The Northern Cross

Liz Hoefferle: Diocesan free trial means August is a great time to try FORMED

Posted by Kyle Eller

The “New Evangelization” calls us to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world with “new ardor,” “new methods,” and “new expression.” This means sharing the message of God’s love with ever greater enthusiasm and relevancy. It calls for finding ways to make the message heard in ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: What we need is integrity more than ‘authenticity’

Posted by Kyle Eller

Question: I value authenticity and loathe hypocrisy, and I want to simply be true to myself. How can I do that if I constantly am told what to believe and how to behave by the church?

Answer: This is a very good question. The fact that you are asking ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Yes, Jesus really means we should pray for our enemies

Posted by Kyle Eller

I am an absolute certifiable news junkie, and I always have been. I do not watch a lot of TV, but when I do it is almost always the news, and from various outlets.

On rare occasions, a particular news story will really have an impact on me. With ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Mass, mealtime show the beauty of imperfection

Posted by Kyle Eller

According to my family, whom I am beginning to believe, I am a terrible cook. I can make cereal, anything out of a can, or warm restaurant leftovers.

It is not that I am burning or under- cooking everything, I just don’t understand which spices to put with which ... Read More »

Faith in the Public Arena: The crisis of men without work

Posted by Kyle Eller

There is a growing deficit of men in the workforce.

According to government data, more than seven million American men between the ages of 25 and 54, the traditional prime of working life, are not even looking for a job. The U.S. now ranks second-to-last among developed nations in ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: How does God want to be worshiped?

Posted by Kyle Eller

Next door to my parish is maybe Duluth’s closest thing to a megachurch. I have never been there, but from what I have been told, there is exciting contemporary music and an espresso bar.

This is quite a stark contrast to Catholic worship. Maybe it seems especially so given ... Read More »

Editorial: Making a desert in Belle Plaine

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Caledonian chieftain Calgacus is supposed to have said of the attacking Roman Empire, with its unquenchable desire for conquest, “they make a desert and call it peace.”

The phrase comes to mind with the news that Belle Plaine here in Minnesota has had to withdraw a veterans memorial ... Read More »

Calendar of Events - August 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - August 2017 Calendar of Events

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 ... Read More »

Local News In Brief - August 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - August 2017 Local News In Brief

Fatima observances

Following are upcoming events in Duluth for the centenary of the Fatima apparitions.

Saturday, Aug. 19 Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary: a led rosary at 10 a.m. with confessions from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ... Read More »

Obituary - August 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - August 2017 Father Arne Panula, 71

Father Arne Panula, 71, a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei, passed away on July 19 after struggling for many months with cancer. He is survived by his three sisters, Lynne, Amy, and Pat.

“Father Arne had the ... Read More »