The Northern Cross

Procession through Duluth kicks off Eucharistic Revival in the diocese

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Deacon Kyle Eller The Northern Cross 

Led by Bishop Daniel Felton, a diocesan Eucharistic Procession through the eastern half of Duluth June 19, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Jesus, kicked off what the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have called a “Eucharistic Revival” in ... Read More »

Father Nicholas Nelson: There is one true faith, the Catholic faith

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

As far back as I can remember, I have always been convinced of the truth of the Catholic faith. It is something my parents formed in me. I wasn’t always as zealous as I am now. I hadn’t always desired to be a saint, but I always believed in ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: In a post-Roe world, our pro-life convictions have to deepen still more

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

I’ve been pro-life since I knew what the word “abortion” meant. When God called me back to faith, one of the means he used to bring me to the Catholic Church was its pro-life witness, which presented, in an even deeper and more profound way than I had yet ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: Why do we ‘dare’ to say the Lord’s Prayer?

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Curiously, during this past school year I got the same question from more than a few kids. It was about something we priests say in the context of the Mass, and I have to say, the question is a good one, worthy of good answer. Paraphrasing, the question went ... Read More »

Editorial: ‘Vocations season’ an invitation to discern, live out our own call

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

It’s summer, and in addition to warm days, lake life, mosquitoes, barbecues, and all the rest, it is also a time when what the Catechism of the Catholic Church calls “sacraments at the service of communion” — aka holy orders and matrimony — are commonly celebrated.

It’s what we ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: Family gathering at wedding is an eye-opener

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

My niece, who lives on the East Coast, got married. Half of my siblings traveled a long distance and decided to make a week of it. I can’t remember when so many of my brothers and sisters spent that much time with each other.  Betsy KneepkensFaith and Family

I ... Read More »

Bishop Robert Barron: René Girard and the social media swamp

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Bishop Robert Barron Word on Fire 

I had the good fortune last week of conducting a conversation with Luke Burgis, the author of a splendid book called “Wanting: The Power of Mimetic Desire in Everyday Life.” The text is a practical and commonsense application of the theorizing of René ... Read More »

Schools: Mission moments — mission in action 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Jesse Murray Guest columnist 

Five years ago, when Stella Maris Academy was developed from the Catholic schools of Duluth, one small, but important item was added to each planning meeting. This addition brought to life the mission lived out in the daily operations and experiences of our school community. ... Read More »

Diocese takes first step toward possible cause for former FOCUS missionary 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Catholic News Service 

Bishop David D. Kagan of Bismarck announced June 16 the diocese will open an investigation into “the holiness of life and love for God” of North Dakota native Michelle Christine Duppong, who died of cancer Dec. 25, 2015. She was 31. 

At the time of her ... Read More »

Winona-Rochester bishop retires; Bishop Barron is named successor 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Catholic News Service 

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop John M. Quinn of Winona-Rochester and named as his successor Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron of Los Angeles. 

Bishop Quinn, who has headed the Diocese of Winona-Rochester for 13 years, is 76. Canon law requires bishops to ... Read More »