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Bishop Morlino dies; increasing vocations was one of his top priorities

Bishop Morlino dies; increasing vocations was one of his top priorities

| November 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Bishop Robert C. Morlino, the fourth bishop of Madison, Wis., died Nov. 24 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. He was 71.

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Make some desert in your Advent

Make some desert in your Advent

| Liz Kelly | November 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

It was just one of those days. I found myself sitting at my desk, overwhelmed with work and deadlines and decisions to be made, deep concerns over loved ones seriously ill. I love my work and my life, but it was just piling so high. I needed to go walk in the desert with Jesus a while.

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The Eucharist as thanksgiving

The Eucharist as thanksgiving

| Father Michael Van Sloun | November 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

You have no idea how many people have told me, “I don’t get anything out of Mass.” I am quick to reply, “You have it backwards. You don’t come to Mass to get something. You come to Mass to give something, and that something is your thanks to our good and gracious God for the blessings that you have received.”

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Lay Advisory Board to help promote healing, renewed sense of mission

Lay Advisory Board to help promote healing, renewed sense of mission

| Joe Ruff | November 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Recognizing the many gifts the laity bring to the Church, Archbishop Bernard Hebda is forming a Lay Advisory Board to meet with him quarterly, helping him promote healing and a renewed sense of mission in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

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Pope recognizes martyrdom of former Cretin High School teacher

Pope recognizes martyrdom of former Cretin High School teacher

| Cindy Wooden | November 8, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of De La Salle Christian Brother James Miller, who was born in Wisconsin and was shot to death in Guatemala in 1982.

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Use your words

Use your words

| Laura Kelly Fanucci | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Two groups ask me often what they can do to help their children grow in faith: parents of toddlers and parents of young adults.

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Surveying the vocations landscape

Surveying the vocations landscape

| Father David Blume | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

In this National Vocation Awareness Week, we take time to lift up the vocations of priesthood, consecrated life and the diaconate. There is plenty of good news to share!

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Choosing gratitude

Choosing gratitude

| Kate Soucheray | November 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s so easy to see the things that are imperfect, drive us crazy or are disappointing in our lives. We know that allowing ourselves to focus on these aspects of life is not uplifting or energizing, and yet, if that’s what we’ve been doing, that’s where we so often go. Allowing ourselves to change our focus is often easier said than done. But it is possible, and, for lasting happiness, necessary.

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‘V Encuentro’ truly an encounter of people, ideas, faith, Church

‘V Encuentro’ truly an encounter of people, ideas, faith, Church

| Estela Villagran Manancero | October 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Only a few weeks after the national V Encuentro gathering in Grapevine, Texas, the theme song that rocked the house, especially with all the dance movements, still resonates in my head: “Nuestra alegría está en el servicio, nuestra misión es evangelizar. Nuestra cultura es del encuentro con nuestro Dios y la humanidad; Our joy is in service, our mission is evangelization. Our culture is of encounter with our God and humanity.”

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Become what you receive

Become what you receive

| Father Michael Van Sloun | October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Eucharist has a transformative effect. If we cooperate, the Eucharist has the power to change us, not in a small way, but in a major way, to re-create us into a new and better person. When Jesus gave us the Eucharist at the Last Supper and asked us to “do this in memory of me,” he asked us to receive him, the bread of life, true bread from heaven (Jn 6:41), on a regular basis, because of his deep desire that each of us would have a complete makeover, a total transformation.

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Being Catholic online — problems and possibilities

Being Catholic online — problems and possibilities

| Jana Marguerite Bennett | October 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Is there a theology of social media? Our sacramental tradition values our bodily natures and the material substances of wine, bread, oil and water. Social media seem to overlook our bodies, instead drawing us into an abstract world of words and images.

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March for Life in January will emphasize ‘pro-life is pro-science’

March for Life in January will emphasize ‘pro-life is pro-science’

| Kurt Jensen | October 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Next year’s March for Life plans to fortify its pro-life message with science that proves life begins at conception and with a specific focus on stem-cell research.

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