The Northern Cross

Obituary - December 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

Father Francis Paquette

Father Francis Paquette, 86, passed away on Nov. 23, 2018. He was born on Dec. 24, 1931, to Frank and Emily (Godbout) Paquette. He attended high school at St. Jean Baptiste in Duluth; college at Crosier Seminary in Onamia; philosophy and theology at St. Paul Seminary ... Read More »

Local News In Brief - December 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

All Souls Day celebrated in Hibbing

On All Souls Day, a day dedicated to praying for the deceased, Blessed Sacrament Parish celebrated a Memorial Mass in commemoration of the 81 members of the parish who had died during the last year. During the homily the congregation was reminded that ... Read More »

Calendar of Events - December 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

Kateri Circle (Deer River)

Sts. Joseph and Mary Kateri Circle meets each month at St. Mary Church, 15 First Ave. N.E., Deer River. The circle also sponsors a book discussion. Contact Claudia at (218) 398-1757 for more information.

Christmas tree sales

St. Michael’s Church, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth, ... Read More »

Kali Frederickson - Why Catholic schools matter

Posted by Grace Romanek

Kali FredericksonGuest Columnist

Note: I can only attest to the great education students achieve by attending Catholic schools. I didn’t have this opportunity as a child, but every day I see the truth and beauty of forming young lives. I thought it would be fitting to share with you ... Read More »

School News In Brief - December 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

All Souls Day in Cloquet

The Queen of Peace Catholic School students in Cloquet joined Pope Francis and Catholics worldwide in visiting cemeteries on All Souls’ Day — in their case Calvary Cemetery — and offering prayers for the faithful departed. The field trip was to learn about local ... Read More »

Life News In Brief - December 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 our 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 »

Deacon Kyle Eller: Christian faith is different because God has revealed himself

Posted by Kyle Eller

A couple of recent letters to the local daily newspaper called to mind Henry David Thoreau. The influential American writer, who died in 1862, drew my admiration when I was just a teenager. In retrospect, although there is much to admire in his thought, I believe he helped lead ... Read More »

Editorial: Post-election peace

Posted by Kyle Eller

The horrific scenes of political and ideological violence keep piling up on in our news feeds, and it seems like it is only getting worse. Among the lowlights as this issue of The Northern Cross goes to press, there has been a mass shooting in a synagogue and a ... Read More »

Deacon Laumeyer makes permanent profession in Brothers and Sisters of Charity

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Deacon Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross Deacon Richard Laumeyer already answered the call of one religious vocation. He was ordained a deacon for the Diocese of Duluth in 1985. Now he has answered another, making his permanent profession as a member of the Brothers and Sisters of Charity this ... Read More »

Built Upon a Rock Fest tops 1,000 people in second year

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Deacon Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross It was not the glorious fall evening of last year’s event, but the rain that according to forecasts earlier in the day had seemed all but certain never materialized, as more than 1,000 people turned out to the Cathedral of Our Lady of ... Read More »