The January 2023 archive of Daily News

An action alert from the Minnesota Catholic Conference on the PRO Act

Posted by Kyle Eller

Urge your Senator to resist the throwaway culture and vote NO on the protect reproductive options act (S.F. 1 McEwen). It has already passed the MN House, and is heading to the Senate soon!

This bill goes farther than just "codifying Roe," and instead works to enshrine into law ... Read More »

‘Families First’ Project, marijuana, abortion at heart of MCC’s legislative focus

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Gianna Bonello Central Minnesota Catholic 

With the start of the 2023 Minnesota legislative session Jan. 3, the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota, is putting families at the top of its advocacy strategy for the year. Ryan Hamilton, government relations associate, and ... Read More »

Opportunities for a positive vision of the good 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Inside the Capitol 

The 2023 legislative session will be filled with challenges and opportunities. Governor Walz and DFL legislative majority leaders promised to use their historic “trifecta” to, at the outset, make our state’s abortion regime even more permissive and legalize recreational marijuana. These policy challenges present a tremendous ... Read More »

Recertification marks 30 years of service at St. Luke’s for Father Petrich 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

In November, Father John Petrich received his recertification from the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, granting permission of the national bishops to function as a Catholic hospital chaplain. Father John Petrich

His first certification was 30 years ago, in 1992, and he’s been ... Read More »

Bishop of St. Cloud, Minn., retires; pope names Oregon pastor as successor

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Catholic News Service 

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Donald J. Kettler of St. Cloud and named as his successor Holy Cross Father Patrick M. Neary, pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish in Portland, Oregon. Bishop-designate Patrick M. Neary speaks at a news conference Dec. 15 at the Pastoral ... Read More »

Editorial: ‘Lord, I love you’

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

As 2022 came to an end, word came that the retired Pope Benedict XVI’s health had taken a turn, and there seemed to be a collective preparation in the church, awaiting the reality that soon followed, on the eve of the New Year, that his earthly life was coming ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: John the Baptist was the greatest, but you are greater

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Everybody likes to receive a compliment. It is nice to be affirmed in how we look, how we are doing at work or in school, or any other activity that might take a level of talent.  Father Richard KunstApologetics

Unfortunately, that is not how God works. Admittedly it would ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: Why are there two different ways of numbering the Ten Commandments?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

We are all familiar with the Ten Commandments. During the Exodus from their slavery in Egypt, the Israelites are journeying to the Promised Land. And at one point, Moses goes up Mt. Sinai and receives the Ten Commandments from God. What we may not realize is that while Scripture ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Why did God give us the Catholic Church?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I am an admitted failure when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. Sometimes it takes me weeks to come up with some ideas, and if I do start the year with resolutions, best case scenario, I follow through for about two weeks.  Betsy KneepkensFaith and Family

Fortunately, when it ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: The Holy Family can help us heal family brokenness

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

On the Feast of the Holy Family, I was pondering, in preparation for a homily, how marriage and family are at the center of God’s plan for the human race and salvation history.  Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

From Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden at the dawn ... Read More »