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Catholic leaders pray for London fire victims, offer assistance

Catholic leaders pray for London fire victims, offer assistance

Catholic leaders in London offered prayers for victims of a fire in a 24-story apartment building.

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Federal authorities investigating shooting of congressman, others

Federal authorities investigating shooting of congressman, others

Federal authorities are investigating a shooting that resulted in injuries for Catholic congressman and Republican Steve Scalise and others when a gunman opened fire on him and others during a June 14 practice for an annual congressional baseball game.

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Trio’s pilgrimage marks St. Rose Philippine Duchesne’s arrival in 1818

Trio’s pilgrimage marks St. Rose Philippine Duchesne’s arrival in 1818

Ann Sieben looks exactly like what you’d expect of a pilgrim.

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Local News

Doors close at St. Anthony School, Park Falls

Doors close at St. Anthony School, Park Falls

Reorganization is planned for the 2017-18 year.

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Families work on badges together

Families work on badges together

Students in grades three through eight from St. Paul the Apostle Church, Catawba, received badges, pins and medals during Mass Sunday, May 21.

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Marywood celebrates 25 years

Marywood celebrates 25 years

For 25 years, Marywood Franciscan Spirituality Center, Arbor Vitae, has offered classes, workshops and spiritual guidance in the Diocese of Superior.

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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

How Catholic culture can thrive on the internet

How Catholic culture can thrive on the internet

Social media can be difficult to navigate, but Catholics can reach out with a content-savvy approach that can truly engage people, young social media professionals told Catholic media leaders on Thursday.

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‘The Keepers,’ streaming, Netflix

‘The Keepers,’ streaming, Netflix

Director Ryan White’s visually striking, atmospheric documentary series “The Keepers” examines the unsolved murder in 1969 Baltimore of popular 26-year-old Sr. Cathy Cesnik. Presented in seven one-hour installments, “The Keepers” began streaming on Netflix May 19.

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The power of TV is feared after ’13 Reasons Why’

The power of TV is feared after ’13 Reasons Why’

Every so often, a TV series debuts that attracts young viewers for a lot of bad reasons.

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Fatherhood and the sacredness of life

Fatherhood and the sacredness of life

| June 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The upcoming celebration of Father’s Day is a fitting time to examine the irony that in our current culture, fatherhood is rarely mentioned.

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Focus on the Father

Focus on the Father

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

The arrival of Father’s Day in contemporary society raises what can be a challenging issue for passing on the faith from one generation to the next. When a third of millennials don’t affiliate with any kind of religion — in effect forswearing any kind of family belief — while a quarter of the generation had parents who were divorced or separated, one has to wonder whether God the Father has become an inadvertent stumbling block in people’s spiritual development.

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Full circle, from storybooks to spirituality

Full circle, from storybooks to spirituality

| June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

My first love was literature, novels and poetry. As a child, I loved storybooks, mysteries and adventures. In grade school, I was made to memorize poetry and loved the exercise. High School introduced me to more serious literature, Shakespeare, Kipling, Keats, Wordsworth, Browning.

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Pride, humility and social media

Pride, humility and social media

| June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

On a recent trip to Sacramento, from my home base in the LA area, I flew Southwest Airlines. In an idle moment, I reached for the magazine in the seatback pocket and commenced to leaf through it. I came across an article by a woman named Sarah Menkedick entitled “Unfiltered: How Motherhood Interrupted My Relationship with Social Media.”

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Former attorney professes first vows as cloistered Dominican nun

Former attorney professes first vows as cloistered Dominican nun

| June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Tara Clemens was an Anchorage, Alaska, attorney, and an evangelical Christian who joined the Catholic Church during her last months of law school.

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