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Pope appoints bishop for Iowa diocese, names San Diego auxiliary

Pope appoints bishop for Iowa diocese, names San Diego auxiliary

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Martin J. Amos of Davenport, Iowa, and named as his successor Msgr. Thomas R. Zinkula, a priest of the Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa, who is currently rector of St. Pius X Seminary at Loras College in Dubuque.

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Nevada bishop, other panelists discuss prospect of women deacons

Nevada bishop, other panelists discuss prospect of women deacons

Almost a year ago, Pope Francis was asked if he would establish an official commission to study the question of whether women could be admitted to the diaconate.

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Pope to canonize Fatima seers May 13; October date for other saints

Pope to canonize Fatima seers May 13; October date for other saints

Pope Francis will declare the sainthood of Blessed Jacinta Marto and Blessed Francisco Marto, two of the shepherd children who saw Mary in Fatima, Portugal, during his visit to the site of the apparitions May 13.

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Local News

Chrism Mass celebrated

Chrism Mass celebrated

Nearly 600 people attended the Diocese of Superior’s annual Chrism Mass Tuesday, April 4, at the Cathedral of Christ the King, Superior.

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Welcome to Our Parish – St. Albert the Great, Land O’Lakes

Welcome to Our Parish – St. Albert the Great, Land O’Lakes

This week we feature St. Albert the Great, Land O’Lakes.

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Diocesan news briefs for April 20, 2017

Diocesan news briefs for April 20, 2017

News briefs in this week’s issue.

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Faith

What is in your worship area that enhances your communication with God?

What is in your worship area that enhances your communication with God?

I once served on a parish committee that was tasked with developing a comprehensive design for the interior of our new sanctuary.

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April 30: Third Sunday of Easter

April 30: Third Sunday of Easter

Daily readings for Sunday, April 30, to Saturday, May 6, 2017.

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April 23: Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

April 23: Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

Sunday, April 23, to Saturday, April 29, 2017

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Culture

Roman Missal calls Easter Vigil ‘mother of all vigils’ for a reason

Roman Missal calls Easter Vigil ‘mother of all vigils’ for a reason

The Catholic Church pulls out all the stops for the Easter Vigil, the Mass celebrated on Holy Saturday.

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Professor teaches Twitter course on St. Augustine’s ‘City of God’

Professor teaches Twitter course on St. Augustine’s ‘City of God’

Students in professor Chad Pecknold’s newest class come from Canada, Uruguay, France, Germany, England, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, and all across the United States, but two things unite them all — a printed copy of St. Augustine’s “City of God” and their Twitter accounts.

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One novel captivates reader, but other fails in telling timely tale

One novel captivates reader, but other fails in telling timely tale

“The Fool of New York City” by Michael D. O’Brien. Ignatius Press (San Francisco, 2016). 279pp., $21.95. “A Matter of Conscience” by Michael Gryboski. Inknbeans Press (Murrieta, California, 2016). 301pp., $14.99. Brian Olszewski Catholic News Service At the end of the first chapter of “The Fool of New York City,” readers might be wondering, “What […]

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Other Recent Headlines

Bald for a cause

Bald for a cause

| April 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Masen T. and Julian L., third-graders at St. Mary’s, Tomahawk, were among eight people volunteering to go bald March 9. St. Mary’s School and Parish supported childhood cancer research by creating a St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving Team for the sixth year in a row.

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Experiencing joy despite difficult circumstances

Experiencing joy despite difficult circumstances

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

We all know people who endure hardships and trials but who never seem to complain or grumble.

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Faith inspires artist to feature homeless in portraits of compassion

Faith inspires artist to feature homeless in portraits of compassion

| April 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Among Mary Larson’s Shoreline living-room pictures is a small photo of a man with furrowed eyebrows and a full white beard. His name is James, but when Larson knew him, he was better known as “The Professor.”

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Love is the engine driving hope on life’s bumpy road, says pope

Love is the engine driving hope on life’s bumpy road, says pope

| April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The cross, loving service and humble sacrifice are the only way to overcome evil and give hope to the world, Pope Francis said.

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Fatima seers are holy because of virtue, not visions, cardinal says

Fatima seers are holy because of virtue, not visions, cardinal says

| April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

As extraordinary as the apparitions at Fatima, Portugal, nearly 100 years ago were, the sanctity of the shepherd children did not hinge on their having seen Mary, a cardinal said.

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