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Father Michael Schmitz: What we need is integrity more than ‘authenticity’

Posted by Kyle Eller

Question: I value authenticity and loathe hypocrisy, and I want to simply be true to myself. How can I do that if I constantly am told what to believe and how to behave by the church?

Answer: This is a very good question. The fact that you are asking ... Read More »

St. Scholastica Monastery marks 125 years with open house

Posted by Kyle Eller

St. Scholastica Monastery is hitting a major milestone this year — 125 years of prayerful presence and service in the Diocese of Duluth. And they are marking it with a major celebration Sept. 16.

“We joyfully anticipate the celebration of our 125th anniversary as an independent Benedictine Monastery,” said ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Where do we find beauty? Take the question to prayer

Posted by Kyle Eller

“We give thanks to God whose power is revealed in nature and whose providence is revealed in history”— Liturgy of Hours, Sunday Week III, Evening Prayer II

Summer, in the 10 counties that make up the Diocese of Duluth, reveals the power and beauty of God. Even before God ... Read More »

Built Upon a Rock Fest coming to Duluth

Posted by Kyle Eller

A new event is coming to the Diocese of Duluth, and everyone is hoping it will rock — the Built Upon a Rock Fest, a free concert featuring two well-known Catholic rock bands, one national and one local, will be held on the grounds of the Cathedral of Our ... Read More »

Father Mike Schmitz: Mom should know her place in son’s marital challenges

Posted by Kyle Eller

Question: My son and his wife have been married nine years and have four children. His wife homeschools their children and wants three more kids, but my son is exhausted when he gets home, and his wife expects him to “take over” while she “takes a break.” She says ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Bishops’ meeting offered resources for responding to persecution

Posted by Kyle Eller

How do Christians respond to persecution? I refer you to an excellent report prepared in partnership with the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture, the Religious Freedom Institute, and Georgetown University’s Religious Freedom Research Project. Aid to the Church in Need closely collaborated as well.

“Under ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: How our deepest longings reveal God’s existence

Posted by Kyle Eller

Some people consider philosophical arguments about God’s existence a dry, pointless exercise unlikely to convince anyone.

I’m not one of those people — I have no right to be, given that God used those kinds of debates in my own faith journey quite dramatically. Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

Reason, far ... Read More »

Fatima anniversary events continue July 13 in Duluth

Posted by Kyle Eller

The events honoring the 100th anniversary of the apparitions at Fatima will continue Thursday with two events in Duluth.

At the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., there will be a led rosary before the 7 a.m. Mass and a led rosary at 5:30 p.m.

At St. Benedict’s Church, 1419 Arrowhead Road, Mass begins at 5:30 p.m., and at the conclusion there will be exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Led by Father Joel Hastings, there will be a reading of the story of the July 13 apparition, followed by time for silent prayer, and then the rosary will be prayed at 7 p.m., followed by Benediction at around 7:30 ... Read More »

Some job opportunities in the diocese

Posted by Kyle Eller

There are a couple of key job openings in the Diocese of Duluth that you may want to know about or share with friends and family. Full details, along with other job opportunities, are available on the jobs page of the diocesan website.

First, Stella Maris Academy, the new ... Read More »

Three men ordained to the priesthood

Posted by Kyle Eller

Fathers Jeremy Bock, Beau Braun, and Steven Langenbrunner were ordained before an overflow congregation at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary June 9. Bishop Paul Sirba, in his homily, noted that Father Bock said he had initially resisted God’s call in the diocesan vocations prayer. “The Hound ... Read More »