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Kyle Eller: Love and support science without worshiping it

Posted by Kyle Eller

For kicks, I recently took one of those online political quizzes, where you are asked your opinion on a variety of issues, and after you finish, you are told what politician you should support or, as in this case, what political label best applies to you.

It’s a bit ... Read More »

Editorial: UCA time rolls around for support of the diocese

Posted by Kyle Eller

The faithful of the Diocese of Duluth will soon be receiving materials for the United Catholic Appeal, the annual appeal that is the main support for the ministries of the bishop’s office.

This year, the focus of those materials is on the Pastoral Center staff. As Bishop Paul Sirba ... Read More »

‘Argument of the Month’ gets new Duluth twist

Posted by Kyle Eller

Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Back in January, organizers experimented with bringing to Duluth the famous Argument of the Month Club, a Catholic men’s apologetics event now hosted by St. Augustine parish in St. Paul.

The experiment was largely a success. It brought a good crowd to

Dubh Linn’s Irish ... Read More »

Lay-led movement has parishes honoring Fatima’s 100 year anniversary

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Parishes across the Diocese of Duluth, like parishes around the world, are getting ready to honor the 100th anniversary of the Marian apparitions at Fatima in Portugal.

Tricia Laskey, of St. John the Evangelist in Duluth, said she “got a feeling” on the subject ... Read More »

Local News in Brief - May 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - May 2017 Local News in Brief

St. Scholastica opens new spiritual center

Bishop Paul Sirba, assisted by the prioress of St. Scholastica Monastery, Benedictine Sister Beverly Raway, blessed a new facility called the Center for Spirituality and Enrichment in April. The facility uses renovated space ... Read More »

Obituaries - May 2017

Posted by Grace Romanek

The Northern Cross - May 2017 Obituaries

Sister Mary Rae Higgins

Sister Mary Rae (Genevieve) Higgins, OSB, died on March 30 at St. Scholastica Monastery. She was in her 66th year of Benedictine monastic profession.

Born on Dec. 16, 1930, to Clinton and Genevieve LeBeau Higgins in Duluth, Mary ... Read More »

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 »