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Bishop Paul Sirba: Advent waiting is a time to enter the mystery of God’s ways

Posted by Kyle Eller

We have become accustomed to instant answers and ready responses. Just say, “OK, Google.” Except, of course, when there aren’t any. Sometimes we are deprived of support, stressed by the unfairness of a situation, and uncertain about what to do next, and no simple answer is available. In faith, ... Read More »

Two men ordained deacons

Posted by Kyle Eller

Bishop Paul Sirba ordained Steve Schuler and Chuck Welte as deacons at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary Nov. 25, the Solemnity of Christ the King, before a large congregation of family, friends, and other faithful. Both are transplants to northern Minnesota. Deacon Schuler, a retired law ... Read More »

Faith in the Public Arena: (Civic) friendship is an apostolate

Posted by Kyle Eller

When you read this, the 2018 elections will have passed. The anger will continue to boil, and new opportunities for outrage will undoubtedly abound. The demonization of political opponents will persist, and the saddling of the American presidency with criminal investigations and threats of impeachment will likely become a ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Accountability helped by the assistance of the whole People of God

Posted by Kyle Eller

“If one part suffers, all the parts suffer with it; if one part is honored, all the parts share its joy” (1 Corinthians 12:26). St. Paul established a Christian community in Corinth about the year 51. The city, a major seaport and commercial crossroads, struggled with issues of moral ... Read More »

McIver offers hopeful vision in the midst of ‘ruins’

Posted by Kyle Eller

“Love persists in the midst of ruins.” That might be the most apt takeaway from Colin McIver’s presentations at the Diocese of Duluth’s 13th annual Diocesan Assembly, held Oct. 13 at Marshall School in Duluth. It was attended by about 170 people. Colin McIver addresses the crowd at the ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: A call to pray in reparation and for mercy

Posted by Kyle Eller

On Oct. 7, we celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary. The date recalls the famous Battle of Lepanto. In preparation for this defensive battle, St. Pius V ordered Christians in the year 1571 to say the Rosary daily, and before the battle, he ordered a ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: What to make of the crisis in the church?

Posted by Kyle Eller

Father, what do you make of what is in the news about the church and scandal? First, it cannot go without saying that the grand jury report that came out of Pennsylvania is the most horrific and vile thing I have ever read. What priests did to innocent children ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: ‘Lord, to whom shall we go?’

Posted by Kyle Eller

“Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” I came into the church with my eyes pretty wide open. Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism I was, by God’s grace, received into full communion with the Catholic Church in 2004 — two years after a massive ... Read More »

Built Upon a Rock Fest returns to Cathedral grounds

Posted by Kyle Eller

One of the signature successes of last year was Built Upon a Rock Fest, which in its first year drew more than 900 people from across the Duluth Diocese out to a free Catholic rock concert on the Holy Rosary Campus of Stella Maris Academy, across the street from ... Read More »

Diocese of Duluth statement on the Father Graham case

Posted by Kyle Eller

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 24, 2018 The Diocese of Duluth issued the following statement in light of yesterday’s court ruling involving the Rev. William Graham and a man who has accused him of sexual abuse: “The diocese was not a party to this lawsuit, which was commenced by Father ... Read More »