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Kyle Eller: War on Conscience is a war of choice

Posted by Kyle Eller

A subtle point about the War on Conscience seems to me both important and neglected: Compelling a person to act against his conscience is worse than preventing someone from acting on his conscience.

Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

At first glance that may seem like the worst kind of hair-splitting, but ... Read More »

Editorial: For what would we be willing to die?

Posted by Kyle Eller

One of the marvelous beauties of God’s providence is that he brings good out of evil, and in his mysterious workings in history he very often chooses for the task his “little ones” — people whom the world may regard as of little importance but who loom large in ... Read More »

Schools Briefs August 2014

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Schools in Brief August 2014

St. John students earn presidential academic awards

The graduating sixth-grade class of St. John’s School in Duluth was honored to have 10 of its 17 students earn the Presidential Education Award for Scholastic Excellence. This is the largest number of graduates ... Read More »

Catholic education is God's will, August 2014

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Schools Article August 2014 Catholic education is God’s will

By Ruth Tomczyk

Catholic education is God’s will. How do I know this, you ask. Well let me tell.

When my first child was approaching school age, I started thinking and praying about my choices for education ... Read More »

Monastery Jubilees August 2014

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Local News in Brief August 2014

St. Scholastica Monastery celebrates sisters’ jubilees

The celebrations of significant anniversaries have already begun for the jubilarian Benedictines at St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth.

Sister Barbara Ann Vierzba, Sister Lois Ann Glaudel, and Sister Mary Susan Dewitt celebrated their Golden ... Read More »

Local Briefs August 2014

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Local News in Brief August 2014

St. Kateri statue installed at Holy Family

A new St. Kateri Tekakwitha statue was donated by the Kateri Circle members of Holy Family Church on the Fond du Lac Reservation, Cloquet. On July 14, the statue was installed and blessed ... Read More »

Life Briefs August 2014

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross Life Briefs August 2014

40 Days for Life begins Sept. 24

The 40 Days for Life Prayer Vigil for the end of abortion starts Sept. 24 in Duluth. Your presence and prayers are needed to make this another successful event to help end abortion. 40 Days ... Read More »

Calendar August 2014

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross August 2014 Calendar

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 »

Switch to summer proves to be good idea for appeal to support seminarians

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Parishioners in the Duluth Diocese will likely already have received materials inviting them to participate in the Summer Seminarian Appeal, which directly supports the education expenses of seminarians for the diocese. Photo courtesy of Jane MacDougallThe Summer Seminarian Appeal that is currently underway in ... Read More »

New deacon leader knows his way around program

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

For the first time in about three decades, there is a new face at the helm of the deacon formation program for the Diocese of Duluth. Deacon John Weiske took over the role this summer after Deacon David Craig retired from the position July ... Read More »