The Northern Cross

Schools: A visit from our shepherd

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By Jennifer Nagel, Michelle Johnson, and Chrysa Kostecka Guest columnists

“Where the Bishop is present, there is the Catholic Church.” — St. Ignatius of Antioch (Photos courtesy of Amy Kalthoff)

On the feast of All Souls, Nov. 2, staff and students of St. Francis of the Lakes Catholic School ... Read More »

News in brief

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Eucharistic miracles exhibit

   (Submitted photos)

St. Christopher’s Church in Nisswa, of the Our Lady of the Lakes parish, recently featured a large exhibit of eucharistic miracles. The exhibit consisted of 151 colorful and beautifully illustrated panels, each documenting the stories of eucharistic miracles that have happened in many ... Read More »


Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

December 2021 Editor’s note: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, schedules can rapidly change. 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 ... Read More »


Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

CHUM Duluth is in need of the following items: working cell phones with chargers, sonic alarms, handwarmers, heavy boots, heavy winter jackets, double knit or fleece-lined hats, one size knit gloves, gel pens, and adult coloring books. Also needed are candles, non-perishable microwaveable meals, snack sized bags of chips, ... Read More »

Life news in brief

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Respect Life Essay Contest 

The annual Respect Life Essay Contest sponsored by the department of Marriage, Family, and Life of the Diocese of Duluth has begun. The essay contest strives to promote middle- and high-school students' abilities to articulate the arguments for respecting life. This year's theme is "Protector ... Read More »

Schools in brief

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Give to the Max Day results

Contributors donated $12,765 via the St. Francis Catholic School Foundation Give to the Max Day page. This was the highest amount they have raised through this annual giving day. Of the 220 central Minnesota nonprofits that participated in the event, the St. Francis ... Read More »

Pope names auxiliary bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis to Crookston, Minn.

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By Catholic News Service

Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens of St. Paul and Minneapolis to head the Diocese of Crookston. Auxiliary Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens of St. Paul and Minneapolis is seen in this undated photo. Pope Francis appointed him to head the Diocese of ... Read More »

First monastic profession 

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

Sister Jayne Erickson made her first monastic profession on Friday, Sept. 17, in Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel at evening prayer. Submitted photo

The duration of first monastic profession is three to six years. It is a time of fuller immersion in the Benedictine way of life, a ... Read More »

Washington cardinal ordains deacons from North American College in Rome

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By Carol Glatz Catholic News Service

Cardinal Wilton D. Gregory of Washington ordained 21 men from the Pontifical North American College to the diaconate Sept. 30 in St. Peter’s Basilica. One of them was Deacon Daniel Richard Hammer, 27, of the Diocese of Duluth. Deacon Daniel Hammer

Hundreds of ... Read More »

Beyond Respect Life Month: Combatting the throwaway culture every day at every stage

Posted by Elizabeth Gjovik

By the Minnesota Catholic Conference Inside the Capitol 

“Watch out, stay alert; for you do not know when the appointed time is” (Mark 13:33). St. Mark reminds us in his Gospel that we know not when the Son of Man will return. We can apply this to our call to ... Read More »