The Northern Cross

Kyle Eller: Pope Francis visit teaches us — it’s all connected

Posted by Kyle Eller

When I began this column, more than a decade ago now, I chose the title “Mere Catholicism” with a particular vision in mind, one that I don’t know if I’ve ever really explained, and one that Pope Francis’ visit has called to mind. It’s an obvious reference to the ... Read More »

Editorial: Precious times of grace

Posted by Kyle Eller

We have been experiencing difficult, challenging times as Catholics. Some of it has been caused from within — from the wounds of sin committed by members of the church or from our own weakness. Some has been from without, from cultural misunderstandings and sometimes hostilities and rejection. Some is ... Read More »

White Mass for health care professionals set for Oct. 24 at Cathedral

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross The fifth annual White Mass with Bishop Paul Sirba, an event held in honor of health care professionals, is set for 4:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth. This year’s speaker is Father Robert McTeigue, a ... Read More »

10th annual Diocesan Assembly to feature Augustine Institute

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Northern Cross This year’s Diocesan Assembly, now in its tenth year, will bring in speakers from the Augustine Institute focused on “Transforming Catholics for the New Evangelization.” The speakers and presenters include Lucas Pollice, Martha Tonn, Douglas Bushman and Scott Solom. The event will be held Oct. 10 ... Read More »

New program rolls out for safe environment training

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross With continued emphasis at the local, national and international levels on improving safe environment programs, the diocese’s program to protect children and young people has seen some major upgrades over the summer. Ernie Stauffenecker, director of safe environment for the Diocese of Duluth, said ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Pilgrimage to papal visit brings great graces

Posted by Kyle Eller

As I rode the train from Washington, D.C., to Philadelphia, I was texting Betsy Kneepkens, our director of marriage and family life, and Father Anthony Craig, pastor of St. Mary’s in Deer River, St. Joseph’s in Ball Club, Sacred Heart in Federal Dam and St. Anne in Bena, and ... Read More »

Calendar - October 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - October 2015 Calendar of Events

Mass on TVThe 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 sent ... Read More »

School News in Brief - October 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - October 2015 School News in Brief

Assumption School announces first-ever Glow Run

Assumption Catholic School of Hibbing is pleased to announce its firstever Glow Run, appropriately named Lumen Christi (“The Light of Christ”). The Lumen Christi Glow Run will serve as the school’s major fall ... Read More »

Schools Article - "Laudato Si"

Posted by Grace Romanek

October 2015 Laudato Si’ inspires changes at Queen of Peace

By Sister Janet Siepker 

October! What a great month for a Franciscan to be writing an article!

On Oct. 4 we celebrate the Feast of St. Francis. God bless our Holy Father, Pope Francis, who has awakened the world to ... Read More »

Life News in Brief - October 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - October 2015 Life News in Brief 

Tea for Two

Northland Family Programs invites mothers and daughters to the “Tea for Two” event for girls ages 9-13 and their mothers (or a female relative, friend or mentor in place of the mother). The program is designed ... Read More »