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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?

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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 »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Jesus, the light of the world, accompanies us

Posted by Kyle Eller

The pillar of cloud was both light and darkness, a cloud to lead the Chosen People during the day and a pillar of fire by night. It was a manifestation of God’s presence among His people. The pillar of cloud was said to have rested over the tabernacle of ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Much to be thankful for this November, despite difficulties

Posted by Kyle Eller

At the beginning of the month of November we have much for which to be thankful! In spite of the difficulties and challenges of our times, God calls us to be grateful.

National Vocation Awareness Week (NVAW) is an annual week-long celebration of thanks for vocations to the priesthood, ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: Hope is powerful and calls us to action

Posted by Kyle Eller

How do I live with hope? This world seems so lost at times. Even more personally, my life seems so painful and senseless at times. It all just seems so pointless.

Thank you so much for writing and asking this question. The very fact that you have asked this ... Read More »