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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

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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 »

Father Richard Kunst: Are you afraid of going to confession? Fear not

Posted by Kyle Eller

Alfred Hitchcock is awesome. I have seen several of his movies and have always found myself wanting the story to keep going even after it is over. He is a master storyteller who weaves webs of great suspense and thrills. Father Richard KunstApologetics

One of his great movies is ... Read More »

Jason Adkins: Environmental debates need prudence, principles

Posted by Kyle Eller

Americans are more conscious than ever of their responsibility to be good stewards of the environment. Years of successful public relations campaigns and the work of tireless activists have ensured that protecting creation is at the forefront of public discourse. Jason AdkinsFaith in the Public Arena

Yet, the debates ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Some of life’s big tests await college-bound son

Posted by Kyle Eller

It seems my third oldest son has spent the past year taking tests as he prepares to go off to college. He had his regular school tests, ACT/SAT testing, tests for scholarships and AP exams. Betsy KneepkensFaith and Family

One would think that he is all tested out, but ... Read More »

Abortions in Minnesota drop to lowest since 1974

Posted by Kyle Eller

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Abortion numbers have dropped for the seventh straight year in Minnesota, to their lowest level since 1974, according to an analysis of the state’s Abortion Report by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life.

The annual state report was released July 1 by the Minnesota Department of Health.

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