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Deacon Kyle Eller: Trusting Jesus in the midst of suffering

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

It must have been February 2007 when I made my first formal silent retreat in a hermitage at Pacem in Terris in St. Francis. Looking out the window of my hermitage at the oak trees in the winter woods and praying, I found myself meditating, as I often do, ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Even the weird Bible passages are pertinent to us

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

There is some really weird stuff in the Old Testament, and sometimes it shows up in the readings at Mass, more often in the weekday readings because there are obviously more of those than Sundays. It is easy for priests, who preach every day, to skirt past these readings ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: Getting Jesus’ early years right

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

We are still in the Christmas season, and the infancy narrative events for the liturgical year don’t end until Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord in the Temple on Feb. 2. Looking at Jesus’ early years, it can be hard to put all the events of the infancy ... Read More »

Bishop Daniel Felton: Let’s listen — Part II

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

In the last issue of The Northern Cross, I talked about the upcoming Let’s Listen sessions. Recap of Let’s Listen Part I Bishop Daniel FeltonBelieve in the Good News

The background to Let’s Listen is centered in what I believe is a dawning moment in our diocese. It is ... Read More »

Editorial: Bible in a Year a good resolution for the new year 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

As the calendar page turned over to 2021 a year ago, one of the major surprises was that the No. 1 podcast in America — not just religious podcasts but all podcasts, going head to head with This American Life and National Public Radio and Joe Rogan — was ... Read More »

Ask Father Mike: Sin isn’t a necessary evil; aim to know goodness well

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Editor’s note: Father Schmitz is off this month. This reprint column appeared in the Jan. 2015 edition of The Northern Cross.

Question: Do you really believe that sins are the measurement of your passes to heaven? I don’t think so. Sins are necessary to life. How would you know ... Read More »

A Christmas message from Bishop Daniel Felton

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Dear Followers and Friends of Jesus,

May I take this occasion to wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas! The birth of the Son of God into our world is THE game changer for all eternity. It is in the birth of Jesus Christ as our ... Read More »

Suzanne Lott is first consecrated virgin for the Diocese of Duluth

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross

The Thursday after her consecration, the joy set in for Suzanne Lott: “I’m espoused to Jesus, and that’s forever!” Suzanne Lott, the first consecrated virgin in the Diocese of Duluth, stands with Bishop Daniel Felton at the conclusion of her consecration Mass. ... Read More »

Seminary’s preparation year helps men discern vocation more deeply

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Susan Klemond Catholic News Service

As Dominic Wolters takes this year to prepare to fully participate in priestly formation at St. Paul Seminary, he’s growing spiritually and discerning more deeply — and he isn’t missing his Twitter feed that much. In this undated photo, Jordan Danielson, left, of the ... Read More »