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Father Richard Kunst: John the Baptist was the greatest, but you are greater

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Everybody likes to receive a compliment. It is nice to be affirmed in how we look, how we are doing at work or in school, or any other activity that might take a level of talent.  Father Richard KunstApologetics

Unfortunately, that is not how God works. Admittedly it would ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: Why are there two different ways of numbering the Ten Commandments?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

We are all familiar with the Ten Commandments. During the Exodus from their slavery in Egypt, the Israelites are journeying to the Promised Land. And at one point, Moses goes up Mt. Sinai and receives the Ten Commandments from God. What we may not realize is that while Scripture ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Why did God give us the Catholic Church?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I am an admitted failure when it comes to New Year’s resolutions. Sometimes it takes me weeks to come up with some ideas, and if I do start the year with resolutions, best case scenario, I follow through for about two weeks.  Betsy KneepkensFaith and Family

Fortunately, when it ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: The Holy Family can help us heal family brokenness

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

On the Feast of the Holy Family, I was pondering, in preparation for a homily, how marriage and family are at the center of God’s plan for the human race and salvation history.  Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

From Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden at the dawn ... Read More »

Duluth diocese responds to death of Pope Benedict XVI 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

The Diocese of Duluth joined the universal church in mourning the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI Dec. 31. Photo courtesy of Father Richard Kunst

As the news was announced, Bishop Daniel Felton sent out a message to the faithful of the diocese announcing ... Read More »

As ‘Catechism in a Year’ podcast launches, listeners seek clarity amid chaos 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Maria Wiering OSV News 

“Oh ya baby!” read Jane Hernandez’s Facebook post, adorned with a heart-eyed, smiley face emoji. The Nov. 22 message was paired with an image from a package tracker, showing an item as being just four days away.

The anticipated purchase: a new copy of the Catechism ... Read More »

Bishop Daniel Felton: A Pastoral Letter from Bishop Daniel Felton

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

The dawn from on high shall break upon us! (Luke 1:78) HEALING, HOPE AND JOY IN JESUS! My dear brothers and sisters, let us proclaim from the height of International Falls, to the width of Walker and Grand Portage to the depth of Pine City, the dawn from on ... Read More »

‘The Dawn from on High Shall Break Upon Us’

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Bishop Felton releases pastoral letter on Christmas Day 

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

On Christmas Day, Bishop Daniel Felton released a pastoral letter to the faithful of the Diocese of Duluth and to all people living in the ten counties of northeastern Minnesota. Entitled “The Dawn from on ... Read More »

Ask Father Mike: How should I handle the New Year?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

With the start of the New Year, I always feel like I should make a resolution. Sometimes I do and sometimes I don’t. Either way, I never end up keeping them, and it just feels like I never change. What do you recommend?  Father Michael SchmitzAsk Father Mike

Thank ... Read More »

A statement from Bishop Daniel on the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Posted by Kyle Eller

Dec. 31, 2022

Dear brothers and sisters,

Early this morning, we learned of the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, and we in the Diocese of Duluth join the whole Church in mourning. The retired pope was not only one of the preeminent theologians of our time and a ... Read More »