The Northern Cross

Calendar of Events - May 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - May 2017 Calendar of Events

Communion and Liberation school community

Duluth Communion and Liberation School of Community meets every Friday evening at 7 p.m. at different locations in the Duluth area. Prayer, singing, sharing experiences, what’s been discovered, and concludes with a potluck. The community ... Read More »

Life News in Brief - May 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - May 2017 Life News in Brief

Healing after abortion

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 ... Read More »

School Article: Beyond Just the Basics - May 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - May 2017 Catholic Education: Beyond Just the Basics

Jean Virant Guest columnist

The Catechism of the Catholic Church states that “all Christians in any state or walk of life are called to the fullness of Christian life and to the perfection of charity.” All are ... Read More »

School News in Brief - May 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - May 2017 School News in Brief

Inventors’ fair in Virginia

Fourteen fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-graders from Marquette School took their inventions for the Inventors’ Fair to the Thunderbird Mall in Virginia March 7. The inventions were judged by members of the Holy Spirit Church and ... Read More »

Michigan man snowshoeing in Baraga’s footsteps visits diocese

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

“You need to be in shape mentally, physically, especially spiritually,” Curtis Chambers told a crowd at Holy Family Church on the Fond du Lac Reservation in Cloquet March 3.

Chambers was describing the quest he’s been on to snowshoe in the steps of Ven. ... Read More »

Liz Hoefferle: Paschal mystery is most important event in human history

Posted by Kyle Eller

We are about to celebrate the greatest event in human history.

Well, actually, it’s an event that occurred almost 2,000 years ago. And yet we are going to personally experience it in a couple of weeks. In fact, we celebrate it each Sunday, and many people throughout the world ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Meditating on the details of the Passion during Holy Week

Posted by Kyle Eller

In April, we tend to think of Easter, but before we get there we of course have to go through Holy Week and the Passion of Christ. For this column I want to explore some of the lesser known facts of Christ’s passion, as portrayed in the four Gospels. ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: God’s answers to our prayers are sometimes mysterious

Posted by Kyle Eller

I find great satisfaction in intercessory prayer for those in need. Moreover, I appreciate the opportunity to share with others how those prayers got answered. I find particular value in using these moments of grace as a way to proclaim God’s continued work in the world. I feel more ... Read More »

More than 1,000 turn out for first Catholics at the Capitol

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

“The work of faithful citizenship does not end with voting,” said Jason Adkins, director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference.

For some from the Diocese of Duluth, living that out meant getting up in the wee hours of the morning to catch a 5 a.m. ... Read More »

Ryan Wilson: It’s time to take the ‘porn problem’ public

Posted by Kyle Eller

The Catholic faith has long drawn attention to the serious and sinister consequences of pornography on the human soul. In 2016, for instance, the USCCB released “Create in Me a Clean Heart,” a pastoral letter describing pornography’s ability to distort one’s understanding of human sexuality and stunt his or ... Read More »