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Water, water, from everywhere: Youths collect holy water from every parish in the diocese for new baptismal font

Posted by Kyle Eller

When St. Michael Church in Duluth completed a major construction project, the parish wanted a way to get one particular group in the mix. “We wanted to find a way for the teens and the younger people in our youth group to be involved in some way,” said Jake ... Read More »

Archbishop Schwietz celebrates anniversary with Mass and memories

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle Eller / The Northern Cross — Oblate Archbishop Roger Schwietz, the seventh bishop of Duluth and now archbishop of Anchorage, Alaska, said it was a “strange feeling to be back here in this pulpit.”

“It’s so good to be with you,” he added, as he began his ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Jan. 22 events are evidence our march for life continues

Posted by Kyle Eller

On the outside, the Red Bull Crashed Ice course enveloped the Cathedral of St. Paul. On the inside, thousands of prolifers thanked God for the gift of life and pleaded for his mercy and forgiveness at the annual Prayer Service for Life.

The day was Jan. 22. The March ... Read More »

125th anniversary celebration to include Eucharistic Procession through Duluth Sept. 12

Posted by Kyle Eller

Entire diocese invited to witness to and celebrate Catholic faith

The Northern Cross

Celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Diocese of Duluth, which kicked off last October, will end in a big way, with all the faithful of the diocese invited to join together in a public Eucharistic ... Read More »

Reminder: Registration open for men's, women's conferences

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

The diocesan men’s conference is on its fourth year and the women’s conference on its third, and both are moving to Marshall School in Duluth this year.

The Duluth Catholic Men’s Conference is set for Feb. 21 and will feature two speakers, Deacon Ralph ... Read More »

Coming soon to the Vatican: haircuts for Rome’s homeless

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Vatican’s continued efforts to help the homeless of Rome have expanded beyond showers and bathrooms at St. Peter’s Square, with a barber shop set to open soon.

“Our primary concern is to give people their dignity,” Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, head of the Office of Papal Charities, told the ... Read More »

Iraqi priests work to save historic Christian writings from Islamic State

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Andrea Gagliarducci / Catholic News Agency — Effectively exiled from his friary in Mosul by the Islamic State last year, Dominican Father Najeeb Michaeel is working to preserve Christian manuscripts through digitization, recording a memory of Iraq’s Christian past.

Father Najeeb Michaeel is an Iraqi native who studied ... Read More »

Bishops welcome court’s review of using lethal injection in executions

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Catholic News Service — The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review the use of lethal injections in carrying out executions is a welcome move, said the chairmen of two U.S. bishops’ committees.

The court said Jan. 23 it will review the drug protocols of lethal-injection executions in the ... Read More »

Feed my sheep: Archbishops to receive palliums at home with their flock

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Cindy Wooden / Catholic News Service — When Pope Francis celebrates the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul in June, he will set aside an element that has been part of the Mass for the past 32 years; the Vatican confirmed he will not confer the pallium on ... Read More »

Catholics join in marking 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Jonathan Luxmoore / Catholic News Service — Catholic leaders joined in commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, where 1.2 million mostly Jewish prisoners were killed by the Nazis during World War II.

“When we ask how God was present in the ... Read More »