The Northern Cross

School news in brief August 2019

Posted by Megan Muhich

Registration is now open

Registration at the Catholic Schools in the diocese is now open. Please contact your school for more information.Brainerd: St. Francis of the Lakes School, 817 Juniper St., 56401; (218) 829-2344;; [email protected]: Queen of Peace School, 102 Fourth St., 55720; (218) 879-8516;; [email protected]: Stella Maris ... Read More »

Teresa Kenney: When a strong community becomes a second family

Posted by Megan Muhich

With tears streaming down his cheeks, my fourth grade son, Peter, stood slumped before me and fiercely whispered, “But Mom, you don’t understand. This place really is like a second home to me!” It was the last day of school, and my fourth grader was struggling to say goodbye ... Read More »

News in brief August 2019

Posted by Megan Muhich

Totus Tuus

Left: Father Gabriel Waweru is pictured with the Totus Tuus team and the new parish director of religious education, Daly Meyrs, on the right. Right: Blessed Sacrament Parish, along with parishes across the Diocese of Duluth, offered the Totus Tuus program for over children this summer. On ... Read More »

Calendar August 2019

Posted by Megan Muhich

Carmelite community

A third order Carmelite community meets monthly at St. Joseph’s Church, 315 S.W. 21st St., Grand Rapids. Meetings are held the first Saturday of each month. Rosary at 8:30 a.m., followed by Mass at 9 a.m., and morning prayer. Meeting at 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. For information ... Read More »

Obituary July 2019

Posted by Megan Muhich

Benedictine Sister Marguerite Baxter, 94

Sister Marguerite Baxter, OSB, age 94, died at St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth on Tuesday, June 4, in her 72nd year of consecrated life.

Born in Iron Mountain, Michigan, on February 22, 1925, she was the daughter of Charles and Margaret (Scully) Baxter. The youngest ... Read More »

Priesthood jubilees 2019

Posted by Megan Muhich

60 years Father Noel Stretton

Father Noel Stretton was ordained to the priesthood by the Most Reverend John McQuaid, D.D. at All Hallow’s in Dublin, Ireland, on June 14, 1959, for the Diocese of Duluth.

Father Stretton is the son of Michael and Margaret Stretton. He attended high school ... Read More »

Bishop Sirba blesses parish building projects, leads procession in Brainerd

Posted by Megan Muhich

The Northern Cross Bishop Paul Sirba blesses St. Francis Church in Brainerd with holy water. The parish recently completed a $3.5 million building project to improve parish facilities. (Submitted photo)

Parishes in the Brainerd area had a lot going on June 22-23, as Duluth Bishop Paul Sirba was present ... Read More »

New Ulm Diocese reaches bankruptcy agreement

Posted by Megan Muhich

The Northern Cross

The Diocese of New Ulm, its parishes, and victims and survivors of clergy sexual abuse reached a $34 million settlement in its bankruptcy case, the parties announcedJune 26.

“The settlement represents our commitment to finding a fair resolution for victims and survivors of sexual abuse while ... Read More »

Editorial: Freedom of conscience still needs defending

Posted by Megan Muhich

The Second Vatican Council declared that “the human person has a right to religious freedom. This freedom means that all men are to be immune from coercion on the part of individuals or of social groups and of any human power, in such wise that no one is to ... Read More »

Deacon Kyle Eller: Dealing with the weariness of our seemingly endless culture war

Posted by Megan Muhich

Many years ago, at the height of the Iraq War, I got an email newsletter from a well-known evangelical Protestant pro-life and pro-family group. In it was a deeply unworthy column mocking concerns over the torture of prisoners that had come to public prominence at that time. Deacon Kyle ... Read More »