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Local News in Brief - October 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - October 2016 Local News in Brief

Sister Mary Michael makes final profession

On June 4, the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Norbertine Sister Mary Michael (Loriann Hansen) made her solemn vows as a member of the Norbertine Canonesses Regular of the Order of ... Read More »

Peter Kreeft to give multiple talks in Duluth

Posted by Kyle Eller

The diocesan chapter of the Catholic Medical Association has been hosting White Masses with Bishop Paul Sirba every October since 2010, but this year the group is bringing in its biggest speaker yet: Boston College philosophy professor and world-renowned apologist Peter Kreeft.

Kreeft is the author of 75 books, ... Read More »

Liz Hoefferle: Evangelization takes place on a person-to-person basis

Posted by Kyle Eller

Have you ever wondered how missionaries of the past were so successful in spreading Christianity throughout the world? How did St. Paul inspire persons from such diverse places as Antioch, Athens and Rome? What led to St. Francis Xavier performing so many baptisms in a day that he would ... Read More »

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 »