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Faith in the Public Arena: When it comes to politics, everything is connected

Posted by Kyle Eller

Today, people working to advance Catholic social teaching often find themselves in opposing camps, divided along party lines. But the church’s political work is about putting back together what has been torn apart by a highly partisan culture. In his encyclical Laudato si,’ Pope Francis proposes integral ecology as ... Read More »

Father Nick Nelson: The church has definite ideals about music at Mass

Posted by Kyle Eller

I have been writing this column for less than a year, but you can probably tell that I have a passion for the liturgy. But this makes sense. As you “play how you practice,” you become how you worship. Father NickNelsonHanding on the Faith

I didn’t always have a ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: When the accusation of hate is a weapon of hate

Posted by Kyle Eller

“Get used to replying to those poor ‘haters,’ when they pelt you with stones, by pelting them with Hail Marys.” This quote from St. Josemaria Escriva seems useful these days when it is so easy to lose one’s peace. Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism “Hate” is definitely one of the ... Read More »

School choice advocates drive home arguments

Posted by Kyle Eller

School choice advocates hope legislation that would establish a tax credit for donations to scholarship- granting organizations will be part of end-of-session negotiations. “Parents should really make the decision of what is the best educational setting for their child,” said Chas Anderson, executive director of Opportunity for All Kids, ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: This Lent has a providential significance for our diocese

Posted by Kyle Eller

“Way up North” in the Diocese of Duluth includes parishes like Our Lady of the Snows in Bigfork, St. Michael’s in Northome, and St. Catherine’s in Squaw Lake. The parish cluster straddles Itasca and Koochiching counties and demands a 100-mile round trip for the pastor, Father Thomas Galarneault, to ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: Do I have to always obey my conscience?

Posted by Megan Muhich

I have heard that people are obliged to follow their consciences, even if it goes against the Bible or the church’s teaching. Is this true?

This is a good question. In order to get to the answer, it could be helpful to note a couple of things about human ... Read More »

Co-creators of pro-life film say God planned film 'for such a time as now'

Posted by Megan Muhich

As introductions were made and basic information was gathered, the voices of Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon were jovial and lighthearted.

But in telephone interview with The Criterion, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, their sound changed as they began discussing their most recent film, "Unplanned," to be released ... Read More »

Convert now, don't be spiritually lazy, pope says

Posted by Megan Muhich

God is patient and merciful, but people should not put off their conversion because they never know how long they will live, Pope Francis said.

"We can have great trust in God's mercy, but we must not take advantage of it. We must not justify spiritual laziness but increase ... Read More »

Counselors offer 'loving sources of hope' for women seeking abortions

Posted by Megan Muhich

Two women stood near the busy road on a chilly February morning in Indianapolis. A steady, penetrating mist -- and sometimes an icy splash from a speeding car -- made for a dampness that digs deep and lingers despite layers of clothes. The temperature hovered just above freezing.

"It's ... Read More »

With heavy hearts, U.S. bishops condemn mosque attacks

Posted by Megan Muhich

U.S. Catholic bishops condemned the two mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15 that left at least 50 people dead and 50 seriously injured, and they also pledged their solidarity with the Muslim community.

Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, ... Read More »