The Northern Cross

Betsy Kneepkens: Now I know why my parents wanted me home for the holidays

Posted by Kyle Eller

My parents deserve an apology, and unfortunately, it is too late to seek forgiveness from my father. When I was 18, I went off to college. I was an adult, paying my way. I was responsible for one person and one person only, myself. Like most older adolescents, my ... Read More »

Faith in the Public Arena: St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

Posted by Kyle Eller

St. Francis of Assisi is a beloved saint to many but often a mischaracterized one. Usually shown with animals, the mainstream vision of Francis is tame and gentle. However, St. Francis was an intense and radical preacher, consumed with zeal for the Kingdom of God and intent on relaying ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: Christmas story invites us to our own place in the story

Posted by Kyle Eller

My favorite piece of sacred music that we hear in Mass is the Exultet — that long chant, usually sung by a deacon, that is prayed near the beginning of the Easter Vigil Mass. (Having been ordained a deacon less than 24 hours ago, I am eagerly hoping I ... Read More »

Editorial: #MeToo calls us to reaffirm commitment to human dignity

Posted by Kyle Eller

The parade of people coming forward to say they have been sexually harassed, sexually assaulted, or sexually abused by people ranging from Hollywood moguls to politicians to comedians to journalists to actors, and on and on, is enough to make a person heartsick.

The stories are shocking and sordid ... Read More »

Calendar of Events - December 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - December 2017 Calendar of Events

Christmas tree sale

Christmas tree sales have begun at St. Michael’s Church, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth. Sale hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays 11 a.m. to ... Read More »

Life News in Brief - December 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - December 2017 Local News in Brief

Men’s and women’s conferences

The seventh annual Men of Faith Conference will be held Feb. 17 at Marshall School in Duluth. This year’s theme is “Men of the Spirit.” The guest speaker is Peter Herbeck, vice president and director ... Read More »

Obituary - December 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - December 2017 Obituaries

Sister Laurice Heybl, FSPA

Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration Sister Laurice Heybl, 87, died on Monday, Nov. 6, at Villa St. Joseph, La Crosse, Wisconsin. She was in the 61st year of her religious profession.

Sister Laurice started her ministry teaching in ... Read More »

School Article: Accreditation and Advent - December 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - December 2017 Accreditation and Advent — preparing for the future as a school and as a people

Guest Columnist Bill Van Loh

At Queen of Peace School, as with other Catholic schools, we work to fulfill the tenets of our mission. Our school mission is ... Read More »

School News in Brief - December 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - December 2017 School News in Brief

Foundation dinner raises more than $112K

The 2017 St. Francis School Foundation Dinner was held Friday, Oct. 13, at Madden’s Wilson Bay Lodge, with more than 175 in attendance. Keynote speaker for the event was Father Seamus Walsh, former ... Read More »

Life News in Brief - December 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - December 2017 Life News in Brief

Post-abortion counseling

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 ... Read More »