The Northern Cross

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 »

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

Posted by Kyle Eller

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 Kyle Eller

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 »

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 »

Faith in the Public Arena: Finding common ground for the common good

Posted by Kyle Eller

When I came back to the Catholic Church 20 years ago, it was due in large part to the church’s public witness defending the sanctity of life in the womb. Since then, my experience of the Catholic faith has broadened my pro-life convictions into a concern for human life ... Read More »

Life news in brief

Posted by Megan Carlson

Post abortion ministry

Hurting after abortion? You are not alone. The Diocese of Duluth is here to help you heal through its post-abortion ministry, Project Rachel. This ministry offers a confidential helpline for you to speak with someone about your experience. A willing person to listen who has been ... Read More »

School news in brief

Posted by Megan Carlson

Catholic School's Week Among the many activities of Catholic School’s Week, the children of Assumption School in Hibbing dressed as tourists and were guided around the campus and church. The fifth grade class stopped in at the sacristy, where they were greeted by Father Gabriel Waweru.St. Francis of the Lakes ... Read More »

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

Posted by Kyle Eller

By Patrice Critchley-MenorFor 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, with her ... Read More »

Jesse Murray: Catholic schools foster love of what is true, good, and beautiful

Posted by Megan Carlson

As a principal, it is my prayer that each student enters their school inspired for greatness. That is God’s plan, right? As adults of the faith, we know that God has a unique and special plan for each one of us. We have purpose and can journey to understand ... Read More »

Calendar

Posted by Megan Carlson

Kateri Circle (Deer River) Sts. Joseph and Mary Kateri Circle meets each month at St. Mary Church, 15 First Ave. N.E., Deer River. The circle also sponsors a book discussion. Contact Claudia at (218) 398-1757 for more information. Adult Faith Formation Five locations around the diocese are hosting Adult Faith ... Read More »