The July 2022 archive of Daily News

Protecting our children’s right to be safe at school 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By The Minnesota Catholic Conference Inside the Capitol 

Guns are claiming the lives of U.S. children at alarming rates. It is the second leading cause of death for our kids. We’re just halfway through 2022, and already firearms have claimed the lives of over 700 children under age 19, including ... Read More »

Diocese takes first step toward possible cause for former FOCUS missionary 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Catholic News Service 

Bishop David D. Kagan of Bismarck announced June 16 the diocese will open an investigation into “the holiness of life and love for God” of North Dakota native Michelle Christine Duppong, who died of cancer Dec. 25, 2015. She was 31. 

At the time of her ... Read More »

Editorial: ‘Vocations season’ an invitation to discern, live out our own call

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

It’s summer, and in addition to warm days, lake life, mosquitoes, barbecues, and all the rest, it is also a time when what the Catechism of the Catholic Church calls “sacraments at the service of communion” — aka holy orders and matrimony — are commonly celebrated.

It’s what we ... Read More »

Winona-Rochester bishop retires; Bishop Barron is named successor 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Catholic News Service 

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop John M. Quinn of Winona-Rochester and named as his successor Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron of Los Angeles. 

Bishop Quinn, who has headed the Diocese of Winona-Rochester for 13 years, is 76. Canon law requires bishops to ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: There is one true faith, the Catholic faith

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

As far back as I can remember, I have always been convinced of the truth of the Catholic faith. It is something my parents formed in me. I wasn’t always as zealous as I am now. I hadn’t always desired to be a saint, but I always believed in ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Why do we ‘dare’ to say the Lord’s Prayer?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Curiously, during this past school year I got the same question from more than a few kids. It was about something we priests say in the context of the Mass, and I have to say, the question is a good one, worthy of good answer. Paraphrasing, the question went ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Family gathering at wedding is an eye-opener

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

My niece, who lives on the East Coast, got married. Half of my siblings traveled a long distance and decided to make a week of it. I can’t remember when so many of my brothers and sisters spent that much time with each other.  Betsy KneepkensFaith and Family

I ... Read More »

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