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Father Nicholas Nelson: The precepts of the Catholic Church: the minimum for being a practicing Catholic

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

It makes profound sense to go all in and strive to become a saint. God will reward us more than we can imagine. But is there a minimal requirement to being a practicing Catholic? Yes, in fact there is.  Father Nick NelsonHanding on the Faith

First, we must follow ... Read More »

Bishop Daniel Felton: Allowing Jesus to heal us in our grief enables us to help others

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Dear friends in Christ,  Bishop Daniel FeltonBelieve in the Good News

Recently, I released my Pastoral Letter, “The Dawn From On High Shall Break Upon Us: Healing, Hope and Joy in Jesus.” In the letter, we are challenged to be aware of our personal and regional mission fields, with ... Read More »

Ask Father Mike: How could I have been so wrong in what God was calling me to do?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I had thought that I was doing God’s will; I had prayed and every indication was that this was the direction that God wanted me to pursue. But after some time, every road block was put in front of me, and I had to go elsewhere. How could I ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: The Minnesota abortion debate is discouraging, but we can be proud of our part of it

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Back in 2012, during the debate over the proposed marriage amendment in Minnesota, I noticed something I just can’t unsee about the way that debate was carried out, the way those debates are still playing out.  Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

It came into focus for me after I attended ... Read More »

An action alert from the Minnesota Catholic Conference on the PRO Act

Posted by Kyle Eller

Urge your Senator to resist the throwaway culture and vote NO on the protect reproductive options act (S.F. 1 McEwen). It has already passed the MN House, and is heading to the Senate soon!

This bill goes farther than just "codifying Roe," and instead works to enshrine into law ... Read More »

‘Families First’ Project, marijuana, abortion at heart of MCC’s legislative focus

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Gianna Bonello Central Minnesota Catholic 

With the start of the 2023 Minnesota legislative session Jan. 3, the Minnesota Catholic Conference, the official public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota, is putting families at the top of its advocacy strategy for the year. Ryan Hamilton, government relations associate, and ... Read More »

Opportunities for a positive vision of the good 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Inside the Capitol 

The 2023 legislative session will be filled with challenges and opportunities. Governor Walz and DFL legislative majority leaders promised to use their historic “trifecta” to, at the outset, make our state’s abortion regime even more permissive and legalize recreational marijuana. These policy challenges present a tremendous ... Read More »

Recertification marks 30 years of service at St. Luke’s for Father Petrich 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

In November, Father John Petrich received his recertification from the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, granting permission of the national bishops to function as a Catholic hospital chaplain. Father John Petrich

His first certification was 30 years ago, in 1992, and he’s been ... Read More »

Bishop of St. Cloud, Minn., retires; pope names Oregon pastor as successor

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Catholic News Service 

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Donald J. Kettler of St. Cloud and named as his successor Holy Cross Father Patrick M. Neary, pastor of Holy Redeemer Parish in Portland, Oregon. Bishop-designate Patrick M. Neary speaks at a news conference Dec. 15 at the Pastoral ... Read More »

Editorial: ‘Lord, I love you’

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

As 2022 came to an end, word came that the retired Pope Benedict XVI’s health had taken a turn, and there seemed to be a collective preparation in the church, awaiting the reality that soon followed, on the eve of the New Year, that his earthly life was coming ... Read More »