The Northern Cross

Matthew Miller ordained a deacon

Posted by Kyle Eller

  The Northern Cross Matthew Miller was one of 31 seminarians from the Pontifical North American College ordained to the transitional diaconate Thursday, Oct. 3, in Rome. The Most Rev. Robert P. Deely, J.C.D, Bishop of Portland, Maine, was the ordaining prelate at the ordination Mass in the Basilica ... Read More »

Sever to be ordained permanent deacon Nov. 24

Posted by Kyle Eller

  The Northern Cross Paul Sever Paul Alan Sever, 59, is scheduled to be ordained a permanent deacon for the Diocese of Duluth Sunday, Nov. 24, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth. He and his wife, Beth, have two sons, Minh and Andrew. Sever ... Read More »

Court gives final approval to bankruptcy resolution

Posted by Kyle Eller

  By Deacon Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross “Our first thoughts today are with the innocent people who suffered abuse,” said Bishop Paul Sirba at a press conference the afternoon of Oct. 21 at the Pastoral Center in Duluth, hours after bankruptcy Judge Robert Kressel of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court ... Read More »

Faith in the Public Arena: Integral ecology as antidote to environmentalist pseudo religion

Posted by Megan Muhich

 Catholic social teaching is not a set of policy prescriptions or an attempt to tell people how to vote. Rather, it is a mental framework through which we address challenging social problems in light of the Gospel.

Jason AdkinsFaith in the Public Arena

Understanding and putting into practice Catholic ... Read More »

Editorial: We need to ask Jesus for healing

Posted by Megan Muhich

In response to a reporter’s question this month, Bishop Paul Sirba spoke movingly of how widespread the suffering of the abuse crisis is. It begins first and foremost with the suffering of those who have been abused, who deserve priority.

But it doesn’t stop there, he noted. It ripples ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: St. John Henry Newman — a saint whose voice is needed

Posted by Megan Muhich

I suspect most other English-speaking converts to the Catholic faith, especially those who delight in the Catholic intellectual tradition, felt much the same joy as I did at the news that Cardinal John Henry Newman was to be canonized. Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

St. John Henry Newman’s legacy is ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: If your adult children no longer practice the faith, it’s probably not your fault

Posted by Megan Muhich

In any profession, or even anything we do, there are routines, things that come up so often that you don’t have to give it a lot of thought. Routines by their nature are repetitive and so often seemed diminished in importance. Father RichardKunstApologetics

My life as a pastor has ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: How can I step out of the ‘blame loop’?

Posted by Megan Muhich

I have been really hurt by people in my life. But most of the bad stuff in my life is my fault. Still, I can’t stop blaming myself and blaming them for hurting me. Father Michael SchmitzAsk Father Mike

Thank you for writing. In your actual letter, you summarized ... Read More »

Father Nick Nelson: The four last things — nothing in this life is worth missing heaven for

Posted by Megan Muhich

In the liturgical rhythm of the year, the church focuses on various realities of the Christian life. For example, during Lent we remember Christ’s temptations in the desert and we give extra effort to root out sin in our life. Father Nick NelsonHanding on the Faith

During the month ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Ask questions to help break through our growing incivility this Thanksgiving

Posted by Megan Muhich

One of my favorite holidays is Thanksgiving. For me, few things are more satisfying than spending a whole day in gratitude. OK, eating some of my favorite foods all day certainly doesn’t hurt the cause, either. Betsy KneepkensFaith and Family

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t find the pause ... Read More »