The November 2022 archive of Daily News


Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

40 years

Deacon Dennis Anderson 

Deacon Dennis Anderson was ordained to the permanent diaconate by Bishop Paul Anderson for the Diocese of Duluth on June 26, 1982. Deacon Anderson is married to Judy Anderson. He served in the parishes St. Anthony and St. Benedict, Duluth. Deacon Anderson retired in 2014. 



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Meet our seminarians: David Ringhand 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

What seminary are you attending and where are you in the formation process? 

I am attending St. John Vianney College Seminary, and I am in my first year of formation. 

When is your birthday? 

My birthday is Dec. 30. David Ringhand

What’s your home parish? 

My home parish is St. Joseph’s in Crosby. 

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Father Richard Kunst: Tolerance is not a virtue

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

As readers of The Northern Cross, you might be in a better place to see this than I am, since I do not get many opportunities to see what parishes other than my own are doing. But I am picking up on a vibe that there is a new ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Pondering the parishioner who walked out of the abortion homily

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I was sitting toward the back, and she was close to the front row. As the priest got to the third sentence of the homily, the woman grabbed her purse, stood up, entered the aisle, turned around, and walked out.  Betsy KneepkensFaith and Family

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Editorial: After the election

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

We tend to reduce politics to what happens on election day. That’s understandable, of course. It’s the day people feel like they “do something,” casting a vote for the candidates they believe will best serve the common good. And that something they do is relatively easy and concrete. You ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: How should Catholics think about free speech?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Most of our public arguments are over rights, often competing rights. As Americans, we pride ourselves on advancing the concept of “unalienable rights,” inspiring other such efforts around the world. Our Constitution boasts the Bill of Rights, which protects such things as the right to practice your faith openly, ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: As Vatican II turns 60, what did the documents say?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

This past Oct. 11, we celebrated the 60th anniversary of the opening of the Second Vatican Council. Vatican II was the 21st ecumenical council. It was a gathering of most all the bishops from around the world, more than 2,600 in total.  Father Nick NelsonHanding on the Faith

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Holy Spirit parish builds on ‘culture of generosity’ with hurricane aid

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By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

Holy Spirit Church in Virginia has earned a reputation for generosity in recent years, in part through its participation in the Best Christmas Ever Movement, which last year, for instance, saw the parish provide stable housing in Duluth for a family in need. ... Read More »

Jacob Toma ordained a deacon

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By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

Bishop Daniel Felton ordained Jacob Toma a deacon of the Diocese of Duluth, in a Mass on the diocesan patronal feast, Oct. 7, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary.

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Whom should I vote for?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Inside the Capitol 

We are often asked — by both laity and priests — why the Minnesota Catholic Conference does not produce voter guides or candidate scoresheets that identify candidates and votes they took on specific bills or lay out their positions on issues. Understandably so, the frequency of ... Read More »