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School news in brief March 2020

Posted by Megan Muhich

Outdoor adventure

Middle school students from Marquette had a great time snowshoeing and cross country skiing at the Laurentian Environmental Center. Catholic Schools

Catholic schools in the diocese will soon begin registration for the 2019-20 school year. Please contact your local Catholic school to find out more about registering ... Read More »

Principal from Duluth Diocese one of 11 selected for national mentor program

Posted by Megan Muhich

Year-long Pilot Program Provides Ongoing Coaching and Mentoring

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Catholic elementary school principals were nominated by superintendents from all regions of the country to participate in a new National Catholic School Mentor Program. Teresa Matetich, principal of St. Joseph’s School in Grand Rapids, was among the 11 ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: How are we supposed to respond to the transgender phenomenon?

Posted by Kyle Eller

Nothing seems to be sacred, nothing seems to be stable or consistent these days. Everything seems to be up for grabs, e.g. the existence of God, the right to life, the dignity of marriage, traditional moral norms, even the nature of the human person seems to be up for ... Read More »

Life news in brief March 2020

Posted by Megan Muhich


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The eighth annual Together for ... Read More »

News in brief March 2020

Posted by Megan Muhich

Lenten regulations

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence. 

For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from age 18 until age 59. When fasting, a person ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: Is Christianity about relationship, not religion?

Posted by Kyle Eller

Some of my co-workers seem think that I believe that my religion saves me. They say that Christianity is about a relationship, not a religion. Father Michael SchmitzAsk Father Mike

This is a very good question. Of course we are brought into a new and miraculous relationship with God ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Nothing is trivial when it comes to Scripture

Posted by Kyle Eller

My favorite place in the world to visit is Rome, Italy. Anyone who knows me even a little knows that much about me. I love Rome. Father Richard KunstApologetics

The problem is, so do countless others. It does not matter what time of the year you may travel to ... Read More »

Calendar March 2020

Posted by Megan Muhich

Mass on TV

The Diocese of Duluth sponsors a televised Mass at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on WDIO-Duluth and WIRTHibbing. Donations are welcome and can be sent to TV Mass, 2830 E. Fourth St., Duluth, ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Kobe Bryant shows sinners belong in the church

Posted by Kyle Eller

I am a sinner. Although I genuinely strive to live the holiest life possible, I have inclinations that drive me toward sin, and I succumb to those behaviors. Worse yet, I am not sure I have made it more than 24 hours after receiving the sacrament of reconciliation before ... Read More »

Faith in the Public Arena: Recreational marijuana: Consider first the common good

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Jack LawlisFaith in the Public Arena

Legalizing recreational marijuana is a major issue for consideration during Minnesota’s 2020 legislative session. Many worry that legislators and the public have not fully realized the negative consequences that would likely follow legalization.

The Minnesota Catholic Conference opposes the legalization of recreational ... Read More »