The 2022 archive of Daily News

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 »

Second annual family camp draws more than 100

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By The Northern Cross 

The Diocese of Duluth Office of Marriage, Family, and Life hosted its second annual family camp July 29-31 at Big Sandy Camp in McGregor, with activities like swimming, games, Mass, bonfires, archery, prayer, laser tag, and more. 

Here are some scenes from the weekend. 



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Adventure run fun

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By The Northern Cross 

An adventure run sponsored by the diocese’s Office of Marriage, Family, and Life, which served as a fundraiser for Catholic schools took place with beautiful weather July 30 in Hoyt Lakes. Race lengths included marathon, half marathon, and 5K. All of the runners received rosaries, ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: Serving at the altar is a joy — perhaps for your kids too

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

It’s a little embarrassing for me to admit this, but one of the things I found most intimidating about deacon formation is something many schoolchildren do expertly on a regular basis: serving at the altar.  Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

With some deacon candidates it’s the intellectual study or the ... Read More »

Ask Father Mike: Fighting the ‘noon-day devil’ of acedia

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I sometimes just wish that I could run away from the life that I am living. There is nothing terribly wrong with it, but I get this feeling that I should just leave this behind and try something new. Is this a sign that I should?  Father Michael SchmitzAsk ... Read More »

Bishop Daniel Felton: Roots and wings as we mobilize to mission

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, 

On the occasion of my episcopal ordination, I spoke of the rich history of our diocese and that we need to grab onto the wings of the Holy Spirit so that with divine inspiration we can create our own history for our time. ... Read More »

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 »