The August 2022 archive of Daily News

Ojibwe artist’s beadwork selected for display at U.S. Embassy to Holy See

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Maria Wiering Catholic News Service 

With a needle and thread and painstaking attention, Jessica Gokey “paints” images of flora and fauna, two tiny beads at a time. 

As she has developed her art over the past decade, her elaborate work has earned her a Minnesota Historical Society fellowship and ... Read More »

Pope names Fairbanks, Alaska, bishop to head Diocese of New Ulm

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Catholic News Service 

Pope Francis has named Bishop Chad W. Zielinski of Fairbanks, Alaska, to head the Diocese of New Ulm. 

Since 2014, the 57-year-old prelate has served as the fifth bishop of Fairbanks. The diocese covers over 409,000 square miles of Alaska’s northern region, or about two-thirds ... Read More »

Making abortion unthinkable: The uphill battle on Capitol Hill

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By The Minnesota Catholic Conference Inside the Capitol 

The overturning of Roe is not an end, it is just the beginning. This has been the refrain from the pro-life movement since the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. So, if this is just the beginning, how ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Healing the family is essential to stopping the violence

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

It was about 92 degrees outside, gas prices were nearing $5 a gallon, I needed groceries, and the store was about one mile from my home. I was frustrated, and I can get stubborn sometimes. I grabbed a water bottle, put on my walking shoes, and headed out that ... Read More »

Editorial: The extraordinary attack on pro-life pregnancy centers

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

In the aftermath of the June 24 Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade, perhaps nothing has so perfectly encapsulated the inarticulate rage against America’s pro-life community as the targeting of pro-life pregnancy centers. 

Not only have they been the target, across more than 20 states, of vandalism, firebombing, or ... Read More »

Bishop Barron installed as bishop of Winona-Rochester

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Edie Heipel Catholic News Agency 

Bishop Robert Barron, the founder of the Catholic media apostolate Word on Fire, was installed as the ninth bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester at St. John the Evangelist Co-Cathedral in Rochester on Friday. 

Appointed by Pope Francis earlier this summer, Bishop Barron is returning ... Read More »

Father Mike Schmitz and Jeff Cavins win Cardinal John P. Foley Award

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Chaz Muth Catholic News Service 

Father Mike Schmitz and Jeff Cavins of Ascension Press are the recipients of the 2022 Cardinal John P. Foley Award from the Catholic Media Association. 

The Foley award recognizes demonstrated excellence and innovation in Catholic storytelling in the preceding year, with work presented on ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: Building the domestic church: What we can influence in life

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Recently, I have been considering the distinction between our “Circle of Influence” and our “Circle of our Concern.” Our circle of influence is that which we can influence, control, or change. My circle of concern is that which I am conscious of and concerned about, but really can’t do ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Let the dead bury their dead — really?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

In the year 2000, my last two grandparents died, first my paternal grandfather in February and then my maternal grandmother a few months later. In both instances I happened to be in Europe and was unable to see them in their final hours, which I very much regret. When ... Read More »

‘Vatican Unveiled’ will showcase largest papal artifacts collection outside of Rome on a grand scale

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

DECC event will raise funds for Stella Maris Academy and Star of the North Maternity Home 

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

Father Richard Kunst, pastor of St. James and St. Elizabeth parishes in Duluth, has spent years amassing the largest collection of papal artifacts outside of Rome. The collection has ... Read More »