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Father Richard Kunst: Looking at purgatory differently can help us welcome it

Posted by Kyle Eller

I think I have addressed the subject of purgatory over the years of writing this column a few different times, probably more than any other subject. There is a reason for this: Purgatory was the primary “lightening rod” that sparked the protestant Reformation.

Martin Luther was completely right when ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: How should we think about our past life?

Posted by Kyle Eller

How much weight should I give to my past? I’ve been told that I need to forget the past and move forward, but it seems like there ought to be something more to it.

When it comes to the past, many of us are tempted to fall into one ... Read More »

MCCL March for Life set for St. Paul State Capitol

Posted by Kyle Eller

Catholics who would like to help save the lives of unborn children and to protect their mothers from the devastation of abortion can make a real difference on Sunday, Jan. 22. The annual MCCL March for Life will begin at 2 p.m. on the State Capitol grounds. The Diocese ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: As we honor the right to life, consider immigration

Posted by Kyle Eller

As we begin the New Year 2017, we pray the Lord gives us the courage to welcome every stranger as Christ in our midst. January begins with the great Church feast days celebrating life, family and the stranger. Bishop Paul SirbaFiat Voluntas Tua

We began the year with the ... Read More »

Argument of the Month comes to Duluth

Posted by Kyle Eller

Here’s an item of interest to area Catholics that came in too late to make it into the January Northern Cross: The Argument of the Month Club is coming to Duluth via livestream.

The “Argument Of The Month” brings men together for the purpose of teaching and defending the ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: Why are funeral homilies so much about Jesus and not the deceased?

Posted by Kyle Eller

We recently had a funeral for a family member. I was a bit annoyed by how much the priest talked about Jesus and how little he talked about the person who died. Isn’t the funeral supposed to be more of a celebration of the person’s life?

You bring up ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: The all-time classic apologetic response

Posted by Kyle Eller

Apologetics as a form of teaching and defending the Catholic faith is very ancient. In fact, many Scripture scholars believe the Gospel of Luke was originally written as an apologetic teaching. In the earliest Christian period, apologetics was a way of responding to pagan accusations, so the earliest apologists ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: Being post-election peacemakers is our urgent task

Posted by Kyle Eller

On Election Day, I made a Holy Hour at my parish, sitting with Jesus for a while. I didn’t pray for any specific outcome in the elections, but rather, I held up to him all the rancor, all the division, all the evil talk, all the scandal, all the ... Read More »

Three men ordained permanent deacons

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Bishop Paul Sirba ordained three men, Gerald Bock, Michael Eisenbraun and John Specht, permanent deacons in a Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary Nov. 20, urging them to help form intentional disciples, rebuild marriage and perform works of service, love ... Read More »