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Local News in Brief - January 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - January 2018 Local News In Brief

Real Presence Radio bringing in Benkovic

Real Presence Radio is excited to welcome Johnnette Benkovic as keynote speaker for its annual fundraising banquet in Duluth on Tuesday, Feb. 27. Benkovic is host of EWTN’s “Women of Grace” and founder ... Read More »

Life Essay Contest - January 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - January 2018 Diocese announces respect life essay contest winners

The Office of Marriage and Family Life at the Diocese of Duluth recently held its fifth annual respect life essay contest for middle and high school students. The theme of the contest was “Be Not Afraid!”

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Life News in Brief - January 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - January 2018 Life News In Brief

Post-abortion ministry

Hurting after abortion? You are not alone. The Diocese of Duluth is here to help you heal through our post-abortion ministry, Project Rachel. This ministry offers a confidential helpline for you to speak with someone about your ... Read More »

School Article: Catholic schools Week approaches

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - January 2018 A look at what’s happening at Stella Maris as Catholic Schools Week approaches

Guest columnist: Hilaire Hauer

Q: What will you see in the Catholic schools throughout the diocese the week of Jan. 28 to Feb. 3?

A: Stella Maris Academy, with Catholic schools ... Read More »

School News in Brief - January 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - January 2018 School News In Brief

Catholic Schools Week

Catholic schools throughout the United States will celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 28 through Feb. 3. Sponsored by the National Catholic Educational Association, Catholic Schools Week is an annual celebration of Catholic education in the United ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Now I know why my parents wanted me home for the holidays

Posted by Kyle Eller

My parents deserve an apology, and unfortunately, it is too late to seek forgiveness from my father. When I was 18, I went off to college. I was an adult, paying my way. I was responsible for one person and one person only, myself. Like most older adolescents, my ... Read More »

Faith in the Public Arena: St. Francis: Tough words for lawmakers and citizens alike

Posted by Kyle Eller

St. Francis of Assisi is a beloved saint to many but often a mischaracterized one. Usually shown with animals, the mainstream vision of Francis is tame and gentle. However, St. Francis was an intense and radical preacher, consumed with zeal for the Kingdom of God and intent on relaying ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: Christmas story invites us to our own place in the story

Posted by Kyle Eller

My favorite piece of sacred music that we hear in Mass is the Exultet — that long chant, usually sung by a deacon, that is prayed near the beginning of the Easter Vigil Mass. (Having been ordained a deacon less than 24 hours ago, I am eagerly hoping I ... Read More »

Editorial: #MeToo calls us to reaffirm commitment to human dignity

Posted by Kyle Eller

The parade of people coming forward to say they have been sexually harassed, sexually assaulted, or sexually abused by people ranging from Hollywood moguls to politicians to comedians to journalists to actors, and on and on, is enough to make a person heartsick.

The stories are shocking and sordid ... Read More »

Calendar of Events - December 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - December 2017 Calendar of Events

Christmas tree sale

Christmas tree sales have begun at St. Michael’s Church, 4901 E. Superior St., Duluth. Sale hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and on Sundays 11 a.m. to ... Read More »