The 2022 archive of Daily News

Resources for women, mothers, fathers, and children

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Betsy Kneepkens The Northern Cross 

Even before Roe v. Wade was decided in January 1973, pro-life advocates were behind the scenes establishing organizations to help support women, babies, and families who found themselves in what they perceived was a crisis pregnancy. When the Supreme Court passed Roe v. Wade, ... Read More »

Davidson family’s new overseas mission another step in a longtime call 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

From northern Minnesota to Cambodia

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

“She’s known since she was 10 that she was going to be a missionary, and I’ve known since I met her that I was going to be a missionary,” jokes Nic Davidson about his wife Jacelyn. 

Both grew ... Read More »

Deans appointed

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By The Northern Cross 

Bishop Daniel Felton has made the following appointments of priests as deans of their respective deaneries, effective July 1, 2022:  Father Daniel Weiske, Hibbing Deanery  Father Brandon Moravitz, Virginia Deanery Father Joseph Sirba, Cloquet Deanery Father Steve Langenbrunner, Duluth Deanery Father Michael Garry, Brainerd Deanery 

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Priesthood Jubilees

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

60 years 

Father Lloyd Mudrak Father Lloyd Mudrak

Father Lloyd Mudrak was ordained to the priesthood on June 2, 1962, at Holy Rosary Church in Duluth by Bishop Francis J. Schenk for the Diocese of Duluth. Father Mudrak attended high school and college at Nazareth Hall and attended St. Paul Seminary.

During Father Mudrak’s ministry, he served at St. Joseph, Chisholm; St. Francis, Brainerd; St. Anthony, Duluth; Cass Lake; Holy Spirit, Virginia; Sacred Heart, Virginia; Sacred Heart, Mountain Iron; Mary Immaculate, Coleraine; St. Mary, Marble; and St. Joseph, ... Read More »

Combating the throwaway culture from womb to tomb

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By the Minnesota Catholic Conference  Opposing pro-abortion policies 

As the legislative session winds down, lawmakers are pushing bills that energize their supporters ahead of the election. This was visible on May 12 when the Minnesota Senate Democrats attempted to vote on nine bills, some of which promoted pro-abortion ideology. ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Son’s vocation as a doctor is something they ‘can’t take away’

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

It was a gorgeous spring day, I think the third one of this season. This day was in the making for 13 years. My eighth-grader participated in a competitive history day project at Holy Rosary School with his best buddy. The project studied three innovative scientists who developed cardiac ... Read More »

Editorial: Paying attention to the ‘throwaway culture’

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Pope Francis often has lively turns of phrase, and one of the more memorable expressions of his papacy — and one with real staying power — is what he calls the “throwaway society.” 

The idea is that so often in the modern world we are tempted to treat people ... Read More »

Minnesota’s bishops respond to Department of the Interior Native American boarding schools report 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By The Northern Cross 

Earlier this year, based on news reports coming from Canada and the announcement by the U.S. Department of the Interior that it would issue a report related to the legacy of Native American boarding schools in this country, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops expressed ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Is a near death experience death?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

When I was in junior high school I got a book from my grandmother that was titled “Beyond Death’s Door.” It was a book composed of a semblance of stories from people who had “near death” experiences. It was a heck of a book for a middle schooler to ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: Who should distribute Holy Communion?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

This month we will celebrate the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ. It is important that we truly appreciate the sacredness of such a gift. It is truly Jesus’ living presence, present before us! We use sacred vessels for Mass because of the sacredness of ... Read More »