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Local News in Brief - May 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - May 2016 Local News in Brief

Four men to be ordained

The Diocese of Duluth will be ordaining two men to the transitional diaconate on Thursday, June 2, at 4 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth. The men, Jeremy ... Read More »

Duluth-Superior gets a new Catholic radio station

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

The Duluth area’s Catholic media presence just got a major upgrade: Real Presence Radio is now broadcasting at 88.1 FM, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The station went live at about 10:30 a.m. on March 4, broadcasting from Superior, Wis.

The ... Read More »

Surprised and thrilled

Posted by Kyle Eller

  By Catholic News ServicePope Francis has named Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda to head the 12-county Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.Coadjutor archbishop of Newark, New Jersey, since 2013, Archbishop Hebda has been apostolic administrator of the Minnesota archdiocese since last June. The pope named him to the administrator ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: The peace we bring to the world is rooted in the Eucharist

Posted by Kyle Eller

“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” — 1 Corinthians 1:2 The priest’s opening greeting at Mass, and the words of Jesus after his Resurrection from the dead to his disciples, are words for us today. Our world has never been a ... Read More »

Minnesota bishops discuss priorities with governor, legislators

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Northern Cross For Minnesota’s bishops, a recent day of meetings with Gov. Mark Dayton and state legislators in St. Paul was an opportunity to build relationships and discuss the church’s public policy priorities. “The biggest value [of a day like this] is to get to know the people,” ... Read More »

Calendar of Events - April 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - April 2016 Calendar of Events

Ham/turkey bingo

St. Mary’s Church will host a bingo Friday, April 1, at 7 p.m. at the Meadowlands Community Center, 7758 Western Ave., Meadowlands. Two sets of 11 games will be played. Cards are $2 per card per set. Ham, ... Read More »

School News in Brief - April 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - April 2016 School News in Brief

Bishop Sirba visits St. James School

Bishop Paul Sirba visited St. James School in Duluth Feb. 24. He celebrated Mass with the students, staff and families. After Mass, he visited with all of the students in their classrooms and ... Read More »

Life News in Brief - April 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - April 2016 Local Life News in Brief

Northland Family Programs events in April

Northland Family Programs will be sponsoring its mother-daughter program Tea for Two in Duluth Sunday, April 17, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Essentia Health, St. Mary’s Medical Center, and in ... Read More »

Local News in Brief - April 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - April 2016 Local News in Brief

Divine Mercy Sunday celebration in Brainerd

A special observance in honor of the Feast of Divine Mercy will be held at St. Andrew’s Church, 1108 Willow St., Brainerd, Sunday, April 3. Confessions will be available at 2 p.m. and ... Read More »

Men’s and women’s conferences engage crowds

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross This year’s diocesan women’s conference, keynoted by well-known Catholic media personality and former presidential speechwriter Colleen Carroll Campbell, was the biggest yet. Organizers say that the Feb. 27 event, held at Marshall School in Duluth, drew perhaps 475 people counting volunteers and vendors. Betsy ... Read More »