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Life Briefs - April 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - April 2015 Life News in Brief

Northland Family Programs annual meeting is April 27

The annual meeting of Northland Family Programs will be held Monday, April 27, beginning at 6 p.m. Father Joseph Sirba will be speaking on his new book, “Embracing Christian Sex in ... Read More »

Local Briefs - April 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - April 2015 Local News in Brief

Divine Mercy Sunday celebrations

Divine Mercy Sunday will be celebrated on April 12 at various churches in the Diocese of Duluth. Come and receive the graces promised by Jesus Christ through devotion to his mercy.

Brainerd Deanery:

St. Joseph’s ... Read More »

Calendar - March 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Calendar - March 2015

Mass on TV

The 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 to ... Read More »

Liz Hoefferle: Choose to be saved; take the bridge to heaven

Posted by Kyle Eller

“Are you saved?”

This question, often posed by evangelical or fundamentalist Christians, inquires about the meaning and certainty of one’s salvation.

As we continue our journey through the season of Lent, it is an appropriate time to reflect upon the meaning of Jesus Christ’s saving works and to recommit ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: There’s wisdom in not knowing all the answers

Posted by Kyle Eller

Question: I find myself facing situations where I just don’t know what to do. I feel like I am out of my depth, but I have responsibilities, and people still look to me to have an answer. What am I supposed to do?

Answer: I find myself in this ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Annunciation adds meaning to Mass in Nazareth

Posted by Kyle Eller

When I go to Rome, my favorite place to say Mass is over the tomb of St. John Paul the Great in St. Peter’s Basilica. Being inspired by him and having had the opportunity to meet him make that altar particularly important to me.

In my years of priesthood ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Lenten practices preserve memories of church truths

Posted by Kyle Eller

When I can’t sleep at night, I sometimes recall images of my children the way I want to remember them as toddlers. It is possible that those angelic memories are bit distorted to help sooth my restlessness. Memory is a treasure, a masterful gift from our Creator.

My children ... Read More »

Father Robert Barron: The 100th anniversary of Thomas Merton’s birth

Posted by Kyle Eller

I write these words on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Merton, one of the greatest spiritual writers of the 20th century and a man who had a decisive influence on me and my vocation to the priesthood.

I first encountered Merton’s writing in a peculiar way. ... Read More »

Kathryn Mollen: Push for surrogacy laws calls for legislative study

Posted by Kyle Eller

In 2014, the Minnesota Catholic Conference worked tirelessly to successfully stop problematic legislation that would have legitimized commercial surrogacy contracts, which are currently not recognized under Minnesota law.

This session, MCC is advocating for legislation that would establish a legislative commission to study the issues and concerns associated with ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: If we know that God loves us, does it matter who ‘likes’ us on Facebook?

Posted by Kyle Eller

A few days ago I got a notification from Twitter that I had a new follower: John Henry Newman!

Sure, the real Blessed John Newman went to his reward almost a century before I was born. It’s likely the person on Twitter who likes Newman enough to dedicate a ... Read More »