of Mass?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I don’t like going to Mass. I had to go when I was a kid, and I never got the point. But I also realize that it could just be me; I could be the one missing something. What can I do to get more out of Mass?  Father ... Read More »