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Father Richard Kunst: Arguing about religion can be a good thing

Posted by Megan Muhich

You may have heard it said that in the history of the human race, religion has been the cause of war more than anything else. Honestly, I do not believe that. As an amateur student of world history, I think land has been the biggest reason for war between ... Read More »

Father Michael Schmitz: How can ‘curiosity’ be a bad thing?

Posted by Megan Muhich

I have heard that curiosity can be considered a vice. That doesn’t make any sense to me. The advances of science, technology, and social reforms wouldn’t have happened if people had suppressed their natural desire to venture into the unknown and ask questions that challenged the status quo. It ... Read More »

Father Nick Nelson: We must change minds and hearts when it comes to abortion

Posted by Megan Muhich

The month of October is dedicated to the rosary. The month of October is also the month we dedicate to protecting the unborn. The two are related, as the rosary is one of the primary weapons against the evil of abortion. Father Nick NelsonHanding on the Faith

In just ... Read More »

Betsy Kneepkens: We shouldn’t be ignoring children of divorce

Posted by Megan Muhich

Nearly every topic, syndrome, or condition that exists has been overly studied. As a culture, it seems when we want to move a particular agenda, those change agents can find a study that supports their cause even though there are a number of other studies that do not. Once ... Read More »

Schmitz named maternity home program director

Posted by Megan Muhich

The Northern Cross

The board of directors for Together for Life Northland in September announced the hiring of Mary Schmitz as program director for its Star of the North Maternity Home, effective Sept. 3.

Schmitz has had many years of experience working with young women and girls, officials said. Upon ... Read More »

Life news in brief October 2019

Posted by Megan Muhich

40 Days for Life

The Duluth 40 Days for life is happening all month at the Building for Women, 32 E. First St., Duluth. For more information or to register for vigil hours visit 40daysforlife.com/local-campaigns/Duluth. Prayer warriors are needed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day from Sept. 25 ... Read More »

News in brief October 2019

Posted by Megan Muhich

Magnificat workshop

Our Lady of the Lakes Magnificat will host a Magnificat workshop featuring Sister Linda Koontz on Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 210 Division St., Walker. Friday’s workshop will begin at 6 p.m. with registration at 5:30 p.m. Saturday registration begins at 8:30 a.m. ... Read More »

School news in brief October 2019

Posted by Megan Muhich

Registration is still open

Registration at the Catholic Schools in the diocese remains open. Please contact your school for more information.

Brainerd: St. Francis of the Lakes School, 817 Juniper St., 56401; (218) 829-2344; www.stfranciscatholicschool.org; [email protected]: Queen of Peace School, 102 Fourth St., 55720; (218) 879-8516; www.queenofpeaceschool.org; [email protected]: Stella Maris ... Read More »

Lisa Kvas: Trusting providence in unexpected new role as principal

Posted by Megan Muhich

Just a couple of months ago, I accepted the job as principal of our Marquette Catholic School in Virginia. I’d like to say that I had perfectly planned for this role and taken every opportunity to prepare for it over my 25-year professional life, but I can’t. Ironically enough, ... Read More »

Calendar October 2019

Posted by Megan Muhich

Magnificat workshop

Our Lady of the Lakes Magnificat will host a Magnificat workshop featuring Sister Linda Koontz Friday, Oct. 4, and Saturday, Oct. 5, at St. Agnes Church, 210 Division St., Walker. Friday’s workshop will begin at 6 p.m. with registration at 5:30 p.m. Saturday registration begins at 8:30 a.m. with workshop ... Read More »