The Northern Cross

January, February bring several events worth noting

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Northern Cross

Three upcoming events may have you wishing to mark your calendars and get a registration in: a Day of Fasting and Prayer in Reparation for a Culture of Violence on Jan. 22, the annual men’s conference on Feb. 13 and the annual women’s conference on Feb. ... Read More »

Calendar of Events - January 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Calendar of Events - January 2016

Pancake breakfast

The Knights of Columbus Western Council 5142 will hold a pancake breakfast Sunday, Jan. 10, 9 a.m. to noon at St. James parish hall, 721 N. 57th Ave. W., Duluth. Handicapped accessible. Adults $5, children $3, family $15. ... Read More »

School News in Brief - January 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross School News in Brief - January 2016

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic schools around the country will be celebrating Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. This year’s theme is “Communities of Faith, Knowledge and Service.” Contact the local Catholic school in your area for ... Read More »

School article: Catholic Schools Week - January 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Catholic Schools Week honors tradition of education

By Cynthia Zook

Our diocese along with all the dioceses of the nation will be celebrating National Catholic Schools Week from Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. The annual celebration puts a spotlight on the tradition of Catholic education through the ... Read More »

Life: Student Esseays

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Life: Student Essays

Diocese announces essay contest winners

The Office of Marriage and Family Life at the Diocese of Duluth recently held its third essay contest for middle and high school students. The theme of the contest was “Every Life is Worth Living.”

There were more ... Read More »

Life News in Brief - January 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Life News in Brief

Novena of Masses

The Hibbing Deanery will again pray a Novena of Masses to end abortion, euthanasia and all attacks against human life. The Masses will begin Jan. 14 and be prayed for nine consecutive days at different churches in the deanery. ... Read More »

Local News in brief - January 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Local News in Brie

Bishop named for Kingstown

Pope Francis on Dec. 22 announced in Rome the appointment of Father Gerard County, C.S.Sp., as the third bishop of the Diocese of Kingstown. In 2011 when Bishop Jason Gordon was appointed, he was given the unusual appointment ... Read More »

Liz Hoefferle: Our job — extend God’s mercy to others through works

Posted by Kyle Eller

“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

This instruction of Jesus comes after he tells us to love our enemies, do good to those who hate us, pray for those who mistreat us and give to everyone who asks of us. Liz HoefferleHanding on the Faith

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Father Michael Schmitz: Sacrifice is not arbitrary — it’s about trust

Posted by Kyle Eller

Question: I’m afraid of sacrifice. Not that I am afraid of giving up stuff or letting go of what I need to let go of, but I am afraid of what God might possibly call me to sacrifice some day.

Answer: Thank you for writing. your fear totally makes ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Don’t miss history being made in Holy Year of Mercy

Posted by Kyle Eller

This month will be the start of a pretty big deal. Several months ago, Pope Francis announced the Holy Year of Mercy, starting Dec. 8 and running through 2016.

A Holy Year is very different from other themed years. You may remember the Year of St. Paul or the ... Read More »