The Northern Cross

Editorial: Enjoy — and share — this joyous season

Posted by Kyle Eller

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year,” we hear in one of the Christmas songs no doubt already playing in many stores.

And in so many ways it really is. Christmas is one of the Christian holidays that Americans can’t quite let go. It’s easy to get cynical ... Read More »

Safe environment audit finds compliance, no exceptions

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Like most dioceses, the Diocese of Duluth has an annual independent audit of its safe environment practices to ensure it is meeting its commitments under the Charter For the Protection of Children and Young People. Those requirements include things like background checks and safety ... Read More »

Three men ordained permanent deacons

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Bishop Paul Sirba ordained three men, Gerald Bock, Michael Eisenbraun and John Specht, permanent deacons in a Mass at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary Nov. 20, urging them to help form intentional disciples, rebuild marriage and perform works of service, love ... Read More »

Calendar of Events - December 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - December 2016 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 »

School News in Brief - December 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - December 2016 School News in Brief

Marquette School Remembrance Walk-a-Thon

Students of Marquette School in Virginia who raised $500 or more for the Remembrance Walk-a-Thon had the privilege of taping Jean Virant, principal, and Father Brandon Moravitz, pastor, to the gym wall on Oct. 19. ... Read More »

School article: Keeping Christ in Christmas - December 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - December 2106 Our Catholic schools: Keeping Christ in Christmas

By Bill Van LohGuest columnist

As we approach Christmas 2016, it is marvelous to share in the growing wonder and joy of the young people in our Catholic schools. We are, of course, also part of ... Read More »

Life News in Brief - December 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - December 2016 Life News in Brief

Post-abortion counseling available

Hurting after abortion? You are not alone. The Diocese of Duluth is here to help women and men heal through its post abortion ministry, Project Rachel. This ministry offers a confidential helpline for you to speak ... Read More »

Local News in Brief - December 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - December 2016 Local News in Brief

Correction

Due to incomplete information, a brief on the jubilee of Deacon Mike Knuth ran with significant omissions in our last issue. Following is a more complete version. The Northern Cross regrets the omission.

Deacon Michael Knuth

Deacon Michael ... Read More »

Calendar of Events - November 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - November 2016 Calendar of Events

Communion and Liberation School of 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 ... Read More »

School article: Dressing for Success - November 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - November 2016 St. Thomas School is dressing for success

By Dawn Flesland Guest columnist

The final school in the Diocese of Duluth has started to wear uniforms! Located in International Falls, St. Thomas School students have begun to wear uniforms one day a week for ... Read More »