The 2022 archive of Daily News

Father Mike Schmitz illustrates pro-life position with ‘gunshot-wound’ analogy

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Katie Yoder Catholic News Agency 

Abortion is like a gunshot wound, Father Mike Schmitz says — it requires immediate attention. 

“If an overweight person comes into the ER with a gunshot wound, you’re not going to say, ‘OK, we need to get you on a regimen of diet and ... Read More »

Pro-life leaders criticize attorney general’s pregnancy center alert

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Barb Umberger Catholic News Service 

Minnesota pro-life leaders denounced a consumer alert issued by Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison criticizing the state’s crisis pregnancy centers. 

The impact of Ellison’s statement is to besmirch the good work of pregnancy resource centers and put people on notice that he has a ... Read More »

Misunderstanding of pregnancy centers’ mission seen as a reason for attacks

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Barb Umberger Catholic News Service 

Angela Franey, executive director of Abria Pregnancy Resources, said recent vandalism at the organization’s St. Paul location and dozens of similar attacks on pregnancy centers around the country reflect recent anger and misunderstanding around the issue of abortion. 

She also believes the damage also stems ... Read More »

Editorial: Economic challenges invite us to pull together

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

The difficult economic situation Americans have been facing for many months now doesn’t show any sign of a quick end in sight. Costs are high on the necessities of life — food, transportation, housing. There is a sense of uncertainty about when or if it might get worse before ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: We have to pray for those who have abandoned the faith

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Up until COVID-19 hit nearly three years ago, I had been regularly serving meals at the local Union Gospel Mission here in Duluth. Two to four times a month I would go downtown to what seemed to be a totally different country to help those who were in need. ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: Changes coming in the formation process of future priests

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

In 2016, the Catholic Church issued new universal guidelines for the formation of priests. These guidelines would mean significant changes to seminaries and dioceses as they form young men for the priesthood. Each country was then tasked with taking those guidelines and developing a new “Program of Priestly Formation.” ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: Truth is truth — even when unpleasant people believe it

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I like the saying — I have not been able to pin down who originally said it — that truth is truth even if no one believes it.  Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

I think it’s a concept we particularly need to grasp as Americans, living in a society founded ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Learning from a year as empty nesters

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

The last few weeks of August had always included a flurry of activity. After a few months off from school, our family had several traditions that readied our children for the impending change of pace. I used the work of school preparation as an opportunity to spend individual time ... Read More »

New school year brings opening of long-awaited Catholic high school

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

While a new school year always brings excitement, this year as summer vacation comes to a close, Catholic education in Duluth is beginning a particularly notable new chapter, as Stella Maris Academy opens its long-awaited high school on a new campus, with 15 ... Read More »

Bishop Daniel Felton: The change of seasons is a spiritual exercise

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Dear brothers and sisters, 

Greetings to you in the name of the Lord of all time and the Savior of every season! It is hard to believe that the new Autumn season will soon arrive, as it quickly discards the days of summer. I have to admit, Autumn is ... Read More »