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Father Richard Kunst: 50 words for snow? We need more words for love

Posted by Megan Muhich

When I was a kid, I remember hearing about “Eskimo kisses.” I suspect most readers have heard of that term. My understanding was that an Eskimo kiss was the action of rubbing your nose with the nose of someone else. Father Richard KunstApologetics Now, I never gave any thought ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Protecting children from the hidden danger inside our homes — porn

Posted by Megan Muhich

As a teenager, working and socializing in downtown Chicago, I learned through habit and culture the things you needed to do to keep yourself safe. Every circumstance included a series of choices, and you learned where to go and where not to go. You discovered ways to walk with ... Read More »

Editorial: Build your faith — go to the men’s conference or women’s conference

Posted by Kyle Eller

Every year the faithful of the Diocese of Duluth are blessed to have two great, day-long conferences, one for men and one for women. March is the month for them this year, and we wanted to remind you one last time. These conferences have some things in common. They ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Meditate on our redemption — from Jesus’ perspective

Posted by Kyle Eller

What would happen if the whole physical universe, with its billion and billions of galaxies and stars, rested on only one point like an immense overturned pyramid? Can you even imagine what pressure that point would have to bear? Do you remember as a child when we would “hog ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Which children are really ‘sheltered’? Those who don’t know about Jesus

Posted by Kyle Eller

Some have suggested that my husband and I have sheltered our children. I cannot deny the fact that we intentionally made decisions to shield our kids from potentially harmful situations or incidents that would negatively impact the foundation we were trying to provide them. I am not just talking ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Inviting ‘Christmas and Easter Catholics’ back to Mass should be our main goal

Posted by Kyle Eller

I like to bring humor into classes I teach and homilies that I preach, because I think humor is a good way to get through to people about the importance of faith. As I look back on my ministry I remember many times when certain points of humor were ... Read More »

Father Ryan Moravitz: The story of Mallory Norrell and her family needs to be shared

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Father Ryan MoravitzGuest columnist Craig and Lori Norrell already had three children who were all in their pre-teen or teen years. Life was good. But Lori had a deep sense that God wanted more for them. She started praying for Craig to be open to reversing his vasectomy, ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: What does it mean for something to be blessed?

Posted by Kyle Eller

I recently became Catholic and keep hearing about all of the stuff you have that is “blessed.” Someone even gave me a holy card that they said had been blessed. I like the idea, I just don’t know what it means for something to be blessed. I am glad ... Read More »

Jason Adkins: Combatting the ‘evil within’ is our first responsibility

Posted by Kyle Eller

In politics today, people have fallen into the habit of condemning the evil in other persons, groups, structures, or oppressor classes, while they themselves embrace the role of victim. It is hard to see a way out of our current predicament, other than a new Great Awakening through a ... Read More »

USCCB meeting provoked ‘surprise and full range of emotions,’ bishop says

Posted by Kyle Eller

Bishop Paul Sirba said that when he and his fellow bishops learned that the Holy See had asked them not to vote on a set of proposals regarding the clergy sex abuse scandal during the annual November meeting of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, the announcement was met ... Read More »