The 2022 archive of Daily News

New Ascension yearlong podcast starts Jan. 1, will present entire catechism

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Julie Asher Catholic News Service 

Beginning Jan. 1, Ascension Press will launch “The Catechism in a Year,” taking listeners through the four parts of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and “providing explanation, insight, and encouragement along the way.”

Over the course of 365 daily podcast episodes, Father Mike Schmitz ... Read More »

40 Hours Devotion 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Photo by Deacon Kyle Eller / The Northern Cross 

Father Trevor Peterson, parochial vicar of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary and St. Mary Star of the Sea, gives a meditation on the Eucharist Nov. 19 at St. John the Evangelist in Duluth as part of the 40 Hours Devotion. ... Read More »

A Christmas Message from Bishop Daniel

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Dear Brothers and Sisters, 

Joy to the world, the Lord is come! Let earth receive her King! The words to this favorite Christmas hymn really say (sing) it all. First of all, what is the joy that is brought into the world? Well, in this case, it is not ... Read More »

Bishop Daniel Felton: Poem from Father Fruth speaks to our hearts when we grieve at Christmas

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Dear Brothers and Sisters,  Bishop Daniel FeltonBelieve in the Good News

As we approach this great Feast of Christmas, the divine mystery that is unfolding is so deep and wide that it will carry us through Christmas Day, then the Christmas Octave, then the 12 Days of Christmas, and ... Read More »

Ask Father Mike: How can I overcome a problem with pride?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I have a problem with pride. It seems to me that it is one of my more serious faults. What do I do?  Father Michael SchmitzAsk Father Mike

This is a fantastic question. In fact, one of the first requirements for attacking pride is acknowledging its existence. 

Pride is ... Read More »


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. 

Tell me a little about your ... Read More »

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

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

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

Many priests acknowledge Respect Life ... Read More »

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 »