The March 2023 archive of Daily News

Hallow app available for free 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By The Northern Cross 

Diocesan officials announced in February that Hallow, an app primarily for use on mobile devices, is being made available free for all parishioners across the Diocese of Duluth for all of Lent in 2023, thanks to a generous grant from the diocesan CREED fund.

Hallow ... Read More »

Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery receive Vatican approval for sponsorship model change 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By The Northern Cross 

The Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth recently received approval from the Vatican to shift the Catholic sponsorship of their ministries – Benedictine, the College of St. Scholastica, and the Catholic facilities of Essentia Health, St. Francis Regional Medical Center, and St. Mary’s Health – from a ... Read More »

New bishop of St. Cloud, Minn., to build his ministry on mercy, hope, justice

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Kristi Anderson OSV News 

From Portland, Oregon, to Peru and many places in between, hundreds of people came to St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud Feb. 14 to witness the ordination and installation of the Diocese of St. Cloud’s 10th bishop, Bishop Patrick M. Neary, an Indiana native and priest of the Congregation ... Read More »

Suspect in shooting death of LA Bishop O’Connell charged with murder

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Angelus Staff OSV News 

The suspect in the shooting death of Los Angeles Auxiliary Bishop David G. O’Connell was formally charged with murder Feb. 22 after admitting to killing him. 

Bishop O’Connell was found dead of at least one gunshot wound to his upper torso in his home in the ... Read More »

Families First Project moves forward as a new Minnesota Child Tax Credit gains momentum

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Inside the Capitol 

“Public authorities have the duty to sustain the family … the family does not exist for society or the State, but society and the State exist for the family” (Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church, no. 214). 

This is a bold calling, and as ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Learning from a second Dad how to live without bitterness

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Adversary balloons are flying in space, and a horrific war is happening. Violence using weapons has dramatically increased since COVID began. People without appropriate shelter plague every large city in this country. The rate of loneliness has been the highest since recording began, and the number of suicides has ... Read More »

Editorial: Continuing to pray for peace 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

It’s now been a year since Russia invaded Ukraine, and the war goes on, taking its dreadful toll. Over that year, other nations around the world, including our own, have been drawn deeper and deeper into the conflict, through sanctions and countless billions of dollars in arms shipments and ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: When doubt creeps in

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Perhaps this might sound like I am stating the obvious, but I feel like I have a pretty strong faith. Faith is a gift, so I certainly do not take it for granted, and yet in saying I have a strong faith I also have to admit that from ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: Virginity, the more excellent state

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

The other week while I was on retreat, I came across a collection of letters written either to St. Therese of Lisieux or by her. One in particular really struck me. It was written by Therese when she was already at Carmel to her sister, Celine, who was discerning what ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: Serenity Prayer offers needed wisdom in how we spend our energies

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

One of the first prayers I remember encountering outside of going to church or praying before bedtime was the short version of the Serenity Prayer. Attributed to the Protestant theologian Reinhold Niebuhr, it came into widespread use through Alcoholics Anonymous, especially the first few lines. The version I learned ... Read More »