The Northern Cross

School plans are moving forward

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Northern Cross

After Bishop Paul Sirba approved the “Called To Be One” plan for Catholic education in the city of Duluth in January, uniting the city’s Catholic schools into a single school with multiple campuses, some of the first stages he identified toward implementing the plan were finding ... Read More »

Local News in Brief - March 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - March 2017 Local News in Brief

Lenten regulations

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory ... Read More »

School News in Brief - March 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - March 2017 School News in Brief

Registration beginning

Catholic schools in the Diocese of Duluth have begun accepting registrations for the 2017-18 school year. Call the school in your local area to find out about their open house and registration information.

Brainerd: St. Francis of ... Read More »

School article - Let there be light - March 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - March 2017 ‘Let There Be Light’: Blackout was eye-opening

By Mary SitekGuest columnist

In the world of Catholic schools, it’s a week like none other: the celebration of Catholic Schools Week, which this year took place from Jan. 30 to Feb. 3. If you were ... Read More »

Life News in Brief - March 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - March 2017

Life News in Brief

Together for Life Banquet

The sixth annual Together for Life Banquet will be held Sunday, April 30. This event is designed to raise awareness and to help provide resources to support Together For Life and other area organizations that ... Read More »

Calendar of Events - March 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - March 2017 Calendar of Events

Fish suppers (Duluth)

Fish suppers will be held on Fridays March 3, 17 and 31 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at St. John’s Church, 4230 St. John’s Ave., Duluth. Serving fish (baked/fried), vegetable, mashed potatoes, buns, cake, coffee and ... Read More »

Liz Hoefferle: Evangelism and an active faith life begin with prayer

Posted by Kyle Eller

I’m beginning to see a pattern emerge.

Our church leaders continue to remind us that the work of evangelization begins with prayer. Sherry Weddell has taught us that intentional discipleship and the subsequent manifestation of charisms require a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Pope Francis recently encouraged a continuation ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: Fighting the ‘noon-day devil’ of acedia

Posted by Kyle Eller

I sometimes just wish that I could run away from the life that I am living. There is nothing terribly wrong with it, but I get this feeling that I should just leave this behind and try something new. Is this a sign that I should?

Thank you for ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Forgotten saint’s story shows how we should love the Eucharist

Posted by Kyle Eller

Those who have been following my columns over the years have likely noticed my affection for the saints. Often in these columns I have explored anew the stories of some of the more popular saints that many of us as least know of by name.

The true love of ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: A tribute to Holy Rosary School as a last child graduates

Posted by Kyle Eller

Thirty-plus years ago my husband and I made the decision to plant our roots in northern Minnesota. We knew that came with some benefits, but this decision also came with some challenges. My husband was mostly raised in the Green Bay area, and I grew up outside Chicago. At ... Read More »