RESPECT LIFE MONTH
Respect Life Month begins Sunday October 1st. This annual observance during the month of October was initiated in 1972 by the Bishops of the United States, and it begins Sunday, Oct 1st with “Respect Life Sunday.” Since 1972, Catholics across the country have conducted devotions and pro-life activities during October in order to advance what Saint John Paul called “The Culture of Life.”
Steve Odegard who has been studying for the Permanent Diaconate for our Diocese will be completing his training this year. His ordination to the Permanent Diaconate is to be on Sunday, November 26th at 3 p.m. This will take place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth. Steve will then be assigned to Saint Patrick’s and Saint Luke’s and will join Deacon Jim Mostek in carrying out his diaconal ministry here in our parishes. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for this blessed event.
HOW TO HAVE A RELIGIOUS ARGUMENT
Bishop Barron was invited by Facebook to give a talk to their employees. Bishop Barron does a fantastic job describing a touchy issue in today’s culture. The issue he addresses is, “How to have a religious argument?”
DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY 2017
The subject of this years assembly was “Has Science Killed Faith?” and was presented by Joe Miller from the The Magis Center. Visit their website for interesting articles and videos including materials from Fr Robert Spitzer such as “The Remarkable Evidence of a Transcendent Soul” and “The Four Levels of Happiness.”