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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 »

Life: Student Esseays

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Life: Student Essays

Diocese announces essay contest winners

The Office of Marriage and Family Life at the Diocese of Duluth recently held its third essay contest for middle and high school students. The theme of the contest was “Every Life is Worth Living.”

There were more ... Read More »

Life News in Brief - January 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Life News in Brief

Novena of Masses

The Hibbing Deanery will again pray a Novena of Masses to end abortion, euthanasia and all attacks against human life. The Masses will begin Jan. 14 and be prayed for nine consecutive days at different churches in the deanery. ... Read More »

Local News in brief - January 2016

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Local News in Brie

Bishop named for Kingstown

Pope Francis on Dec. 22 announced in Rome the appointment of Father Gerard County, C.S.Sp., as the third bishop of the Diocese of Kingstown. In 2011 when Bishop Jason Gordon was appointed, he was given the unusual appointment ... Read More »

Liz Hoefferle: Our job — extend God’s mercy to others through works

Posted by Kyle Eller

“Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful” (Luke 6:36).

This instruction of Jesus comes after he tells us to love our enemies, do good to those who hate us, pray for those who mistreat us and give to everyone who asks of us. Liz HoefferleHanding on the Faith

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Father Michael Schmitz: Sacrifice is not arbitrary — it’s about trust

Posted by Kyle Eller

Question: I’m afraid of sacrifice. Not that I am afraid of giving up stuff or letting go of what I need to let go of, but I am afraid of what God might possibly call me to sacrifice some day.

Answer: Thank you for writing. your fear totally makes ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Don’t miss history being made in Holy Year of Mercy

Posted by Kyle Eller

This month will be the start of a pretty big deal. Several months ago, Pope Francis announced the Holy Year of Mercy, starting Dec. 8 and running through 2016.

A Holy Year is very different from other themed years. You may remember the Year of St. Paul or the ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Journalist’s fishing misses the big Pope Francis story

Posted by Kyle Eller

Prior to the papal visit to the United States, my college-aged son was interviewed by a major metropolitan newspaper. The reporter said she was looking for people who had taken extraordinary measures to ensure a close view of the pope while he was in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

My ... Read More »

Five ordained to permanent diaconate

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

The Diocese of Duluth has a large new class of permanent deacons. Five men — Ralph Bakeberg, James Philbin, Carl Provost, Tim Richardson and Grant Toma — were ordained by Bishop Paul Sirba Nov. 22 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary ... Read More »