The Northern Cross

Father Richard Kunst: God’s omniscience is a comfort — and a warning

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Sermon on the Mount in Matthew’s Gospel is one of the most widely known parts of the Gospels, containing the Beatitudes, the Lord’s Prayer and many teachings that have become commonplace in the Christian psyche.

It is also long; it is found in Matthew chapters five through seven. ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Summer of thorns? Or summer of roses?

Posted by Kyle Eller

This summer was so horrible I want to forget it and so impactful I want to always remember it.

For people that are without faith this is a crazy thing to say, but for believers this statement makes total sense. This summer was horrific in countless ways. A number ... Read More »

Jonathan Liedl: Getting voting right

Posted by Kyle Eller

The level of distaste for both major parties’ presidential candidates is at an historic high. In the midst of this discontent, the traces of two distorted approaches to voting have become clear.

One approach is to avoid voting altogether because of a dissatisfaction with the presidential candidates and an ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: Struggle with anxiety? Olympic athletes have a faith lesson for you

Posted by Kyle Eller

You would not know it to look at me today, but when I was younger, I was a pretty decent athlete. I matured physically at a young age and excelled in track and field through about middle school. Even after my classmates caught up, as a young man I ... Read More »

Editorial: May the coming school year bless us all

Posted by Kyle Eller

It’s back to school time!

In this issue of The Northern Cross, you will read about big plans being considered for the future of Catholic education in the city of Duluth, with implications for the diocese as a whole. We encourage you to get involved in this process, as ... Read More »

Calendar of Events - September 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - September 2016 Calendar of Events

Grand breakfast

Holy Angels Church, 60 Harman Drive, Moose Lake, is having its grand breakfast Sunday, Sept. 4, 8 a.m. to noon. Pancakes, French toast, scrambled eggs, egg bake, TJ’s sausage, whole ham, biscuits and gravy, hash browns, hot applesauce, ... Read More »

School News in Brief - September 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - September 2016 School News in Brief

‘Feast of Faith’ education dinner

All are invited to attend the annual “Feast of Faith” banquet for Duluth Area Catholic Schools, hosted by Bishop Paul D. Sirba on Sunday, Oct. 9, from 5:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the ... Read More »

School Article - Parent Aware rating lets 'stars shine' at St. James - September 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - September 2016 Parent Aware rating lets ‘stars shine’ at St. James

By Julianne Blazevic

St. James Preschool in West Duluth was recently awarded a four-star rating (the highest rating) by the Parent Aware program, meaning the school and its preschool teacher have gone through extensive ... Read More »

Life News in Brief - September 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - September 2016 Life News in Brief

40 Days for Life begins Sept. 28

The 40 Days for Life kickoff event on Tuesday, Sept 28, is the start of the 40 Days for Life campaign. In Duluth, everything starts with the celebration of Mass at 6 ... Read More »

Obituary - September 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - September 2016 Obituaries

Benedictine Sister Jean (Donna Marie) Maher, 73

Sister Jean Maher, 73, died on July 26 at St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth.

Jean Marie was born in Chicago on Sep. 13, 1942. She entered the Benedictine community on Sept. 8, 1960, and celebrated ... Read More »