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Jason Adkins: Catholics, it’s time to come to the Capitol!

Posted by Kyle Eller

This year, the bishops of Minnesota are hosting an exciting event in St. Paul on March 9 called Catholics at the Capitol. With critical issues such as the legalization of assisted suicide and persistent family poverty at stake, Catholics concerned with life and human dignity cannot afford to miss ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: Serving the common good means living in the truth

Posted by Kyle Eller

The news lately is full of phrases like “fake news,” “alternative facts” and “post-truth America.”

Charges of corruption, lying, stupidity and more fly in all directions, much of it politically motivated — but much of it also warranted. We seem to traffic in perception, not in truth. Who we ... Read More »

Editorial: Taming our tongues in a world of constant protest

Posted by Kyle Eller

Lately it seems like “another day, another protest.” People certainly have a lot to say. And in many respects that is important, necessary and good. We serve the common good when we bear witness to the true, the good and the beautiful.

At the same time, it bears reflection ... Read More »

Minnesota Catholic Conference identifies 2017 legislative priorities

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Joe TowalskiSt. Cloud Visitor

After a contentious U.S. presidential campaign that highlighted the nation’s deep political divisions, the Minnesota Catholic Conference is hoping that state Republicans and Democrats can rise above partisan differences to pass legislation consistent with the conference’s 2017 public policy priorities.

“One thing that’s going ... Read More »

News In Brief - February 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - February 2017 News in Brief

Lenten practices

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory from ... Read More »

Obituary - February 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - February 2017 Obituary

Father Joseph A. Pitts, OMI

Oblate Father Joseph A. Pitts, 82, died in Belleville, Ill., on Dec. 20, 2016. The only child of his parents, he was born on Feb. 22, 1934, in Chicago to Joseph and Veronica (Szymarek) Pitts, who preceded ... Read More »

Life News in Brief - February 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - February 2017 Life News in Brief

More than 70 travel to St. Paul March for Life

The annual March for Life in St. Paul Jan. 22 drew more than 70 people traveling by buses from the Diocese of Duluth, joining thousands of others at the ... Read More »

School News in Brief - February 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - February 2017 School News in Brief

10 students entrusted with priest’s money

Every Wednesday, students of St. Francis of the Lakes School in Brainerd gather for Mass. One Wednesday during the homily, Father Paul Strommer, associate pastor, entrusted 10 students with ‘mysterious’ envelopes. Before selecting ... Read More »

School Article - Service projects -February 217

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - February 2017 Service projects are Catholic schools living out Catholic teaching

By Deb EuteneuerGuest Columnist

Catholic Schools teach the Catholic faith along with working on life skills that will take a student far as a caring, giving adult. This year’s logo for Catholic Schools’ Week ... Read More »

Calendar of Events - February 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - February 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., follow d by Mass at 9 a.m. and ... Read More »