The Northern Cross

School Briefs - September 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - September 2015 School News in Brief

St. Francis Foundation Dinner is Oct. 2

St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School Foundation in Brainerd is hosting its 18th annual Foundation Dinner Oct. 2. The guest speaker will be Sister Paul Mary Dreger of the Franciscan Sisters ... Read More »

Why choose a Catholic school -September 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - September 2015 ‘Why choose a Catholic school?’

By Julianne Blazevic

Have you ever walked into a Catholic school? Have you ever wondered what goes on in a Catholic school?

As a principal, I have talked to many people over the years who thought about sending their ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Come walk with Jesus Sept. 12 for our 125th anniversary

Posted by Kyle Eller

Consider yourself invited! We are preparing for a great day. The celebration of “125 Years, Our Story, Our Faith” culminates with a Eucharistic Procession from the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary to the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center (DECC).

Every person is important and everyone is invited ... Read More »

School Article - Eucharistic Adoration for Children Builds Faith - August 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Eucharistic adoration for children builds faith

By Teresa Matetich

“Let the children come to me . . . for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14.

St. Joseph Catholic Community has been blessed to have many faith-filled people spend an hour each ... Read More »

Life News in Brief - August 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Life News in Brief

40 Days for Life campaign kicks off Sept. 23

All people concerned for the sanctity of human life, especially the lives of babies in the womb, are called to participate in 40 Days for Life from Sept. 23 to Nov. 1. People ... Read More »

Local News in Brief - August 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Local News in Brief


The following golden and silver jubilarians of St. Scholastica Monastery will be celebrated Aug. 22.

Golden jubilee (50 years)

Sister Beverly Raway

Sister Beverly Raway was born and attended school in Hastings. She attended the College of St. Scholastica and entered ... Read More »

Calendar - August 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - August 2015 Calendar

Catholic Singles Group

Join Catholic singles group for August events! Walks on the Lakewalk every Monday at 5:30 p.m.; movies at Leif Erickson Park on Fridays at dusk; Bayfront Blues Fest Aug. 7-9; Classic Car show Wednesday, Aug. 12; dinner at Sir ... Read More »

What the world needs now: You and I to revive the difficult, disappearing art of forgiving

Posted by Kyle Eller

“If you forgive others their transgressions, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, neither will your Father forgive your transgressions.” Matthew 6:14-15

This is, by any account, one of the more challenging teachings of Jesus. Life is full of wounds we’ve suffered at ... Read More »

Liz Hoefferle: Aim for more than just avoiding sin; cultivate virtue

Posted by Kyle Eller

A ninth-grade class religious education class was learning about the moral teachings of the church when one of the inquisitive students wanted to know, “How far can I go before it’s a sin?”

While the student’s concern about avoiding sin is certainly commendable, the purpose of our lives is ... Read More »

Father Mike Schmitz: Consequences of some parenting styles invite questions

Posted by Kyle Eller

Question: You said that you had practical advice for parents. What kind of advice?

Answer: Parenting lessons from a priest! What next? Poetry lessons from a computer programmer?

I’m not a father of small children. But I get to work with a lot of parents and their children, and ... Read More »