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Bishop disappointed with change in U.S. policy to Cuban refugees

Bishop disappointed with change in U.S. policy to Cuban refugees

The chairman of the Committee on Migration at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said he was disappointed with President Barack Obama’s new policy ending a long-standing agreement that allowed Cubans who arrive in the U.S. without visas to remain in the country and gain legal residency.

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How will U.S. policy affect Middle East’s Christians in 2017?

How will U.S. policy affect Middle East’s Christians in 2017?

A wide variety of issues, both domestic and foreign, have been raised during the presidential transition. One that hasn’t received much notice is the situation of the beleaguered Christian community in the Middle East.

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SEEK 2017 inspires college students to evangelize at home campuses

SEEK 2017 inspires college students to evangelize at home campuses

In need of reigniting the fire for his Catholic faith, Jeremy Martins found the flame he needed during SEEK 2017.

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Local News

Tomahawk poster contest winners

Tomahawk poster contest winners

Firefighters from the Tomahawk and Nokomis fire stations came to St. Mary School, Tomahawk, Thursday, Jan. 5, to announce the winners of the 2016 Fire Prevention Poster Contest.

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Hero cards collected in Medford

Hero cards collected in Medford

Students in the religious education program at Holy Rosary, Medford, received an icon of a saint after collecting 20 “hero cards” in the course of the September through April program.

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Serving as ‘hands, feet of God’

Serving as ‘hands, feet of God’

Former DA working as diocese’s administrative services director

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Faith

Jan. 15, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Jan. 15, Second Sunday in Ordinary Time

Daily readings for Sunday, Jan. 15, to Saturday, Jan. 21.

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Felix of Nola (Jan. 14)

Felix of Nola (Jan. 14)

Among 66 saints named Felix, this one was born near Naples, Italy, the son of a Syrian-born Roman soldier.

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Has someone paid a ransom for your sin?

Has someone paid a ransom for your sin?

I went to the sacrament of reconciliation for the first time at age 33 and, as a convert to Catholicism, I was surprised by a palpable sense of relief and gratitude for God’s forgiveness.

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Culture

Despite flaws, book has much to offer parishes dealing with diversity

Despite flaws, book has much to offer parishes dealing with diversity

Much of the story of the Catholic Church in the United States can be told by focusing on how immigrant groups have been received by the church — whether well or poorly — and how these groups have changed the church.

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Underworld: Blood Wars

Underworld: Blood Wars

The bloodletting eventually goes off the charts in director Anna Foerster’s fifth installment in an action-horror franchise that reaches back to 2003’s “Underworld.”

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Young adult’s ‘dark past’ becomes asset in ministry to recovering addicts

Young adult’s ‘dark past’ becomes asset in ministry to recovering addicts

By any measure, Scott Weeman seems contented. … What a difference five years makes.

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Other Recent Headlines

Woman who survived abortion attempt to speak at Walk for Life West Coast

Woman who survived abortion attempt to speak at Walk for Life West Coast

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Melissa Ohden was delivered during a saline infusion abortion, a 2-pound, 14-ounce baby suffering jaundice and respiratory distress after undergoing five days of inhaling toxic salt and Pitocin-laced amniotic fluid.

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Archbishop Flores of San Antonio, first Hispanic bishop in U.S., dies

Archbishop Flores of San Antonio, first Hispanic bishop in U.S., dies

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Retired Archbishop Patrick F. Flores, 87, the first Mexican-American bishop in the United States, died of pneumonia and congestive heart failure Jan. 9 at Padua Place Residence for retired priests in San Antonio.

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Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Solis of Los Angeles named bishop of Salt Lake City

Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Solis of Los Angeles named bishop of Salt Lake City

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has named Auxiliary Bishop Oscar A. Solis of Los Angeles as bishop of Salt Lake City.

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Pro-life groups set to travel long distances for annual March for Life

Pro-life groups set to travel long distances for annual March for Life

| January 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Participants in the annual March for Life always have two identical memories: the brisk January chill on the streets of the nation’s capital, and the long bus ride.

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Catholics in Congress: one-third of House, one-quarter of Senate

Catholics in Congress: one-third of House, one-quarter of Senate

| January 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

The religious makeup of the 115th Congress is significantly Christian — 91 percent — with Catholics comprising one-third of the House of Representatives and about a quarter of the Senate.

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