The Northern Cross

Liz Hoefferle: 25 years later, Catechism remains a ‘symphony of the faith’

Posted by Kyle Eller

Happy anniversary to the Catechism!

This treasure of the church, which provides “a sure norm for teaching the faith,” is celebrating its 25th year in existence. Envisioned by the Second Vatican Council and brought to fruition under Pope St. John Paul II, the Catechism of the Catholic Church continues ... Read More »

Jason Adkins: Overdoses, suicides, gun violence, and God-talk

Posted by Kyle Eller

Our society is failing to get to the bottom of the issues. We spend our energy trying to treat the symptoms of social crises while either ignoring or remaining in denial about the deeper problems in today’s world, which exist first and foremost within the human heart.

Mass shootings, ... Read More »

Miller tackles faith and science at assembly

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Are faith and science in conflict with each other? Bishop Paul Sirba, in remarks welcoming speaker Joseph Miller of the Magis Institute to the annual Diocesan Assembly Oct. 14, said, “I think this is one of the key points where our culture gets stuck.” ... Read More »

Diocese hires Lichty as new stewardship director

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Joseph Lichty, who began work as director of stewardship for the Diocese of Duluth in October, brings more than a professional background to his new role. He brings his faith. Joseph Lichty

“I bring the kind of professional background, but also, I’m a missionary ... Read More »

Deacon Jubilees - November 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - November 2017 Deacon Jubilees 15 Years

Deacon David Brown

Deacon David Brown was ordained to the permanent diaconate for the Diocese of Duluth by Bishop Dennis Schnurr on Nov. 24, 2002 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth.

Deacon Brown has ... Read More »

Life News in Brief - November 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - November 2017 Local News in Brief

Adult Faith Formation program beginning

Adult Faith Formation sessions will be held on Saturday, Nov. 4, at Holy Spirit Church, 306 S. Second St., Virginia; Saturday, Nov. 11, at St. Andrew’s Church, 1108 Willow St. S.E. Brainerd; The Center ... Read More »

School News in Brief - November 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - November 2017 School News in Brief

St. Francis students Gather4Good

Fitting in with peers, building positive self-image, providing for basic necessities, and encouraging people in tough times – who knew that a simple bag of hygiene items could do so much? On Sunday, Sept. 17 ... Read More »

School Article: Catholic schools and faithful citizenship - November 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - November 2017 Catholic schools and faithful citizenship

Guest columnist: Dawn Flesland

Music teacher John Faith has always made sure that Veteran’s Day is observed with reverence at St. Thomas School. Mr. Faith, a veteran himself, works with our local Veterans of Foreign Wars officers to invite ... Read More »

Life News in Brief - November 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - November 2017 Life News in Brief

Post-abortion healing

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 ... Read More »

Calendar of Events - November 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - November 2017 Calendar of Events

Carmelite community

A third order Carmelite community meets monthly at St. Joseph’s Church, 315 S.W. 21st St., Grand Rapids. Meetings are held the first Saturday of each month. Rosary at 8:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 9 a.m. and morning ... Read More »