The Northern Cross

Obituaries - August 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

Father Frank Perkovich, 89

Father Frank Perkovich, 89, of Chisholm, died peacefully of natural causes on July 16, in his home. He was born on Dec. 24, 1928, in Chisholm, to John and Jennie Johanna (Lesar) Perkovich. He was a 1946 of Chisholm High School and was ordained a ... Read More »

Life News In Brief - August 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

BHS names officers

The Benedictine Health System, a leading faith-based provider of senior care and living services in the Mid¬west, named Steven Przybilla as senior vice president, oper-ations/chief operat¬ing officer, effective July 1. Przybilla has served as the interim SVP/COO since March 2018, while also serving his current position ... Read More »

Calendar of Events - August 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

Communion and Liberation school community

Duluth Communion and Liberation School of Community meets every Friday evening at 7 p.m. at different locations in the Duluth area. Prayer, singing, sharing experiences, what’s been discovered and concludes with a potluck. The community is a companionship that educates. Currently reading the written ... Read More »

Life News In Brief - August 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

Post-abortion ministry

Hurting after abortion? You are not alone. The Diocese of Duluth is here to help you heal through its post abortion ministry, Project Rachel. This ministry offers a confidential helpline for you to speak with someone about your experience. A willing person to listen who has been ... Read More »

Peggy Frederickson: School's out - or not, when it comes to teachers!

Posted by Grace Romanek

Peggy FredericksonGuest columnist

The final school bell of the academic year may have rung for the students, but summer is far from a break for the teachers, principals, and staff of Stella Maris Academy. Our summers are filled with planning, learning, and developing, despite not actively working in the ... Read More »

School News In Brief - August 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

Hoffman completes history immersion

Mary Hoffman, an art specialist for grades K-8 from Stella Maris Academy in Duluth, recently completed an intense, week-long immersion in American history at the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute. During five-day sessions on location in Colonial Williamsburg and the surrounding area, participants engage in an ... Read More »

Father Nick Nelson: Does God ‘make’ people gay?

Posted by Kyle Eller

It was recently reported that Pope Francis told a man who identifies as “gay,” that God made him “gay.” According to Juan Carlos Cruz, an abuse victim of a Chilean priest, Pope Francis told him, “Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like that ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: How do we live well in a world of constant change?

Posted by Kyle Eller

I have a somewhat strange question for you. I’m someone who has a very hard time dealing with change. I like to make sure that the things I have and the relationships I’m in with friends and family are long-lasting, even permanent. It saddens me greatly to think that ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: If you’re prideful, don’t mess with Jesus

Posted by Kyle Eller

There are a lot of things I am OK at, fewer things that I am good at, and very few things I am great at. But there is one thing that I am super great at: foosball. You know that table soccer game that is often found in rec-rooms ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Admitting when we’re wrong is powerful. Humanae Vitae’s dissenters should do so

Posted by Kyle Eller

Admittedly, I don’t like to be wrong; ask my husband. A while back my son and I had a long disagreement about when I authorized permission for his older brother to leave campus during lunch. I was extremely confident that it was late in his senior year. My younger ... Read More »