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Pope to dads: Play with your kids, be strong, loving, moral role models

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Carol Glatz / Catholic News Service — When their lives are all work and no play, men turn their children into “orphans” who lack a father to guide them, show them love and teach them values, Pope Francis said.

“They are orphans in a family because their fathers ... Read More »

Washington priest on road to sainthood devoted to aiding poor children

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Mark Zimmermann / Catholic News Service — As a boy growing up in his native Washington, Aloysius Schwartz dreamed of becoming a missionary priest and serving the poor.

As a man, Msgr. Aloysius Schwartz did just that, founding an order of religious sisters, the Sisters of Mary who ... Read More »

Pope releases text of message for Lent, focuses on combatting indifference

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Carol Glatz / Catholic News Service -- Christians are called to overcome apathy, discouragement and pretentions of self-sufficiency by letting God enter into their hearts, making them joyful, merciful and strong, Pope Francis said.

Through prayer, charity and humility before God, people receive a heart “which is firm ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: St. Peter’s an example of how so many gave so much

Posted by Kyle Eller

I almost always start January in Rome, Italy. I regularly use my vacation time to lead small private tours to Rome, and my favorite time of the year to bring groups is Christmas, or at least the days following Christmas and into the new year.

I remember 15 years ... Read More »

Essay contest: ‘Each of Us is a Masterpiece of God's Creation!’

Posted by Kyle Eller

‘Each of Us Is a Masterpiece of God’s Creation!’

The Northern Cross

The Office of Marriage and Family Life for the Diocese of Duluth, funded by the United Catholic Appeal and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Home Mission, is proud to announce the winners of the second annual ... Read More »

9 Days for Life Novena, Day 9

Posted by Kyle Eller

Intercession

May we treat others with the love & respect that is due to each person as a “masterpiece of God’s creation.” Prayers

Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be Reflection

When God created each of us, He did so with precision and purpose, and He looks on each ... Read More »

9 Days for Life Novena, Day 8

Posted by Kyle Eller

Intercession

For an end to all domestic violence. Prayers

Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be Reflection

“A correct reading of Scripture leads people to an understanding of the equal dignity of men and women and to relationships based on mutuality and love. Beginning with Genesis, Scripture teaches that ... Read More »

9 Days for Life Novena, Day 7

Posted by Kyle Eller

Intercession

For an end to the use of the death penalty in our country. Prayers

Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be Reflection

As Catholics, we believe and put our hope in a merciful and loving God. We are conscious of our own brokenness and need for redemption. Our ... Read More »

Liz Hoefferle: Those in consecrated life point us toward eternal life

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Liz HoefferleHanding on the Faith “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to [the] poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me” (Matthew 19:21).

With these words, Jesus calls the rich young man to a more perfect love. ... Read More »

Editorial: It’s January, and it’s that time again

Posted by Kyle Eller

Every January we do our thing, marking the vigil that began Jan. 22, 1973, when the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out numerous state laws and invented a constitutional right to abortion — a right to take with violence the most innocent of human lives — through all nine months ... Read More »