The Northern Cross

Obituary - November 2014

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - November 2014Obituary Retired pastor Father Anselm Thevarkunnel

Father Anselm Thevarkunnel, 90, died Friday, Oct. 3, in India.

Father Thevarkunnel was born May 24, 1924, in Ramapuram, India, to Aley (Elizabeth) Puravakutt and Ittiavira (Abraham) Thevarkunnel.

He attended Sacred Heart College in Thevara, India, and Papal ... Read More »

Obituaries - October 2014

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - October 2014 

  Obituaries

  Maryknoll Sister Helen Gleason, 86; Cloquet native

Sister Helen Louise Gleason, MM, an educator in Hawaii for over 30 years, as well as in the Marshall Islands and Papua, New Guinea, died Sept. 11 at Maryknoll Sisters Center, Maryknoll, N.Y. ... Read More »

Local news in briefs - October 2014

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - October 2014 

  Local News in Brief

St. John’s commissions handmade statue of St. John Paul II

St. John the Evangelist parish in Duluth has an impressive new piece of sacred art: a statue of Pope St. John Paul II hand-carved from linden wood by ... Read More »

Iife news in brief - October 2014

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - October 2014

  Life News in Brief

Knights of Columbus fund purchase of ultrasound

The Knights of Columbus Holy Trinity Council 4798, which includes men from the parishes in Sandstone, Willow River, Sturgeon Lake and Moose Lake, donated $30,500 to the Sandstone Options for Women ... Read More »

School news in brief - October 2014

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - October 2014   School in Brief - October 2014

 Educators gather for in-service

Diocesan Catholic school educators gathered at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Hibbing for their annual in-service day in August. One hundred twenty participants attended in preparation for the 2014-15 school year. The teachers ... Read More »

From STEM to STREAM: Catholic teachers strive to educate the whole person

Posted by Grace Romanek

Schools Article - October 2014   From STEM to STREAM: Catholic teachers strive to educate the whole person

Guest columnist: Teresa Matetich

In August, five teachers from our school and I attended a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) seminar. This seminar was hosted by the Minnesota Independent Schools Forum ... Read More »

Calendar - October 2014

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross 

Women’s program

Immaculate Heart Church, Crosslake, and St. Emily Church, Emily, are hosting the Women of Grace Study Program “Full of Grace: Women and the Abundant Life.” The program runs through March 2015. The group meets every Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. and begins ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Pilgrimage linked us to the Risen Lord and the saints

Posted by Kyle Eller

Seventy-four pilgrims, two buses and a land rich in the story of the mercy of Jesus Christ. If the New Evangelization is about our encounter with the Risen Lord and our subsequent commission to share the Good News of Our Lord’s dying and rising with all we meet, then ... Read More »

Liz Hoefferle: Mary’s Assumption — Much to know and ponder

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Liz HoefferleHanding on the Faith

Growing up, I had no trouble remembering the date on which the church celebrates the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. That’s because my best friend was born on Aug. 15 — the Solemnity of the Assumption — and was thus named Mary.

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Father Mike Schmitz: Who is in heaven? Answer is — ‘We just don’t know’

Posted by Kyle Eller

Question: My dad died, but I think that he was agnostic. He never clearly claimed Jesus. He tolerated faith in my mom and in us, but he never gave any indication that it reached him. Is he in heaven?

Answer: Please accept my sincere condolences and know that I ... Read More »