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Health care prescription? Regroup, cooperate, Catholic health leaders say

Health care prescription? Regroup, cooperate, Catholic health leaders say

After efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act collapsed late July 17 in the U.S. Senate, Catholic health care leaders said they hope Congress will work together, in small steps, to fix flaws in the current legislation.

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Jesus not only sows the seed, he’ll pull the thorns, Pope Francis says

Jesus not only sows the seed, he’ll pull the thorns, Pope Francis says

On Sunday, Pope Francis said that in the parable of the seed and the sower Jesus invites us to reclaim the ‘soil’ of our hearts by bringing to him, in prayer and Confession, the stones and thorns in need of healing.

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After Marine Corps plane crash, military archbishop calls for prayer

After Marine Corps plane crash, military archbishop calls for prayer

Prayers and an exhortation never to forget the sacrifice of military service members were the response of the US military archbishop to a deadly Marine Corps plane crash on Monday.

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Local News

Welcome to Our Parish – St. Francis, Red Cliff

Welcome to Our Parish – St. Francis, Red Cliff

This week we feature St. Francis, Red Cliff.

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Hayward youths back in the Mass

Hayward youths back in the Mass

Altar servers from St. Joseph, Hayward, received certificates and pins for their service at a recent Mass.

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Corpus Christi celebrated in Spooner

Corpus Christi celebrated in Spooner

Approximately 100 people participated in the Corpus Christi procession on Sunday, June 18, in Spooner.

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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 should a Catholic bishop tweet?

How should a Catholic bishop tweet?

The Catholic Church may be thousands of years old, but its bishops are rapidly adjusting to the demands of 21st-century communication.

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Art experts solve Renaissance mystery in papal palace

Art experts solve Renaissance mystery in papal palace

Two works painted by Renaissance master Raphael have been newly identified after art experts restored famous frescoes in the Apostolic Palace of Vatican City.

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Pope calls for peace, help for poor

Pope calls for peace, help for poor

Following our recent meeting in the Vatican, and in response to your thoughtful request, I would like to offer some considerations that, together with all the Pastors of the Catholic Church, I consider important in view of the forthcoming meeting of the G20, …

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On the road

On the road

| July 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

You can see the deepening of faith in the eyes. I was thinking that Sunday while chatting with Sr. Trish Erickson at the Carmelite monastery in Hudson. I interviewed Sr. Trish in 2015, before her first profession of vows; she will profess her final vows in April. Sr. Trish was a pleasure to speak with […]

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A word to those being confirmed

A word to those being confirmed

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

One of the greatest privileges I have as a bishop is the opportunity to preside at the sacrament of Confirmation.

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To whom can we go?

To whom can we go?

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

“To whom else shall we go? You have the message of eternal life.” Peter says these words to Jesus, but they are spoken in a very conflicted context: Jesus had just said something that upset and offended his audience, and the Gospels tell us everyone walked away grumbling that Jesus’ teaching was “intolerable.” Jesus then […]

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Holy tattoo! A 700-year old Christian tradition thrives in Jerusalem

Holy tattoo! A 700-year old Christian tradition thrives in Jerusalem

| July 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the Old City of Jerusalem it’s hard to escape the ancient history that’s still alive within its walls.

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Campuses cannot be ‘echo chambers’ for one viewpoint, say observers

Campuses cannot be ‘echo chambers’ for one viewpoint, say observers

| July 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

In the wake of several violent incidents involving controversial speakers at universities this year, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing June 20 on free speech on college campuses.

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