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CRS Rice Bowl is a way to help practice Lent more fully

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Patrice Critchley-Menor / For The Northern Cross Through CRS Rice Bowl, we share the journey with members of our human family around the world, and commit our Lenten prayers, fasting, and almsgiving to deepening our faith and serving those in need. Portrait of Norma Candelaria Pu Perpuac, 23, ... Read More »

Father Nick Nelson: The sources of temptation — the flesh, the world, and the devil

Posted by Kyle Eller

As we begin the holy season of Lent, we find ourselves in the desert with Jesus. The Gospel for the First Sunday of Lent is always the temptation of Jesus in the desert. We are familiar with the three temptations. These three temptations have been traditionally known as the ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: In a culture that won’t forgive, we must forgive all the more

Posted by Kyle Eller

One of the most striking characteristics of American life in recent years may be its growing mercilessness. Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism Having difficulty forgiving others is an old story, one nearly all of us of every age wrestle with at some point. Someone wounds us, we know we should ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: What should you do for Lent this year? A guide

Posted by Megan Carlson

With Lent on its way, I never know how to choose a “thing.” Do you have any suggestions for how to pick something to do for Lent? That’s a great (and perennial) question. I have personally had a tough time choosing the right thing in the past. How does ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: 50 words for snow? We need more words for love

Posted by Megan Carlson

When I was a kid, I remember hearing about “Eskimo kisses.” I suspect most readers have heard of that term. My understanding was that an Eskimo kiss was the action of rubbing your nose with the nose of someone else. Father Richard KunstApologetics Now, I never gave any thought ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Protecting children from the hidden danger inside our homes — porn

Posted by Megan Carlson

As a teenager, working and socializing in downtown Chicago, I learned through habit and culture the things you needed to do to keep yourself safe. Every circumstance included a series of choices, and you learned where to go and where not to go. You discovered ways to walk with ... Read More »

Editorial: Build your faith — go to the men’s conference or women’s conference

Posted by Kyle Eller

Every year the faithful of the Diocese of Duluth are blessed to have two great, day-long conferences, one for men and one for women. March is the month for them this year, and we wanted to remind you one last time. These conferences have some things in common. They ... Read More »

Bishop Paul Sirba: Meditate on our redemption — from Jesus’ perspective

Posted by Kyle Eller

What would happen if the whole physical universe, with its billion and billions of galaxies and stars, rested on only one point like an immense overturned pyramid? Can you even imagine what pressure that point would have to bear? Do you remember as a child when we would “hog ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Which children are really ‘sheltered’? Those who don’t know about Jesus

Posted by Kyle Eller

Some have suggested that my husband and I have sheltered our children. I cannot deny the fact that we intentionally made decisions to shield our kids from potentially harmful situations or incidents that would negatively impact the foundation we were trying to provide them. I am not just talking ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Inviting ‘Christmas and Easter Catholics’ back to Mass should be our main goal

Posted by Kyle Eller

I like to bring humor into classes I teach and homilies that I preach, because I think humor is a good way to get through to people about the importance of faith. As I look back on my ministry I remember many times when certain points of humor were ... Read More »