The Northern Cross

Peggy Frederickson: School's out - or not, when it comes to teachers!

Posted by Grace Romanek

Peggy FredericksonGuest columnist

The final school bell of the academic year may have rung for the students, but summer is far from a break for the teachers, principals, and staff of Stella Maris Academy. Our summers are filled with planning, learning, and developing, despite not actively working in the ... Read More »

School News In Brief - August 2018

Posted by Grace Romanek

Hoffman completes history immersion

Mary Hoffman, an art specialist for grades K-8 from Stella Maris Academy in Duluth, recently completed an intense, week-long immersion in American history at the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute. During five-day sessions on location in Colonial Williamsburg and the surrounding area, participants engage in an ... Read More »

Father Nick Nelson: Does God ‘make’ people gay?

Posted by Kyle Eller

It was recently reported that Pope Francis told a man who identifies as “gay,” that God made him “gay.” According to Juan Carlos Cruz, an abuse victim of a Chilean priest, Pope Francis told him, “Juan Carlos, that you are gay does not matter. God made you like that ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: How do we live well in a world of constant change?

Posted by Kyle Eller

I have a somewhat strange question for you. I’m someone who has a very hard time dealing with change. I like to make sure that the things I have and the relationships I’m in with friends and family are long-lasting, even permanent. It saddens me greatly to think that ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: If you’re prideful, don’t mess with Jesus

Posted by Kyle Eller

There are a lot of things I am OK at, fewer things that I am good at, and very few things I am great at. But there is one thing that I am super great at: foosball. You know that table soccer game that is often found in rec-rooms ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Admitting when we’re wrong is powerful. Humanae Vitae’s dissenters should do so

Posted by Kyle Eller

Admittedly, I don’t like to be wrong; ask my husband. A while back my son and I had a long disagreement about when I authorized permission for his older brother to leave campus during lunch. I was extremely confident that it was late in his senior year. My younger ... Read More »

Father Anthony Craig: How to live the truth of Humanae Vitae

Posted by Kyle Eller

To say that the Encyclical Letter Humanae Vitae was controversial would be a gross understatement. Blessed Pope Paul VI wrote Humanae Vitae (“of human life”) on July 25, 1968. It was addressed to “all men of good will” and was subtitled “on the regulation of birth.” The encyclical did ... Read More »

Benedictine sister celebrates 100th birthday

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Benedictine Sister Therese CarsonFor The Northern Cross The Duluth Benedictines’ Sister Marilyn Micke turned 100 in June. Sixty family members, friends, former students, and Benedictine sisters gathered in the monastery dining room, and over coffee and cake they shared memories and much laughter. Sister Marilyn is the youngest ... Read More »

‘Treasures of the Church’ in Bigfork

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Northern Cross “At every Mass heaven comes to earth, or simply put, we participate in the heavenly liturgy,” said Father Thomas Galarneault, pastor of Our Lady of the Snows Church in Bigfork. He says heaven came in a different way June 3, when the parish hosted Father Carlos ... Read More »

CCW women gather ‘in solidarity’ in Duluth

Posted by Kyle Eller

Jenny SnarskiSuperior Catholic Herald Members of the Council of Catholic Women in the Diocese of Superior and the Diocese of Duluth came together “in solidarity” for a Joint CCW Convention May 22 at the College of Saint Scholastica in Duluth. The day of “spirituality, celebration, and unity” featured Mass ... Read More »