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News in brief

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Ultrasound fundraiser 

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Knights of Columbus Itasca Council 2840 raised $36,000 to purchase an ultrasound machine for the local pregnancy care center in Deer River. Monies were donated by the Brother Knights above and beyond their usual donations to churches, pro-life organizations, and other worthy causes in their ... Read More »

Bishop Robert Barron: Proportionalism: an old but stubborn foe

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By Bishop Robert Barron Word on Fire 

Speaking last week at a conference in Italy, Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life and grand chancellor of the John Paul II Pontifical Theological Institute for Marriage and Family Sciences, seemed to suggest that, under certain circumstances, the assisted ... Read More »

Let’s make it easier for families to welcome their newest members 

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Inside the Capitol 

The Families First Project is an advocacy campaign of the Minnesota Catholic Conference to remove economic roadblocks that Minnesotans confront along their journey of forming and raising a family. This week’s column focuses on one Families First policy proposal that would make life a bit easier ... Read More »

Schools: Creating an immersively Catholic environment in our schools 

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By David Douglas Guest Columnist 

One of the hardest parts of running a Catholic school mission is to create an immersively Catholic environment, and the biggest piece of that is finding practicing Catholics willing and able to teach. 

For one thing, our parish schools are not well calibrated to the ... Read More »

Schools in brief

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Stella Maris Academy’s spring gala, known as the Stellabration, will be held Friday, May 19, at Stella Maris Academy - High School Campus, 4321 Allendale Ave., Duluth. Enjoy an evening of fine foods, drinks, an auction, and a dance. For more information and to purchase your tickets, visit ... Read More »

Life news in brief 

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Engaged Weekend 

An in-person Engaged Weekend is scheduled for June 17-18 at St. Benedict Church in Duluth. Engaged Weekends are part of the preparation for couples as they ready to approach the sacrament of matrimony. More information and registration can be found at  Retrouvaille 

Thinking about separation or divorce? ... Read More »

Days gone by 

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75 years ago — May 1948 

A new organ was installed at St. Mary Church in Marble. The organ was purchased by members of the parish Council of Catholic Women. On May 16, the Hon. E. J. Kenny, judge of district court, was the guest speaker at the Knights of Columbus ... Read More »


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May 2023

Chum, 102 W. Second St., Duluth, is in need of food items to help fill its food shelf. Items they are most in need of include canned fruits and vegetables, canned tuna and chicken, peanut butter, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, canned soups, and juice. Visit the ... Read More »


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May 2023 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 ... Read More »

Bishop celebrates Chrism Mass 

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  Photo by Liz Gjovik / For The Northern Cross 

Clergy and faithful of the Diocese of Duluth gathered with Bishop Daniel Felton for the annual Chrism Mass Monday, April 3, at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth.

The liturgy, celebrated during Holy Week before ... Read More »