National and World News

National and World newsbriefs for Aug. 10, 2017

National and World newsbriefs for Aug. 10, 2017

World and National news briefs that appeared in the Aug. 10, 2017 issue of the Superior Catholic Herald.

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Pope Francis: summer is an ideal time to re-focus our life on God

Pope Francis: summer is an ideal time to re-focus our life on God

On Sunday Pope Francis said the Feast of the Transfiguration is an invitation to put God and others first, adding that the lazy summer months are the perfect time to take a step back and refocus on the essentials.

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Fr. Michael Crosby dies at 77; led corporate responsibility campaigns

Fr. Michael Crosby dies at 77; led corporate responsibility campaigns

Capuchin Franciscan Fr. Michael Crosby, author, speaker, retreat leader and a longtime convener and organizer of corporate responsibility campaigns, died Aug. 5 at age 77.

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Local News

VBS a community effort

VBS a community effort

Students and leaders from Phillips shared their knowledge of new songs with the residents of the three Pleasant View facilities July 27.

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A celebration of vocations

A celebration of vocations

Br. Nathan Linton, second from the left, poses with (from left) seminarian Daniel Tracy; Bishop James P. Powers; seminarian Richard Rhinehart; seminarian Deacon Joe Stefancin; and vocations director Fr. Thomas Thompson.

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Rice Lake man sees ‘desperate need’ for jail ministry

Rice Lake man sees ‘desperate need’ for jail ministry

If you met a victim of sex trafficking – a woman who had been kidnapped, raped repeatedly and ultimately aborted her captor’s child – would you listen to her story with compassion? Counsel her in the faith? Console her in her suffering?

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Faith

How does Jesus reveal the Father to us?

How does Jesus reveal the Father to us?

I was 19 when my cousin came to live with my family. He was just out of the Marines. He was not doing very well and was lost in many ways.

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May 14: Fifth Sunday of Easter

May 14: Fifth Sunday of Easter

Daily readings for Sunday, May 14, to Saturday, May 20, 2017.

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May 7: Fourth Sunday of Easter

May 7: Fourth Sunday of Easter

Daily readings for Sunday, May 7, to Saturday, May 13, 2017.

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Culture

Is it weird that Catholics venerate relics? Here’s why we do

Is it weird that Catholics venerate relics? Here’s why we do

Mary Rezac Catholic News Agency Houston, Texas (CNA/EWTN News) – “We are many parts, but we are all one body,” says the refrain of a popular ’80s Church hymn, based on the words of 1 Cor. 12:12. While we are one body in Christ, if you happen to be a Catholic saint, the many parts […]

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What makes Vivaldi unique among composers? He was a priest.

What makes Vivaldi unique among composers? He was a priest.

While Antonio Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” echoes in concert halls and elevators around the world, for some, his greatest masterpieces are not the scores resonating spring, summer, fall and winter, but rather his sacred music.

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Why the drafting of ‘Humanae Vitae’ matters, 50 years later

Why the drafting of ‘Humanae Vitae’ matters, 50 years later

As its 50th anniversary approaches, the story of how Blessed Pope Paul VI arrived at the final text of “Humanae Vitae” will be a main focus of discussion.

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Catechetical year kickoff

Catechetical year kickoff

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The weekend of July 29-30, the cluster parishes of Ss. Peter and Paul, Gilman, and St. Stanislaus, Lublin, each celebrated the oncoming season of Catechetical Education.

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Welcome to Our Parish – Sacred Heart of Jesus, Almena

Welcome to Our Parish – Sacred Heart of Jesus, Almena

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This week we featured Sacred Heart of Jesus, Almena

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Linton professes first vows

Linton professes first vows

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Capuchin Friar Nathan Linton, native of Cumberland, professed first vows as a Capuchin friar at St. Lawrence Seminary, the founding site of the Capuchin Franciscan Province of St. Joseph, Mount Calvary, on July 21.

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100 Year Celebration of St. Anne Catholic Church

100 Year Celebration of St. Anne Catholic Church

| August 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

St. Anne Catholic Church, Somerset, celebrated 100 years in their current building Saturday, July 22 – exactly 100 years after the first service was held in the newly built church. Diocese of Superior Bishop James P. Powers concelebrated the 5 p.m. Mass with Fr. Andy Anderson, assisted by Deacon Richard Peterson. The church was decorated […]

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Inchoate desire

Inchoate desire

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Sometimes while praying the Psalms, I’m caught looking quite uncomfortably into a mirror reflecting back my own seeming dishonesty.

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