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Father Richard Kunst: Emotions should never get in the way

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Through most of the month of May, the Easter season continues, so it is appropriate to think in a particular way of the Resurrected Christ during this spring season. In the Gospel accounts of the resurrection, we see the authors go to great lengths to show that Jesus was ... Read More »

Bishop Daniel Felton: Jesus lived, he died, and rose again from the dead! Alleluia!

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, 

Jesus lived, he died, and rose again from the dead! Alleluia! If we believe in him, we, too, shall live, die, and rise again in and through Jesus. Alleluia! That pretty much summarizes all that we proclaim as missionary disciples of Jesus Christ. ... Read More »

Ask Father Mike: Why do I still feel badly about my sins after I’ve confessed?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I’ve been to confession, and I know that God has forgiven my sins. But I still feel badly about them. What should I do?    Father Michael SchmitzAsk Father Mike

Thank you so much for reaching out and for asking this question. In fact, while we know that Jesus ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: A little ‘time travel’ reminds me of the permanent things

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Unlike St. Padre Pio, I cannot bilocate, but a few weeks ago, I did feel like I was time traveling, occupying several historical eras simultaneously.  Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

It began with an Internet rabbit hole. Although I still sometimes forget my keys, I enjoy learning about and practicing the ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Nobody dies better than faithful Catholics

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Nobody dies better than faithful Catholics. 

Last month, I shared my story of the death of my beloved father-in-law. Within a two-week period, five other people connected to my faith family passed on to their final journey. At my age, I have had many close people die, including folks ... Read More »

Editorial: Pastoral guidance on gender issues 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

One of the great controversies confronting our state and nation over the past several years is what Pope Francis has called “gender ideology,” which involves the idea that biological sex can be radically separated from the social expression of gender, such that someone who is biologically female could “really” ... Read More »

Minnesota’s bishops meet with lawmakers to advocate for policies that put families first 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Inside the Capitol 

It is no question that the family plays an irreplaceable role as the first economic unit, the first classroom, and the first community that each of us experiences. And parents perform the irreplaceable work of nurturing the next generation of thinkers, artisans, and caregivers. So, as ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: Jesus — and his church — are for sinners

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I saw an Internet post the other day that moved my heart. A woman who was unmarried and eight months pregnant said she felt called to be baptized and received into the Catholic faith. She had reached out to Catholic strangers on the Internet because she was afraid, not ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Christ’s own ‘non-negotiable’

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

In Catholicism there are certain non-negotiables, things you have to adhere to in order to be a faithful Catholic. Here are just a few examples: As Catholics we have to recognize the authority of the pope; no matter who the pope is, whether you like him or not, to ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: The state of priestly vocations in the United States and in the Duluth Diocese

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Every Sunday, our parishes pray the Diocese of Duluth Vocations Prayer. All of us are familiar with the need for more good and faithful priests. We know that we are not unique in our need for priests.  Father Nick NelsonHanding on the Faith

On the other hand, we may ... Read More »