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School Briefs - February 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross School News in Brief

St. John students win essay contest

Joy Miller, the program manager for Essentia Health, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth, announced that two students from St. John the Evangelist School in Duluth were the winners of the “Light of Love” essay contest in ... Read More »

Minnesota Catholic Conference expects church-backed bills to draw support from both sides of the aisle

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Joe TowalskiFor The Northern Cross

With the state House of Representatives switching to Republican control after last fall’s elections and the Senate and governor’s office still in DFL hands, one might expect a fair amount of gridlock during the 2015 legislative session.

But the executive director of the ... Read More »

Prayer service Feb. 8 devoted to end to human trafficking

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Around the world, including in northeastern Minnesota, there are millions of victims of human trafficking — effectively modern day slavery. On Feb. 8, Catholics in the Duluth Diocese will have an opportunity to respond to the situation with prayer.

The event will be held ... Read More »

Water, water, from everywhere: Youths collect holy water from every parish in the diocese for new baptismal font

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

When St. Michael Church in Duluth completed a major construction project, the parish wanted a way to get one particular group in the mix.

“We wanted to find a way for the teens and the younger people in our youth group to be involved ... Read More »

Archbishop Schwietz celebrates anniversary with Mass and memories

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Oblate Archbishop Roger Schwietz, the seventh bishop of Duluth and now archbishop of Anchorage, Alaska, said it was a “strange feeling to be back here in this pulpit.”

“It’s so good to be with you,” he added, as he began his homily at a ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Jan. 22 events are evidence our march for life continues

Posted by Kyle Eller

On the outside, the Red Bull Crashed Ice course enveloped the Cathedral of St. Paul. On the inside, thousands of prolifers thanked God for the gift of life and pleaded for his mercy and forgiveness at the annual Prayer Service for Life.

The day was Jan. 22. The March ... Read More »

125th anniversary celebration to include Eucharistic Procession through Duluth Sept. 12

Posted by Kyle Eller

Entire diocese invited to witness to and celebrate Catholic faith

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Celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Diocese of Duluth, which kicked off last October, will end in a big way, with all the faithful of the diocese invited to join together in a public Eucharistic ... Read More »

Liz Hoefferle: Those in consecrated life point us toward eternal life

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Liz HoefferleHanding on the Faith “If you wish to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to [the] poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me” (Matthew 19:21).

With these words, Jesus calls the rich young man to a more perfect love. ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: Sin isn’t a necessary evil; aim to know goodness well

Posted by Kyle Eller

Question: Do you really believe that sins are the measurement of your passes to heaven? I don’t think so. Sins are necessary to life. How would you know that good is good if you do not experience sin? It gives balance to life.

Answer: That’s an interesting question. It ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: St. Peter’s an example of how so many gave so much

Posted by Kyle Eller

I almost always start January in Rome, Italy. I regularly use my vacation time to lead small private tours to Rome, and my favorite time of the year to bring groups is Christmas, or at least the days following Christmas and into the new year.

I remember 15 years ... Read More »