The 2022 archive of Daily News

Ask Father Mike: Can I have my ashes scattered in the Boundary Waters?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I am hoping to be cremated when I die. I would also like my family to bring my ashes up to the Boundary Waters and scatter them there, since it is where I feel closest to God. Is that OK?  Father Michael SchmitzAsk Father Mike

Thank you so much ... Read More »

Vatican Unveiled draws more than 4,000 visitors 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

Vatican Unveiled, the fundraiser showcasing Father Richard Kunst’s massive collection of papal and other historical artifacts, drew more than 4,000 people to the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center Aug. 19-21, organizers said. A letter relating to the French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte and a piece ... Read More »

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 »