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Pope meets Martin Scorsese after director screens ‘Silence’ for Jesuits

Pope meets Martin Scorsese after director screens ‘Silence’ for Jesuits

The morning after screening his film, “Silence,” for about 300 Jesuits, the U.S. director Martin Scorsese had a private audience with Pope Francis.

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Tennessee bishop asks for prayers, relief help for victims of wildfires

Tennessee bishop asks for prayers, relief help for victims of wildfires

Catholic parishioners in the Diocese of Knoxville are among those who have lost homes and businesses in the wildfires that ravaged tourist areas in the Great Smoky Mountains region Nov. 29, said Bishop Richard F. Stika of Knoxville.

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For book on Pope Francis, author retraces pope’s life in Argentina, Rome

For book on Pope Francis, author retraces pope’s life in Argentina, Rome

When Pope Francis first stepped onto the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Mark Shriver like millions of other people around the world was captivated by this man who humbly bowed his head after asking the people there to pray for him, before he would offer his first blessing to them.

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Local News

Fr. Hagen marks silver jubilee

Fr. Hagen marks silver jubilee

Fr. Gerald Hagen, pastor of parishes in Phillips, Prentice and Catawba, celebrated the 25th anniversary of his ordination, Thursday, Nov. 3.

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Mortgage paid, burned in Woodruff

Mortgage paid, burned in Woodruff

Holy Family, Woodruff, celebrated the burning of its mortgage at weekend Masses, Nov. 5-6.

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Remembering the unborn

Remembering the unborn

Youth group members and staff at St. Joseph, Rice Lake, assisted in creating a Cemetery of the Innocents display in Rice Lake in early October; the Cathedral of Christ the King, Superior, hosted the display later that month.

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Faith

Nov. 27: The first Sunday of Advent

Nov. 27: The first Sunday of Advent

Daily readings for Sunday, Nov. 27, to Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016

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What can we do to help our poorest neighbors?

What can we do to help our poorest neighbors?

Noah’s neighbors were so engrossed in celebrating their good fortune that they were caught unprepared for the calamity of the Flood. Had they invited the less-fortunate villagers, perhaps the party may have ended in joy.

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Andrew (Nov. 30)

Andrew (Nov. 30)

In the synoptic Gospels, Andrew is a Galilean fisherman grouped with his brother, Peter, and with James and John in the inner circle of apostles

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Culture

Video games now have a classic genre with retro Nintendo console

Video games now have a classic genre with retro Nintendo console

The hottest video game console on the market is 30 years old.
Nintendo recently released the NES Classic Edition, a mini-version of the Nintendo Entertainment System that enjoyed wide popularity in the 1980s.

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Almost Christmas

Almost Christmas

By turns raucous and sentimental, this ensemble comedy charts the efforts of a recently widowed family patriarch to keep the peace as his combative relatives gather for the holiday.

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Arrival

Arrival

Mankind has an extended encounter with aliens from outer space in “Arrival”

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Other Recent Headlines

Retreat facility closes

Retreat facility closes

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A retreat center under construction in Siren has closed.

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Knights donate $2K to charity

Knights donate $2K to charity

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The Knights of Columbus, Balsam Lake, recently donated nearly $2,000 to community and state charities.

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Advent Adoration event in Rice Lake, Dec. 14

Advent Adoration event in Rice Lake, Dec. 14

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A converted Protestant minister, Bible scholar and noted Catholic speaker will offer two reflections during the Advent Adoration event, Wednesday, Dec. 14, in Rice Lake.

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‘Journey through Bethlehem’ in Amery

‘Journey through Bethlehem’ in Amery

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Volunteers needed for ecumenical event at St. Joseph.

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Bishop closes Holy Door

Bishop closes Holy Door

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Bishop James P. Powers ceremonially closes the Diocese of Superior’s Holy Door, Sunday, Nov. 20, during the Mass to mark the closing of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, on what was also the cathedral’s titular feast day, the Feast of Christ the King.

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