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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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Archdiocese announces beatification date for Oklahoma priest

Archdiocese announces beatification date for Oklahoma priest

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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Local News

Bishops issue dispensation

Bishops issue dispensation

The bishops of Wisconsin, including Bishop James P. Powers of the Diocese of Superior, have issued a special dispensation from adhering to the law of Lenten abstinence for Friday, March 17, to allow the faithful to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

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Cluster hosts Capuchin Franciscan preacher

Cluster hosts Capuchin Franciscan preacher

On March 25-28, churches in Almena, Cumberland, and Turtle Lake will be hosting a parish mission renewal, facilitated by well-known Capuchin Franciscan preacher, Fr. Bill Cieslak.

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Catholics at the Capitol March 28

Catholics at the Capitol March 28

Catholics from across the state of Wisconsin, including Bishop James P. Powers of the Diocese of Superior, will be in Madison Tuesday, March 28, to learn, mingle and meet with legislators.

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Faith

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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March 19: Third Sunday of Lent

March 19: Third Sunday of Lent

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

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March 12: Second Sunday of Lent

March 12: Second Sunday of Lent

Daily readings for Sunday, March 12, to Saturday, March 18.

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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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Other Recent Headlines

Sayner religious education kids hard at work

Sayner religious education kids hard at work

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

Students in the religious education program at St. Mary’s, Sayner, worked with parish volunteers to provide handmade shorts for boys in Africa.

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Lenten retreat in Eagle River

Lenten retreat in Eagle River

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Superior Diocesan Council of Catholic Women will host a Lenten retreat.

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To be in God’s hands

To be in God’s hands

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Like most Catholics, I planned for Lent. I had my list of suggested “give ups,” “to dos,” goals. I like to be in control. There are aspects of this personality trait that are positive, but essentially wanting control is often a futile endeavor.

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John of God (March 8)

John of God (March 8)

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Taken from his Portuguese parents at age 8, John led an irregular life in Spain as an estate manager and soldier.

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Experiencing Christ in a new and different way

Experiencing Christ in a new and different way

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

The “mountain” where I recently experienced Jesus transfigured was actually a kitchen table.

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