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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

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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 »

Archbishop Schwietz celebrates anniversary with Mass and memories

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Oblate Archbishop Roger Schwietz, the seventh bishop of Duluth and now archbishop of Anchorage, Alaska, said it was a “strange feeling to be back here in this pulpit.”

“It’s so good to be with you,” he added, as he began his homily at a ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Jan. 22 events are evidence our march for life continues

Posted by Kyle Eller

On the outside, the Red Bull Crashed Ice course enveloped the Cathedral of St. Paul. On the inside, thousands of prolifers thanked God for the gift of life and pleaded for his mercy and forgiveness at the annual Prayer Service for Life.

The day was Jan. 22. The March ... Read More »

125th anniversary celebration to include Eucharistic Procession through Duluth Sept. 12

Posted by Kyle Eller

Entire diocese invited to witness to and celebrate Catholic faith

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Celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Diocese of Duluth, which kicked off last October, will end in a big way, with all the faithful of the diocese invited to join together in a public Eucharistic ... Read More »