The March 2022 archive of Daily News

Deacon Kyle Eller: Finding inspiration for the spiritual life in a new sourdough starter

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

My new sourdough starter is finally mature as of mid-March, having taken far longer than the books say it should, and therefore far more patience and persistence than I thought it would on my part. (I blame the cold weather.) Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

During the height of the ... Read More »

Editorial: The season of mercy and reconciliation

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Holy Week brings us the highest holy days of the year as we commemorate the suffering, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God, for our salvation. Through this Paschal Mystery we are forgiven our sins, reconciled to God, and redeemed so that we might share ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: Understanding the different senses in which we speak of ‘vocations’

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

There are different senses in which we can speak of vocations. To start, we can say a vocation is something that you are called to. In fact, the word “vocation” comes from the Latin word “vocare,” meaning “to call.” So all vocations have that in common. It is some ... Read More »

An Easter message from Bishop Daniel

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, 

As we move through these final Lenten days into the most holy of all weeks, already there is an anticipation of the great feast to come. Soon we will joyfully cry out, “He is Risen!” With that proclamation all life and time ... Read More »

Father Mike Schmitz: How can I handle being corrected better?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I have to admit that I am not that great at receiving correction. I get super defensive or I end up feeling really guilty. I sometimes even feel like a failure. What should I do?  Father Michael SchmitzAsk Father Mike

I am so proud of you for asking this ... Read More »

Bishop Felton consecrates Ukraine, Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

In union with the call of Pope Francis, Bishop Daniel Felton consecrated Russia, Ukraine, and the whole human race to the Immaculate Heart of Mary at a Mass on the Solemnity of the Annunciation, Friday, March 25, at St. Mary Star of the Sea ... Read More »

Bishop Felton to offer Mass in union with the consecration of Russia and Ukraine

Posted by Kyle Eller

Pope Francis will consecrate Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on Friday, March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation, during the evening Celebration of Penance that he will preside over at St. Peter's Basilica. In union with the Pope, Bishop Daniel Felton has announced that he ... Read More »

Duluth Diocese launches ‘Let’s Listen’ initiative 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

The Northern Cross 

The Diocese of Duluth in February launced a new initiative called “Let’s Listen” to better understand the spiritual needs of the people of northeastern Minnesota and discern the next step in the church’s mission. 

Let’s Listen will primarily consist of small group listening sessions throughout the ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: We must not treat sacred things as good luck charms

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I hope he does not mind my saying this in a column, but Bishop Felton likes to call his priests. It is a pretty common occurrence for our current bishop to randomly call us priests just to check in and see how we are doing. The last time he ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Duty to raise children in the faith extending beyond confirmation

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

While taking pictures after my last child’s confirmation, a friend of mine came up to me and said, “Thank God I am done, all four are through, and I don’t have to worry about this anymore.” It was not the time or place to ask her what she meant ... Read More »