The Northern Cross

Father Nick Nelson: Go to Mass to worship God, not to ‘get’ something

Posted by Megan Muhich

Life is full of paradoxes. A paradox is a seeming contradiction. What seems to be the case isn’t the case. Take for example happiness and fulfillment. It would seem that to be happy, I need to make sure I look out for “numero uno.” If I want fulfillment, I ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: How can I offer correction to family members?

Posted by Megan Muhich

I have family members who are Catholic, but they openly do not live as Catholics. I don’t know how to offer them correction. What do I do? Father Michael SchmitzAsk Father Mike

I think that most anybody reading this column will be able to relate to what you described. ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Spinning flies give insight into how to think of Satan

Posted by Megan Muhich

This is the time of the year when flies become weird. The summer has wrapped up, colder weather is upon us, and flies just don’t know how to be flies anymore. They don’t know how to move fast, unless it is on their back spinning a hundred miles per ... Read More »

Life news in brief September 2019

Posted by Megan Muhich

40 Days for Life

The Duluth 40 Days for life starts Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Building for Women, 32 E. First St., Duluth. For more information or to register for vigil hours visit 40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/Duluth. Prayer warriors are needed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day from Sept. 25 to ... Read More »

News in brief September 2019

Posted by Megan Muhich

Built Upon a Rock Fest

Got your tickets? Wait, you don’t need any! Built Upon a Rock Fest, the third annual free Catholic concert, is set for Saturday, Sept. 14, on the grounds of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary. Admission is free, there will be free ... Read More »

School news in brief September 2019

Posted by Megan Muhich

New playgrounds

Thanks to a generous donation to upgrade all Stella Maris Academy playgrounds, the St. John’s campus of Stella Maris will be upgrading its playground area with a crossway climber, an extended reflex, and a maypole, which were voted on by the students at the end of the school ... Read More »

Jenifer Nagel: Looking forward to a new role as principal

Posted by Megan Muhich

As most educators are, I am excited and anxious for the new school year to begin. Summer vacation was a well-needed break from another busy school year, but once again I am looking forward to the walls of the school echoing with students’ laughter and excitement.

I find myself ... Read More »

Calendar September 2019

Posted by Megan Muhich

Carmelite community

A third order Carmelite community meets monthly at St. Joseph’s Church, 315 S.W. 21st St., Grand Rapids. Meetings are held the first Saturday of each month. Rosary at 8:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 9 a.m., and morning prayer. Meeting at 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. For information ... Read More »

Catholic rock fest returns with Nashville priest as headliner

Posted by Megan Muhich

By Deacon Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross Father Kevin McGoldrick

Built Upon a Rock Fest, the free outdoor Catholic rock concert, is back Sept. 14 for its third year on the grounds of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth, and there is one big difference between this ... Read More »

Faith in the Public Arena: Promoting the common good is not a spectator sport

Posted by Megan Muhich

After five very blessed years as associate director for public policy with the Minnesota Catholic Conference, I have decided to pursue a new opportunity with Catholic Education Partners, an organization whose mission is to advance public policies that empower families and children to enjoy the benefits of a Catholic ... Read More »