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Damiano Center raising funds through prints of Bishop Anderson painting

Posted by Megan Muhich

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A painting by Bishop Paul Anderson — and the mystery of its fate — are presenting a unique fundraising opportunity for the Damiano Center, a Duluth social services organization that the late bishop helped get off the ground in the 1980s.

Many Catholics and parishes in ... Read More »

Sister Kathleen Del Monte makes perpetual profession

Posted by Megan Muhich

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On July 11, the Feast of St. Benedict, the sisters of the St. Scholastica Monastery welcomed Benedictine Sister Kathleen Del Monte into full membership of the Benedictine Monastic Community. Sister Kathleen serves as associate vice president of mission integration at the College of Saint Scholastica.

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Editorial: Immigration debate needs faithful witnesses

Posted by Megan Muhich

Our ugly, polarized immigration debate continues to drag on. There is nuance in Catholic belief on immigration. We hold that there is a natural right to immigrate, especially for those in desperate need. We hold that it is legitimate for countries to control their borders and regulate immigration. And ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: Confronting my own ‘throwaway culture,’ right in my lunch bag

Posted by Megan Muhich

I’ll admit it: When debates arose over plastic grocery bags and plastic straws, my response was like that of many other people — to kind of scoff and roll my eyes and wonder what triviality was next. Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

I regret that. Upon reflection, that response was ... Read More »

Minnesota abortions drop despite another Planned Parenthood increase

Posted by Megan Muhich

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Abortions in Minnesota resumed a long-term decline in 2018, following a two-year increase, according to a report released last month by the Minnesota Department of Health. The 2018 number of 9,910 marks a 2 percent decrease from the previous year and the third-lowest total since 1974. ... Read More »

Life news in brief August 2019

Posted by Megan Muhich

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Trouble in your marriage? Call your local Retrouvaille Community at (320) 255-5314 or (800) 470-2230 to find out more about healing troubled marriages or visit the website www.retrouvaille.org.

Betsy Kneepkens: Sending fifth son to college — where did the time go?

Posted by Megan Muhich

A few shorts weeks ago, I was able to enjoy a picnic lunch with some old friends that have four kids under the age of six. As it happens with lots of little children, the parents appeared frazzled trying to keep their tots under control while holding a conversation ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: If you are a crank or grump, read this

Posted by Megan Muhich

Both the Old and New Testament make it pretty clear that we are to love our neighbor, but nowhere in the Bible does it say that we have to like everyone. We are to love everyone, because every person is created in the image of God, but it is ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: Can we have a sense of humor about God?

Posted by Megan Muhich

The Catechism defines blasphemy as “directly opposed to the second commandment. It consists in uttering against God — inwardly or outwardly — words of hatred, reproach, or defiance; in speaking ill of God; in failing in respect toward him in one’s speech; in misusing God’s name.” My issue is ... Read More »

Father Nick Nelson: Should the Catholic Church allow married priests?

Posted by Megan Muhich

One Saturday in Hibbing, I was having a cup of coffee and getting ready for the vigil Mass when I heard a knock on the rectory door. When I opened the door, standing there was my former homiletics professor, Father Michael. He was at the church for a wedding ... Read More »