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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 »

Bishop Paul Sirba: A lost sense of responsibility?

Posted by Kyle Eller

Along with the other bishops in the State of Minnesota, I was asked to submit an article on immigration reform to a local newspaper, in my case the Duluth News Tribune. The article is reprinted in The Northern Cross with the permission of the News Tribune.

With the recent ... Read More »

June 20 is ordination day for Deacons Lange and Rozier

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Northern CrossDeacons Timothy Lange and Blake Rozier will be ordained to the priesthood on Friday, June 20, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, a year to the day after they were ordained transitional deacons. Mass begins at 4 p.m.The two transitional deacons are also hosting ... Read More »

Clergy Assignments effective in July

Posted by Kyle Eller

Effective July 16, Bishop Paul Sirba has made the following appointments and assignments. Priests

Father Eammon Boland from pastor of Holy Angels, Moose Lake, to retirement.

Father Kristoffer McKusky from pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas, International Falls, and St. Columban, Littlefork, to pastor of Holy Angels, Moose Lake.

Father ... Read More »