The 2022 archive of Daily News

Deacon Kyle Eller: Does God demand ‘blind faith’ of us as disciples?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

My local newspaper recently ran a column about biblical faith written by the founder of a group called the Twin Ports Humanists. Reading it felt something like what an astrophysicist might feel listening to a member of the Flat Earth Society “refuting” a college physics text.  Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

The writer listed several biblical quotations, such as St. Paul’s beautiful reminder that “we walk by faith and not by sight” and the words of Jesus to the Apostle St. Thomas in the Upper Room blessing those who would believe without having personally seen him risen and the wise advice of the book of Proverbs to trust in the Lord and not rely on our own ... Read More »

Four deacons ordained for the Duluth Diocese

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

Bishop Daniel Felton ordained four men — Ronald Guertin, William Hafdahl, John Kroll, and Daniel O’Reilly — as deacons for the Diocese of Duluth May 6 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary. Deacons William Hafdahl (left), Daniel O’Reilly, John Kroll, ... Read More »

Memorial Mass held for former Duluth bishop Robert Brom

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

On May 23, Bishop Daniel Felton offered a memorial Mass for one of his predecessors as bishop of Duluth, the diocese’s sixth bishop, Robert H. Brom, who served the diocese from 1983 to 1989. Bishop Brom died May 10 in San Diego, where ... Read More »

Retired Bishop Brom of San Diego dies at 83

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Catholic News Service 

A funeral Mass was celebrated May 17 for retired Bishop Robert H. Brom of San Diego, who died May 10 in San Diego. He was 83. Bishop Brom

The Mass for Bishop Brom, who headed the diocese from 1990 until 2013, was celebrated at St. Therese ... Read More »

Bishop Daniel Felton: First Findings

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

Greetings in the Risen Lord! Below please find a report on our first findings from the Let’s Listen sessions and a first discernment as to what the Holy Spirit is calling us to through our conversations with one another. This first finding and ... Read More »

Father Mike Schmitz: Do I just not ‘want it’ enough to be a saint?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I had heard someone use this quote, “There is only one reason you are not yet a saint: you do not want to be one.” I have to admit that I’ve been trying really hard to be holy. If I don’t feel holy does that mean I just don’t ... Read More »

Diocesan Eucharistic Procession planned for Corpus Christi June 19

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By The Northern Cross 

The Diocese of Duluth will hold a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth to St. Mary Star of the Sea parish downtown on June 19, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi. Catholics from all across the diocese are invited to participate. 

The event is scheduled in connection with the what U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have described as a Eucharistic Revival, a three-year initiative meant to bolster faith in the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, especially in the wake of polls suggesting many Catholics do not fully understand this aspect of the ... Read More »

Bishop Felton welcomes Bishop Robert Barron to Minnesota

Posted by Kyle Eller

  Duluth Bishop Daniel J. Felton offered his welcome to Bishop Robert Barron, who was appointed bishop of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester June 2: Dear Brothers and Sisters, On behalf of the Diocese of Duluth, I would like to welcome Bishop Robert Barron as the next Bishop of the ... Read More »

Prayer and fasting in wake of Supreme Court leak

Posted by Kyle Eller

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

As you know, the recent leak of a draft opinion in the U.S. Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, allowing states the freedom once again to pass their own ... Read More »

Clergy assignments

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Bishop Daniel Felton has made the following clergy assignments. 

Effective May 16, the Rev. Keith Bertram, from pastor of St. Edward, Longville, and St. Paul, Remer, to pastor of St. Paul, Remer, and priest sacramental minister of St. Edward, Longville. 

Effective May 16, Deacon Richard Paine, from deacon of Our Lady of the ... Read More »