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Thank you for your warm welcome as your bishop

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Bishop Daniel Felton   Believe in the Good News

Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! If we have not had the occasion to meet, allow me to introduce myself. I am Bishop Daniel Felton. Inspired by the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis has appointed me as the tenth ... Read More »

Father Peterson finding comfort, joy in first days as a priest

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

Father Trevor Peterson, who was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Daniel Felton June 4, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, had already seen a bit of life by the time he entered seminary. 

Born to the late Wendell and ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: One more group that sacrificed during the pandemic needs our respect

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Is this pandemic coming to an end? It certainly feels like we have turned a corner. You hear “experts” express concerns about the future strains, but we are moving back to normalcy for now. Betsy KneepkensFaith and Family

I think we could all write a book about the impact ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: Addressing race through the light of the Gospel

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Amid all the signs of moral decay in society around us and among us, to me one of the saddest is the resurgence of open racism. It’s probably shallow and naive and even privileged of me, but I thought we were better than this.  Deacon Kyle EllerMere Catholicism

In ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: ‘What we own, we owe’: advice for the next homily about money

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

As we all know, the priesthood is a pretty unique profession. From the faith perspective, we call it a vocation, because that is what it is — a calling from God. From a secular perspective, it is a very unique job for many reasons, one of which I am ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: Dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Growing up, I was constantly playing sports. I was on many traveling soccer and hockey teams, as were my sisters and brother. At times it seemed we were traveling at least twice a month for tournaments. Today, I think that was way too much, and we as priests and ... Read More »

Benedictine senior vice president appointments

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By The Northern Cross Laura Campbell

Laura Campbell has been appointed as senior vice president for people development, and Gift Matemba-Mutasa has been appointed to senior vice president for marketing. Benedictine is a leading faith-based provider of senior care and senior living services in the Midwest.

At Benedictine, Campbell ... Read More »

Editorial: Forcing taxpayers to fund abortion is extreme and wrong

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Our Catholic faith rightly demands that we protect innocent human life and therefore that we oppose abortion and oppose laws permitting abortion. This is a straightforward matter of justice in service to the common good.

In our complex form of government, as our nearly 50 year battle to undo ... Read More »

Schools: A letter from the new president of Stella Maris Academy

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Andrew Hilliker   Guest columnist


My name is Andrew Hilliker, and I am excited to introduce myself to the Diocese of Duluth community! Over the last few years, I have had the privilege of visiting Stella Maris on a few occasions, and each time I witnessed the exceptional ... Read More »

News in brief

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

CREED funding 

The Office of Catechesis at the Diocese of Duluth would like to thank the CREED fund for the following grants in this past fiscal year, 2020-21:  FORMED Digital Platform: The CREED fund provided 100% of the subscription costs for a year subscription to for 28 parishes ... Read More »