The Northern Cross

Diocese hosts its first Blue Mass

Posted by Megan Carlson

By Deacon Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Bishop Paul Sirba celebrated the diocese’s first Blue Mass May 15 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth. A Blue Mass is held honoring law enforcement, fire safety workers, and other emergency personnel for their dedication and sacrifices, as ... Read More »

New maternity home opens in Duluth

Posted by Megan Carlson

By Deacon Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

A pro-life maternity home in Duluth — Star of the North Maternity Home, operated by Together for Life Northland — will host a grand opening celebration June 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., which will include a blessing of the facility by ... Read More »

Duluth pastor is guest chaplain at Congress for a day

Posted by Megan Carlson

By Deacon Kyle EllerThe Northern Cross

Father Richard Kunst, pastor of St. James and St. Elizabeth in Duluth, had an unusual flock far from home May 9 — the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served as guest chaplain. Father Richard Kunst of Duluth delivers a prayer before the U.S. Congress ... Read More »

Editorial: Remember the facts in the abortion debate

Posted by Megan Carlson

The abortion debate that has sometimes smoldered and sometimes raged since even before the 1973, when the travesty of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision was made, has flared dramatically in recent weeks. States are jockeying to position themselves for the possibility the court could overturn Roe. ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: Homemade pasta was a rebellion against the tyranny of efficiency

Posted by Megan Carlson

Last month, I had a couple of hours to myself at home. I’d been feeling a bit down. I needed supper. The easy chair and the Internet were beckoning — or, to use the correct verb, “tempting.” Deacon KyleEllerMere Catholicism

Instead, I switched things up. I decided to do ... Read More »

Jason Adkins: A church for the poor requires religious freedom

Posted by Megan Carlson

To bring the Gospel to all men and women, not to just the wealthy or intellectuals, Christianity must be incarnated in every aspect of civilization, including politics. This requires that the church be free to cultivate the life of prayer needed to nurture discipleship in people who can, in ... Read More »

Mary Claire Sitek: Forced to confront how the abuse scandal has affected your adult children

Posted by Megan Carlson

In the wake of this terrible crisis presently affecting my church, a new wound is opening up within my own family. It is forcing me to try to justify to my adult children why I remain in the Catholic Church while the sex abuse crisis looms larger now than ... Read More »

News in brief June 2019

Posted by Megan Carlson

Meat bingo

The Knights of Columbus Chisholm Council No. 3539 held its first meat bingo Saturday, May 4, in the St. Joseph Church social hall. There were three sets of 10 games played. Rosary march

The annual Knights of Columbus Rosary March was held at St. Joseph’s in Ball Club on Sunday, ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Including faith in family travels enriches relationships.

Posted by Megan Carlson

With spring comes travel season for the Kneepkens household. There are plenty of events to attend with children in three different geographical areas outside the Northland. We have college events to attend, birthdays to celebrate, and we travel for sports for our two youngest. I enjoy the hopping from ... Read More »

School news in brief June 2019

Posted by Megan Carlson

Gagne Memorial Scholarship

A $10,000 scholarship in memory of Alfred Gagne was presented to Mrs. Julianne Blazevic, principal of Stella Maris Academy — St. James Campus, by his wife, Joyce Gagne, accompanied by their son, Blair Gagne. Alfred was a great supporter of Catholic education and especially had a great love ... Read More »