The Northern Cross

Schools Column: Local Catholic schools above national average when it comes to Catholic faith

Posted by Megan Muhich

*The CREED Fund provides financial support of educational opportunities for the enrichment of faith and the spreading of the Gospel by the laity, deacons, priests, and Catholic schools in the Diocese. The fund is supported in part by the Evangelization Through Education capital campaign.

Do you remember once a ... Read More »

School news in brief February 2020

Posted by Megan Muhich

Catholic schools

Catholic schools in the diocese will soon begin registration for the 2019-20 school year. Please contact your local Catholic school to find out more about registering your child.Brainerd: St. Francis of the Lakes School, 817 Juniper St., 56401; (218) 829-2344;; [email protected]: Queen of Peace School, 102 ... Read More »

Father Richard Kunst: When the church seems to be 'always' talking about money

Posted by Megan Muhich

In the years that I have been a priest, the vast majority of my parishioners have known that my least favorite subject to talk about is money. But I have had some of the parishes that actually think it is my very favorite subject to preach about! This is ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: How do I get better at being generous

Posted by Megan Muhich

I find myself being less-than-generous quite often. I want to have a better attitude, but people keep wanting things from me: they want my time, my help, and my financial support. How do I get better at being generous? Father Michael SchmitzAsk Father Mike

This is a fantastic question. ... Read More »

Father Nick Nelson: Where's that in the Bible?

Posted by Megan Muhich

Very often people will chide Catholics about a particular belief, saying, “Where is that in the Bible?” Or even well-intentioned Catholics sometimes will ask me to show them where this or that teaching is in the Bible. Father Nick NelsonHanding on the Faith

And while we can find good ... Read More »

Calendar February 2020

Posted by Megan Muhich

Mass on TV

The Diocese of Duluth sponsors a televised Mass at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on WDIO-Duluth and WIRT-Hibbing. Donations are welcome and can be sent to TV Mass, 2830 E. Fourth St., Duluth, ... Read More »

A message from the Sirba family

Posted by Kyle Eller

To the People of the Diocese of Duluth,

Our family would like to express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the outpouring of sympathy and consolation at the sudden passing of our beloved brother, your shepherd, Bishop Paul Sirba.

The hundreds of cards we have received were full of ... Read More »

Obituaries January 2020

Posted by Megan Muhich

Father Clement Nicholas Gustin, 94 Father Clement Nicholas Gustin

The Crosier Fathers and Brothers mourn the loss of Father Clement “Clem” Nicholas Gustin, OSC, who was born Oct. 2, 1925, to Michael and Rose (Schmidt) Gustin in Flasher, North Dakota.

He died in Onamia Nov. 2, 2019 at Mille ... Read More »

News in brief January 2020

Posted by Megan Muhich

Last Mass at Immaculate Conception Church

On the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, parishioners gathered at the church of the Immaculate Conception for the final Mass. The church has a long history dating back to 1906 in North Hibbing, moving to Hibbing in 1920, and the current church ... Read More »

MCC releases new Laudato si’ study guide

Posted by Megan Muhich

The Northern Cross

The Minnesota Catholic Conference, Conference, the public policy voice of the Catholic Church in Minnesota, is excited to unveil its newly developed “Minnesota, Our Common Home” resources: the “Study Guide Version,” and “Ecological Examen.” These two publications act as satellite resources to the educational text, entitled ... Read More »