The Northern Cross

Kyle Eller: Assisted suicide — the next front for the Culture of Death

Posted by Kyle Eller

I ran across a rather revealing Minnesota Public Radio article the other day. The subject was a series of forums set up by a legislative advocate of the so-called “right to die” — physician-assisted suicide. As you probably know (and if you didn’t, consider yourself warned), this is the ... Read More »

Editorial Catholic Press Month a time to recall this newspaper's unchanged goal

Posted by Kyle Eller

February is Catholic Press Month, which honors the role of the Catholic press in the church’s mission.

At The Northern Cross, we first wish to thank you for reading the paper and for your support over the years, along with your support for all the church’s many important ministries. ... Read More »

Father Paul Larson — ‘one of our diocesan characters’ — dies unexpectedly

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross “Father Paul, or ‘Parson Larson,’ as we sometimes called him, was one of our diocesan characters,” said Father William Graham, in Father Paul J. Larson’s funeral homily at Blessed Sacrament Church in Hibbing Jan. 25. “Often, when Paul would speak or even just appear, ... Read More »

‘Catholic Grandma’ spreads mercy to world from Hibbing

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross The heart of Kristine Franklin’s new apostolate is simple enough: “I am a mom and grandma and I have time to pray,” she said. “So if someone needs prayer — anyone, for any reason — they can post it at my website anonymously if ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Here are some special opportunities for confession, mercy

Posted by Kyle Eller

  Woven into the fabric of this life’s Lent is the need for mercy. Always this is so, but Pope Francis is asking us to learn the meaning of mercy by tasting it. An example of lived mercy was the recent day of Prayer and Reparation for a Culture ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Make Year of Mercy part of your New Year’s resolutions

Posted by Kyle Eller

Free. The Holy Family was free. Unencumbered by what normally shackles us, they were free to leave everything in order to fulfill the will of God.

Meditate on the moves they were asked to make. They left the normalcy of life in Nazareth to go and register in Bethlehem, ... Read More »

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 »