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Editorial: Don’t miss out on the Eucharistic Revival

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Last month, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops overwhelmingly passed its long-debated document on the Eucharist. To say there has been a flood of commentary about that document and the circumstances surrounding it — with the debate over how the church’s pastors should shepherd Catholic politicians who take policy ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Helping those who have too little — and those who have too much

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

It is Christmastime again, and some of the most humanitarian works for the poor and marginalized occur between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Any time of the year is an excellent time to help those in need, and if Christmas is when giving works best for some people, I say “go ... Read More »

Legalizing sports wagers: entertainment or enslavement? You can bet it’s not worth the risk to lives and livelihoods

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Inside the Capitol

Legalizing sports betting, already a prominent topic of legislative discussion, has been pushed to the front of the 2022 session chatter, with both Republicans and Democrats signaling their support, and Rep. Zack Stephenson’s (DFL-Champlin) announcement that he would lead a bill in 2022 to legalize sports ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: How to view ‘cancel culture’ in a healthy light

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Many years ago when I was having a conversation with a brother priest, I had expressed to him something that had me upset. I have no recollection of what I complained about, but I will never forget how he responded. In a voice that a parent would have used ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: St. Joseph: Was he old? Why did he want to divorce Mary?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

We are coming to the end of the Year of St. Joseph. It will end on Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. I thought it would be fitting to consider St. Joseph in this last column before the year of St. Joseph ends. It is also relevant ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: Overcoming our ‘culture of contempt’

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

“No one has ever been hated into agreement.”

Back in early 2020, I remember hearing the buzz about a speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast. The speaker was Arthur Brooks, a Catholic academic and former president of a conservative think tank whose work has focused on economics and culture. ... Read More »

Bishop Daniel Felton: Let’s listen — Part I

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

It is hard to believe that I have been the Bishop of Duluth for over half a year. In that time, I have put almost 17,000 miles on my vehicle as I have traveled numerous times back and forth across our diocese visiting parishes, schools, priests, deacons, and parishioners. ... Read More »

Father Mike Schmitz: How do I receive a gift well?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I’ve been thinking about what it is to receive a gift well. I find that I don’t like getting gifts, because I never know how to respond. I can sometimes even feel guilty that someone has gone to the trouble of getting me something. Is there a way I ... Read More »

Patrice Critchley-Menor: The poor have much to give us

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Patrice Critchley-MenorGuest columnist

Several years ago, there was a woman who would occasionally call the diocese asking for financial assistance. Maybe she needed help with an electric bill or help paying for a prescription. She became very friendly with a couple of staff members. She would sometimes call ... Read More »

John Skalko, Ph.D: Does abortion violate human rights?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By John Skalko, Ph.D Guest columnist

It doesn’t take a Ph.D to recognize that recent years have witnessed a proliferation of conflicting rights claims. There’s the right to bear arms, the right to be free of bigotry, the right to free speech, the right to a sex change, the ... Read More »