The Northern Cross

Faith in the Public Arena: Fighting fake news with the Truth of Christ

Posted by Kyle Eller

Fake news that distorts public discourse and manipulates the public will not be countered effectively by a renewed interest in journalistic ethics or more laws aimed at improving disclosure of the sources of online content. It is a cultural problem.

In an increasingly secular society that no longer recognizes ... Read More »

Editorial: Remembering the Rev. Billy Graham

Posted by Kyle Eller

The recent news of the death of televangelist Billy Graham has caused widespread sadness throughout America, and for good reason. Billy Graham’s witness was a constant message of faith and God’s love to American culture.

Nowadays, the use of the term “televangelist” tends to leave a bad taste in ... Read More »

Jeff Urbaniak: Organists needed in our local Catholic churches

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Jeff UrbaniakGuest columnist

We are blessed to have so many beautiful pipe organs in our local area. These instruments enhance worship in our Masses and other worship services. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops stated the organ is to be a prominent instrument within our churches (though not ... Read More »

Calendar of Events - March 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - March 2018 Calendar of Events

Fish fry (International Falls)

The Knights of Columbus of Koochiching Council 1540 will be hosting Lenten fish fries on Fridays, March 2, 9, 16, and 23, at 5 p.m., in Aquinas Hall of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, 810 Fifth St., International ... Read More »

Local News in Brief - March 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - March 2018 Local News in  Brief

Lenten practices

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.

For members of the Latin Catholic Church, the norms on fasting are obligatory ... Read More »

Life News in Brief - March 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - March 2018 Life News in Brief

 Post-abortion counseling

Hurting after abortion? You are not alone. The Diocese of Duluth is here to help you heal through our post-abortion ministry, Project Rachel. This ministry offers a confidential helpline for you to speak with someone about your ... Read More »

School News in Brief - March 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - March 2018 School News in Brief

St. Francis robotics team to attend world championship

On Feb. 3, St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School’s robotics team sent four teams to compete at the Minnesota State VEX IQ robotics tournament. From November 2017 through January, teams from around ... Read More »

School Article: Transforming our world one student at a time - March 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - March 2018 Catholic schools: transforming our world, one student at a time

By Peggy Frederickson

Often, people view Catholic schools as private schools, but that is so far from the truth. Catholic schools are entrusted with a mission, and that is to bring students closer ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: Voluntary poverty is part of the Catholic faith — how do we live it?

Posted by Kyle Eller

Poverty is one of the things that makes the Christmas season, now rapidly coming to a close, so beautiful.

St. Paul writes to the Corinthians, “For you know the gracious act of our Lord Jesus Christ, that for your sake he became poor although he was rich, so that ... Read More »

Two speakers coming for annual women’s conference

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Deacon Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

The sixth annual diocesan Women of Faith Conference Feb. 24 at Marshall School in Duluth, centered on the theme “Beyond Me,” will bring in two headline speakers, for the first time including a man.

Father Jim Sichko, a full-time evangelist and preacher who ... Read More »