The Northern Cross

Michigan man snowshoeing in Baraga’s footsteps visits diocese

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

“You need to be in shape mentally, physically, especially spiritually,” Curtis Chambers told a crowd at Holy Family Church on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Cloquet March 3.

Chambers was describing the quest he’s been on to snowshoe in the steps of Ven. ... Read More »

Liz Hoefferle: Paschal mystery is most important event in human history

Posted by Kyle Eller

We are about to celebrate the greatest event in human history.

Well, actually, it’s an event that occurred almost 2,000 years ago. And yet we are going to personally experience it in a couple of weeks. In fact, we celebrate it each Sunday, and many people throughout the world ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Meditating on the details of the Passion during Holy Week

Posted by Kyle Eller

In April, we tend to think of Easter, but before we get there we of course have to go through Holy Week and the Passion of Christ. For this column I want to explore some of the lesser known facts of Christ’s passion, as portrayed in the four Gospels. ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: God’s answers to our prayers are sometimes mysterious

Posted by Kyle Eller

I find great satisfaction in intercessory prayer for those in need. Moreover, I appreciate the opportunity to share with others how those prayers got answered. I find particular value in using these moments of grace as a way to proclaim God’s continued work in the world. I feel more ... Read More »

More than 1,000 turn out for first Catholics at the Capitol

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

“The work of faithful citizenship does not end with voting,” said Jason Adkins, director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

For some from the Diocese of Duluth, living that out meant getting up in the wee hours of the morning to catch a 5 a.m. ... Read More »

Ryan Wilson: It’s time to take the ‘porn problem’ public

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Catholic faith has long drawn attention to the serious and sinister consequences of pornography on the human soul. In 2016, for instance, the USCCB released “Create in Me a Clean Heart,” a pastoral letter describing pornography’s ability to distort one’s understanding of human sexuality and stunt his or ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: The holiness of the church in an age of scandal

Posted by Kyle Eller

Every Sunday, when we gather at Mass, we say the Nicene Creed and profess our faith in “one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church” (emphasis added).

Likewise, at each Mass, before the Eucharistic prayer, we pray asking God to accept the sacrifice at the priest’s hands for the praise and ... Read More »

Editorial: Catholics at the Capitol is a great step

Posted by Kyle Eller

As officials with the Minnesota Catholic Conference have frequently reminded us, we are tempted to focus so much attention on national politics that state and local government — areas where we can make big differences for the common good acting as “faithful citizens” — get overlooked.

We have also ... Read More »

Horn brings winsome apologetics to Men’s Conference

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Well-known Catholic apologist Trent Horn drew a crowd for the sixth annual Men of Faith conference, held at Marshall School March 4. The attendance — the highest since the inaugural event — was 380, with about 50 walk-ins. Well-known radio apologist and author Trent ... Read More »

Fulwiler: Authentic Catholic womanhood ‘looks like you’

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kris JarockiFor The Northern Cross

What is the “right” way to live Catholic womanhood? That is the question more than 500 women heard answered by Catholic convert and SiriusXM radio host Jennifer Fulwiler at the fifth annual Women of Faith Conference, sponsored by the Diocese of Duluth and ... Read More »