The Northern Cross

Betsy Kneepkens: Admitting when we’re wrong is powerful. Humanae Vitae’s dissenters should do so

Posted by Kyle Eller

Admittedly, I don’t like to be wrong; ask my husband. A while back my son and I had a long disagreement about when I authorized permission for his older brother to leave campus during lunch. I was extremely confident that it was late in his senior year. My younger ... Read More »

Father Anthony Craig: How to live the truth of Humanae Vitae

Posted by Kyle Eller

To say that the Encyclical Letter Humanae Vitae was controversial would be a gross understatement. Blessed Pope Paul VI wrote Humanae Vitae (“of human life”) on July 25, 1968. It was addressed to “all men of good will” and was subtitled “on the regulation of birth.” The encyclical did ... Read More »

Benedictine sister celebrates 100th birthday

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Benedictine Sister Therese CarsonFor The Northern Cross The Duluth Benedictines’ Sister Marilyn Micke turned 100 in June. Sixty family members, friends, former students, and Benedictine sisters gathered in the monastery dining room, and over coffee and cake they shared memories and much laughter. Sister Marilyn is the youngest ... Read More »

‘Treasures of the Church’ in Bigfork

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Northern Cross “At every Mass heaven comes to earth, or simply put, we participate in the heavenly liturgy,” said Father Thomas Galarneault, pastor of Our Lady of the Snows Church in Bigfork. He says heaven came in a different way June 3, when the parish hosted Father Carlos ... Read More »

CCW women gather ‘in solidarity’ in Duluth

Posted by Kyle Eller

Jenny SnarskiSuperior Catholic Herald Members of the Council of Catholic Women in the Diocese of Superior and the Diocese of Duluth came together “in solidarity” for a Joint CCW Convention May 22 at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth. The day of “spirituality, celebration, and unity” featured Mass ... Read More »

Calendar of Events - July 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - July 2018 Calendar of Events

Communion and Liberation school community

Duluth Communion and Liberation School of Community meets every Friday at 7 p.m. at different locations in the Duluth area. Prayer, singing, sharing experiences, what’s been discovered and concludes with a potluck. The community is ... Read More »

Local News In Brief - July 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - July 2018 Local News In Brief

Healing Mass

A Mass with prayers for healing is being held Monday, July 30, at 6 p.m. at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, 2801 E. Fourth St., Duluth. Adoration will be available from 11 a.m. to ... Read More »

School News In Brief - July 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - July 2018 School News In Brief

School registration open

Catholic schools in the diocese are accepting registrations for the 2018-19 school year. To find out more contact the Catholic school in your area.

Brainerd: St. Francis of the Lakes School, 817 Juniper St., 56401; (218) ... Read More »

Schools: Stella Maris Academy’s fifth grade STARBASE

Posted by Grace Romanek


Jesse MurrayGuest columnist

Think back to when you were in fifth grade. What memories come to mind? Does attempting to colonize Mars make your list?

This year’s fifth grade students from Stella Maris Academy had an amazing five-day STARBASE experience at the Duluth Air National Guard Base. As ... Read More »

Life News In Brief - July 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - July 2018 Life News in Brief

Post-abortion ministry

Hurting after abortion? You are not alone. The Diocese of Duluth is here to help you heal through our post abortion ministry, Project Rachel. This ministry offers a confidential helpline for you to speak with someone about ... Read More »