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Editorial: Counter Supreme Court’s ‘tragic error’ with love and patience

Posted by Kyle Eller

The U.S. Supreme Court has made its ruling and declared a right to same-sex “marriage” in all 50 states, much as it invented a right to abortion in 1973.

This is, as the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops put it, a “tragic error.” No doubt many ... Read More »

Friebohle, Strommer ordained transitional deacons

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Deacons Charles Russell Friebohle and Paul Anthony Strommer were ordained transitional deacons, a step toward ordination to the priesthood, June 5 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary.

“I’ve had the privilege of being bishop long enough to have accompanied you on ... Read More »

Local news in brief

Posted by Kyle Eller

Clergy assignment

Bishop Paul D. Sirba has made the following clergy appointment, effective July 15: Father Steven Laflamme, from study of License in Canon Law at the Catholic University in Washington, D.C., to pastor of Holy Spirit, Two Harbors, and St. Mary, Silver Bay, and chancellor and judicial vicar. ... Read More »


Posted by Kyle Eller

Benedictine Sister Margaret Marincel, long-time teacher and librarian

Sister Margaret Marincel, OSB, 89, died May 30, at Solvay Hospice House in Duluth. Sister was in her 69th year of monastic profession.

Born on Sept. 26, 1925, she was the daughter of Nick and Helen (Majnerich) Marincel from Mountain Iron.

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New prioress sees ‘abundance of gifts’ at St. Scholastica Monastery

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Benedictine Sister Beverly Raway was elected prioress of Duluth’s St. Scholastica Monastery in June and will be installed in her new role Aug. 15. She succeeds Sister Lois Eckes, who has served in the role for the past 10 years.

According to the Rule ... Read More »

Calendar of events

Posted by Kyle Eller

Sawyer pilgrimage siteDuring the 125th anniversary of the diocese, Sts. Mary and Joseph Church, 1225 Mission Road, Sawyer, invites Catholics to the pilgrimage site, which includes the oldest altar and Stations of the Cross in the Diocese of Duluth and a log church which is on the National Register ... Read More »

Here’s what you need to know about the big 125th diocesan anniversary celebration coming up Sept. 12

Posted by Kyle Eller

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The date is getting closer! On Sept. 12, the Diocese of Duluth will complete its celebration of the diocese’s 125th anniversary with a Eucharistic Procession through downtown Duluth, culminating with Mass and a reception at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.

The whole diocese — every ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Pope’s new encyclical is both pro-creation and pro-life

Posted by Kyle Eller

“What kind of world do we want to leave to those who come after us, to children who are now growing up?” (Laudato Si’ 160).

This question is at the heart of the new encyclical Laudato Si’, which Pope Francis issued last month. The greatly anticipated encyclical takes its ... Read More »

Calendar - June 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - June 2015 Calendar of Events

Mass on TV

The Diocese of Duluth sponsors a televised Mass at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on WDIO-Duluth and WIRT-Hibbing. Donations are welcome and can be ... Read More »

School Briefs - June 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - June 2015 School News in Brief

St. Francis students visit ExploraDome

Students at St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School in Brainerd had the opportunity to enjoy the ExploraDome from the Bell Museum of the University of Minnesota April 27. The ExploraDome is an immersive ... Read More »