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CRS, other NGOs pledge total of $1.2 billion to help world’s refugees

CRS, other NGOs pledge total of $1.2 billion to help world’s refugees

Eighty-six percent of the world’s refugees are living in developing countries and it is particularly hard for those countries to meet refugees’ needs and provide them an education and a livelihood, according to a senior policy and legislative specialist at Catholic Relief Services.

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Puerto Rican protector of abused children wins Lumen Christi Award

Puerto Rican protector of abused children wins Lumen Christi Award

Melva Arbelo, director of the Santa Teresita of the Child Jesus Children’s Home in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, has been named the winner of the 2016-17 Lumen Christi Award given annually since 1978 by Catholic Extension.

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Vatican revises norms for examining alleged miracles

Vatican revises norms for examining alleged miracles

In an effort to ensure transparency as well as historical and scientific accuracy, Pope Francis has approved revised norms for the Congregation for Saints’ Causes regarding medical consultations on healings alleged to be miracles.

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Local News

A time to heal

A time to heal

Promoting interracial harmony was the goal of a community event held Saturday, Aug. 20, in Wausau.

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‘Dad telling a story’ to highlight Respect Life event, Oct. 8

‘Dad telling a story’ to highlight Respect Life event, Oct. 8

Chad Judice doesn’t have to say he’s pro-life or a believer in miracles. When he tells the story of his son, Eli, everyone in the audience knows where he stands.

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Seminar for caregivers

Seminar for caregivers

Bell Tower Residence, Merrill, is hosting “The Heart Still Remembers,” a seminar for caregivers of those with dementia.

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Faith

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time

26th Sunday of Ordinary Time

Daily readings for Sunday, Sept. 25, to Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016.

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Andrew Kim Taegon (Sept. 20)

Andrew Kim Taegon (Sept. 20)

Andrew was among the 103 Korean Martyrs — 92 Koreans and 11 Europeans — killed during a persecution in 1839-66.

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how can we do our part to proclaim and address the plight of the poor?

how can we do our part to proclaim and address the plight of the poor?

I love it when youth say what’s on their mind.

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Culture

In space, no one can hear you yawn

In space, no one can hear you yawn

When a video game is set amid the vast, empty expanses of outer space, it had better feature the familiar hallmarks of the action-adventure genre rather than aim for anything resembling reality.

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New TV programs tackle matters of life, faith and evil

New TV programs tackle matters of life, faith and evil

As broadcast television launches its new season this month, viewers will encounter three new shows that tackle, directly or indirectly, matters of life, faith and the battle of good versus evil. Based on the first episodes available to preview, two of the programs show promise.

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Author finds One World Trade Center a witness to nation’s spirit

Author finds One World Trade Center a witness to nation’s spirit

Fifteen years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks decimated the twin towers in lower Manhattan, the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center rises out of the ground, a palpable symbol of triumph and optimism.

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Pope names Atlanta auxiliary bishop as coadjutor for Louisiana diocese

Pope names Atlanta auxiliary bishop as coadjutor for Louisiana diocese

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop David P. Talley of Atlanta as coadjutor of the Diocese of Alexandria, Louisiana.

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The campaign to repeal the Hyde Amendment

The campaign to repeal the Hyde Amendment

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Hyde Amendment is 40 years old this year. It undoubtedly has saved many lives. But the Democratic Party officially wants to repeal it, against the wishes of pro-life Democrats and almost everyone else.

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Don’t mess with Mother Nature

Don’t mess with Mother Nature

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Catholic children learn the corporal and spiritual works of mercy (seven each) about the same time they learn the seven sacraments.

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Legacy of 1986 peace gathering lingers in Assisi

Legacy of 1986 peace gathering lingers in Assisi

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Religious leaders celebrating the 30th anniversary of St. John Paul II’s Assisi interfaith peace gathering in 1986 called on people from around the world to continue its legacy to combat today’s indifference and violence.

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Iowa priest who was social justice leader on local, national levels dies

Iowa priest who was social justice leader on local, national levels dies

| September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Msgr. Marvin Mottet, a priest whose name is synonymous with social justice, died Sept. 16 at Kahl Home in Davenport, three months after marking the 60th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood. He was 86.

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