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Bishop Daniel Felton: Lent a time to be ‘filled to the brim’ with God’s love, goodness, and mercy

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I hope that you had a Mardi Gras of great feasting. As we enter the 40 days of Lent, Mardi Gras reminds us of the lavishness of God’s love, the abundance of God’s goodness, and the bounty of God’s mercy. Mardi Gras also reminds us that Lent is not ... Read More »

Father Mike Schmitz: I don’t know what to do for Lent. Suggestions?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I want to do something for Lent, but I never know what. I have a hard time sticking with things. Do you have any suggestions? Father Michael SchmitzAsk Father Mike

Do I have any suggestions? Absolutely I do.

First, let me tell you a little tale …. So, way ... Read More »

Lenten regulations

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. 

For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person is permitted ... Read More »

Duluth Diocese launches ‘Let’s Listen’ initiative

Posted by Kyle Eller

  The Diocese of Duluth has announced a new initiative called “Let’s Listen” to better understand the spiritual needs of the people of northeastern Minnesota and discern the next step in the church’s mission. Let’s Listen will primarily consist of small group listening sessions throughout the diocese. Online and ... Read More »

Nonpublic schools doing more with less; bi-partisan opposition to assisted suicide

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By the Minnesota Catholic ConferenceInside the Capitol

Minnesota has a longstanding policy that certain financial supports are allocated for all K-12 students irrespective of a family’s choice of school, including textbooks, nursing services, transportation, and counseling aid. Minnesota Catholic Conference (MCC), and an interfaith coalition of nonpublic school stakeholders ... Read More »

MCC looks to stop gambling expansion, support policies benefiting families

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Joe TowalskiThe Central Minnesota Catholic

With the start of the 2022 Minnesota legislative session on Jan. 31, among the top policy priorities for the Minnesota Catholic Conference will be stopping efforts to legalize sports betting in the state, increasing supports for nonpublic school students, and ensuring the budget ... Read More »

Archbishop Hebda stresses conversion during ordination of new bishop 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Maria Wiering Catholic News Service 

Surrounded by the Spanish-speaking people he has ministered to throughout his two decades as a priest, Auxiliary Bishop Joseph A. Williams was ordained a bishop for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The Book of the Gospels is placed over the head of ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Did Jesus have a ‘total recall’ memory?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

There is a difference between being smart and knowing a lot, though people tend to confuse the two as being one and the same. I am pretty good at trivia games, and I have lots of data in my brain for the things that I am most interested in, ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: ‘The Churching of Women’ — give it a try!

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

On Feb. 2, we celebrated the feast of the Presentation of the Lord. It is the day we remember Mary and Joseph bringing the newborn Jesus to the Temple 40 days after his birth. It is there that they meet Simeon and Anna the prophetess. Father Nick NelsonHanding on ... Read More »

Rally speakers confident about abortion law changes but see work ahead

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Carol Zimmermann Catholic News Service 

Speakers at the annual March for Life on Washington’s National Mall Jan. 21 spoke of a likely tipping point in the current protest against legalized abortions in the United States, but they also urged the crowd to remain vigilant in their advocacy and support ... Read More »