The Northern Cross

Lay-led movement has parishes honoring Fatima’s 100 year anniversary

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Parishes across the Diocese of Duluth, like parishes around the world, are getting ready to honor the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions at Fatima in Portugal.

Tricia Laskey, of St. John the Evangelist in Duluth, said she “got a feeling” on the subject ... Read More »

Local News in Brief - May 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - May 2017 Local News in Brief

St. Scholastica opens new spiritual center

Bishop Paul Sirba, assisted by the prioress of St. Scholastica Monastery, Benedictine Sister Beverly Raway, blessed a new facility called the Center for Spirituality and Enrichment in April. The facility uses renovated space ... Read More »

Obituaries - May 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - May 2017 Obituaries

Sister Mary Rae Higgins

Sister Mary Rae (Genevieve) Higgins, OSB, died on March 30 at St. Scholastica Monastery. She was in her 66th year of Benedictine monastic profession.

Born on Dec. 16, 1930, to Clinton and Genevieve LeBeau Higgins in Duluth, Mary ... Read More »

Calendar of Events - May 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - May 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 »

Life News in Brief - May 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - May 2017 Life News in Brief

Healing after abortion

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 ... Read More »

School Article: Beyond Just the Basics - May 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - May 2017 Catholic Education: Beyond Just the Basics

Jean Virant Guest columnist

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that “all Christians in any state or walk of life are called to the fullness of Christian life and to the perfection of charity.” All are ... Read More »

School News in Brief - May 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - May 2017 School News in Brief

Inventors’ fair in Virginia

Fourteen fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-graders from Marquette School took their inventions for the Inventors’ Fair to the Thunderbird Mall in Virginia March 7. The inventions were judged by members of the Holy Spirit Church and ... Read More »

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 »