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School News in Brief - September 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - September 2017 School News In Brief

Helping Catholic schools

Diocesan Catholic schools have simple ways for you to help with fundraising for the local school, whether you have children in the school or not. Many schools collect Box Tops, so clip those Box Top labels ... Read More »

School Article: Why choose a Catholic school?

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - September 2017 Why choose a Catholic school?

By Julianne Blazevic

Have you ever walked into a Catholic school when students were present? Have you ever wondered what goes on in a Catholic school? As a principal, I have talked to many people over the years that ... Read More »

Life News in Brief - September 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - September 2017 Life News In Brief

Post-abortion counseling

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

‘Revealing God and God’s deep love to this world’

Posted by Kyle Eller

Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Editor’s note: A date and time for the Mass below have been corrected from the print edition. The Northern Cross regrets the error.

Billy Menor, nSJ, has had an eventful couple of years since leaving the Diocese of Duluth to join the Jesuits.

During his ... Read More »

Liz Hoefferle: Diocesan free trial means August is a great time to try FORMED

Posted by Kyle Eller

The “New Evangelization” calls us to bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to the world with “new ardor,” “new methods,” and “new expression.” This means sharing the message of God’s love with ever greater enthusiasm and relevancy. It calls for finding ways to make the message heard in ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: What we need is integrity more than ‘authenticity’

Posted by Kyle Eller

Question: I value authenticity and loathe hypocrisy, and I want to simply be true to myself. How can I do that if I constantly am told what to believe and how to behave by the church?

Answer: This is a very good question. The fact that you are asking ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Yes, Jesus really means we should pray for our enemies

Posted by Kyle Eller

I am an absolute certifiable news junkie, and I always have been. I do not watch a lot of TV, but when I do it is almost always the news, and from various outlets.

On rare occasions, a particular news story will really have an impact on me. With ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Mass, mealtime show the beauty of imperfection

Posted by Kyle Eller

According to my family, whom I am beginning to believe, I am a terrible cook. I can make cereal, anything out of a can, or warm restaurant leftovers.

It is not that I am burning or under- cooking everything, I just don’t understand which spices to put with which ... Read More »

Faith in the Public Arena: The crisis of men without work

Posted by Kyle Eller

There is a growing deficit of men in the workforce.

According to government data, more than seven million American men between the ages of 25 and 54, the traditional prime of working life, are not even looking for a job. The U.S. now ranks second-to-last among developed nations in ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: How does God want to be worshiped?

Posted by Kyle Eller

Next door to my parish is maybe Duluth’s closest thing to a megachurch. I have never been there, but from what I have been told, there is exciting contemporary music and an espresso bar.

This is quite a stark contrast to Catholic worship. Maybe it seems especially so given ... Read More »