The Northern Cross

Editorial: Lacking media attention, some news should spark our prayer

Posted by Kyle Eller

The attack on Paris journalists has rightly drawn our outrage and our solidarity with the victims. As the popes have said so well, there is no justification for murdering people in the name of God.

At the same time, some have wondered why another attack, one which occurred around ... Read More »

Kyle Eller: On freedom of speech, its limits and its obligations

Posted by Kyle Eller

Pope Francis once encouraged young people at World Youth Day to go out and make a holy mess, and one gets the clear impression he likes to do this himself, too -- especially when he gets onto an airplane with journalists.

His recent trip to Asia created at least ... Read More »

Calendar of Events - February 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Calendar of Events

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 TV ... Read More »

Local News in Brief - February 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Local News in Brief

Local musician Danielle Rose releases new video

On Jan. 15, Duluth-based Catholic musician Danielle Rose released a new music video for the song “Little Flower,” from her album “Culture of Life.” Rose said the video “radiates God’s love for people often considered ... Read More »

Obituary - February 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Obiturary

Veteran teacher and principal Sister Madeleva Shur, OSB, 94

Benedictine Sister Madeleva Schur died Jan. 15 in the Benedictine Health Center. She was 94.

Born in Mountain Iron on May 30, 1920, she was the daughter of Rowland and Emma (Gagnon) Schur. Sister Madeleva was ... Read More »

Catholic Educators Have a Host of Ways to Bring Faith into School Life - February 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross

Catholic educators have a host of ways to bring faith into school life

By Jean Virant

Teachers affect the lives of their students into the future. For a teacher in a Catholic school setting, this statement has a deeper and more profound meaning.

The immeasurable value ... Read More »

School Briefs - February 2015

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross School News in Brief

St. John students win essay contest

Joy Miller, the program manager for Essentia Health, St. Mary’s Medical Center, Duluth, announced that two students from St. John the Evangelist School in Duluth were the winners of the “Light of Love” essay contest in ... Read More »

Minnesota Catholic Conference expects church-backed bills to draw support from both sides of the aisle

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Joe TowalskiFor The Northern Cross

With the state House of Representatives switching to Republican control after last fall’s elections and the Senate and governor’s office still in DFL hands, one might expect a fair amount of gridlock during the 2015 legislative session.

But the executive director of the ... Read More »

Prayer service Feb. 8 devoted to end to human trafficking

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Around the world, including in northeastern Minnesota, there are millions of victims of human trafficking — effectively modern day slavery. On Feb. 8, Catholics in the Duluth Diocese will have an opportunity to respond to the situation with prayer.

The event will be held ... Read More »

Water, water, from everywhere: Youths collect holy water from every parish in the diocese for new baptismal font

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

When St. Michael Church in Duluth completed a major construction project, the parish wanted a way to get one particular group in the mix.

“We wanted to find a way for the teens and the younger people in our youth group to be involved ... Read More »