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Shady business deals that threaten employment a ‘grave sin,’ pope says

Shady business deals that threaten employment a ‘grave sin,’ pope says

Employers who make business deals that threaten people’s livelihood commit a sin that robs men, women and their families of their dignity, Pope Francis said.

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Apostleship of the Sea announces new bishop promoter

Apostleship of the Sea announces new bishop promoter

The Catholic ministry whose work includes caring for the spiritual life of those who work in the seas announced Bishop Brendan J. Cahill of Victoria, Texas, as its new bishop promoter in the United States.

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Head of Knights says those targeted for genocide still need aid, prayers

Head of Knights says those targeted for genocide still need aid, prayers

A year after then-U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry issued a declaration of genocide about atrocities carried out by the Islamic State militant group, the head of the Knights of Columbus urged prayers for “those who are being persecuted and killed for their faith.”

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Local News

Youth Rally 2017

Youth Rally 2017

High school students from around the Diocese of Superior gathered at St. Francis de Sales, Spooner, for the annual diocesan Youth Rally Wednesday, March 8.

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Musical inspires Lenten journey

Musical inspires Lenten journey

The cast of “Jesus Christ Superstar” at Stagenorth, Washburn, includes four members of Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church.

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Refugees, immigration, trafficking

Refugees, immigration, trafficking

Bishops, WCC tackle top issues.

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Faith

Berthold (March 29)

Berthold (March 29)

Not much is known about this hermit who is considered by some historians to be the founder of the order of Carmelite friars.

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How does your belief in the resurrection impact the way you look at the passing of loved ones?

How does your belief in the resurrection impact the way you look at the passing of loved ones?

When it became clear that my mother was not going to survive her cancer, along with the devastation of this news and the heartache I felt, I also realized that I had never been to a funeral.

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Clement Mary Hofbauer (March 15)

Clement Mary Hofbauer (March 15)

A baker, Czech-born Johannes Hofbauer, after a period of solitary living and wandering between Rome and Vienna, established the Redemptorists north of the Alps and is considered the order’s second founder.

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Culture

Online advertisers market more directly to kids than TV ever could

Online advertisers market more directly to kids than TV ever could

The federal government, having observed shameless efforts by mass-media marketers to use children to separate parents from their money, has had to step in repeatedly over the past 40-plus years with laws and regulations to stop this kind of exploitation.

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With new Nintendo game system, you may rather wait than switch

With new Nintendo game system, you may rather wait than switch

The hype about the new Nintendo Switch gaming system has been building for months, and the company marketing it is the most family-friendly in the industry.

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Kong: Skull Island

Kong: Skull Island

With a thematic agenda that takes it beyond the usual confines of its genre, and a story driven forward by sustained, nervous dread — an emotion skillfully conveyed from the characters to the audience — “Kong: Skull Island” (Warner Bros.) is an impressive monster movie.

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Symposium caps off parish retreat

Symposium caps off parish retreat

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

An interfaith symposium, Save the Earth, Save the Poor, was the highlight of a two-day parish retreat Tuesday, March 7, in Solon Springs.

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Archdiocese announces beatification date for Oklahoma priest

Archdiocese announces beatification date for Oklahoma priest

| March 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of Oklahoma City announced that one its native sons, Fr. Stanley Rother, a North American priest who worked in Guatemala and was brutally murdered there in 1981, will be beatified Sept. 23 in Oklahoma.

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March 19: Third Sunday of Lent

March 19: Third Sunday of Lent

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Daily readings for Sunday, March 19, to Saturday, March 25, 2017.

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Who are the people who have shaped your faith life?

Who are the people who have shaped your faith life?

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Why are you a Christian? What is it that has causes you to follow a man who walked the earth about 2,000 years ago, never traveled too far from his home and died a criminal’s death?

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Hammond students honor their heroes

Hammond students honor their heroes

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nearly 40 fourth-grade religious education students thanked community members for their service Feb. 22, during an hourlong event at St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception, Hammond.

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