The May 2022 archive of Daily News

Prayer and fasting in wake of Supreme Court leak

Posted by Kyle Eller

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

As you know, the recent leak of a draft opinion in the U.S. Supreme Court case Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case that could overturn Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, allowing states the freedom once again to pass their own ... Read More »

Clergy assignments

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Bishop Daniel Felton has made the following clergy assignments. 

Effective May 16, the Rev. Keith Bertram, from pastor of St. Edward, Longville, and St. Paul, Remer, to pastor of St. Paul, Remer, and priest sacramental minister of St. Edward, Longville. 

Effective May 16, Deacon Richard Paine, from deacon of Our Lady of the ... Read More »

Two priorities that will support the ‘preferential option for the poor’

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By the Minnesota Catholic Conference Inside the Capitol 

Politics — the great conversation about how we order our life together — should focus first on meeting the needs of the most vulnerable among us (cf. Matthew 25). Thousands of well-meaning proposals have been introduced by legislators. Limitations on time and resources ... Read More »

Bishop Brom dies at age 83

Posted by Kyle Eller

Today, Duluth Bishop Daniel Felton made the following announcement: Dear Brothers and Sisters, The following statement was released yesterday by San Diego Catholic Bishop Robert McElroy announcing the death of Bishop-Emeritus Robert Brom. He was 83 years old. It is with great sadness that I announce the death of ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Jesus appeared only to his disciples — for good reasons

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Editor’s note: This column first appeared in the May 2017 issue of The Northern Cross. 

It is not possible to improve upon Christ’s resurrection and his appearances on Easter Sunday and the 40 days that followed, but that does not mean that I wouldn’t have done it differently. What ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: The ‘already, but not yet’

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

During the Easter season, we are confronted with this fact: namely, “Through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, God has won the definitive victory, but we don’t experience that victory in all of its glory.” We can call this shared experience “the already, but not yet.”  Father Nick NelsonHanding on ... Read More »

Bishop Felton celebrates first Chrism Mass as Duluth bishop

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

Bishop Daniel Felton kicked off his first Holy Week as bishop of the Diocese of Duluth with the annual Chrism Mass Monday, April 11, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, joined by most of the priests of the diocese, many ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: Take St. Joseph as our guide in the Great Resignation

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Last summer, we went on a long-overdue family vacation out to the Black Hills in South Dakota, and one of the most noticeable changes in the world since the COVID-19 pandemic hit was in businesses, especially in the number of people working across both states we traveled.  Deacon Kyle ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Dobbs case is just the start when it comes to pro-life work

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Probably one of the more impactful pieces of modern-day abortion legislation is currently being reviewed by the U.S. Supreme Court. The expectation is that the high court will render a decision on Dobbs v. Jackson in June of this year. This case questions the constitutionality of a 15-week and beyond ... Read More »

Editorial: If Roe goes, we need to engage and expand the abortion debate

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

As this issue of The Northern Cross goes to press, news is breaking of a leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court decision indicating that the court is poised to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion nationwide in 1973. While this is not a certainty, it ... Read More »