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Being a witness to faith in Wisconsin

Being a witness to faith in Wisconsin

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

As a Church, we react to human suffering and try to aid those in need. However, many in Wisconsin are not aware of a pervasive blight in our state that preys upon women, children, and men. It coerces and tricks individuals into performing uncompensated work often in degrading circumstances and with dangerous consequences. This scourge is human trafficking, and it is on the rise in Wisconsin and throughout our nation.

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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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A life not striving

A life not striving

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

A Lenten confession: I rarely remember not to eat meat on Fridays.

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Bishop Barron talks satire, politics, ‘pelvic issues’

Bishop Barron talks satire, politics, ‘pelvic issues’

| February 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Last week, I was interviewed in Los Angeles by Dave Rubin for his popular program “The Rubin Report”

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Churches must be sanctuaries for searchers

Churches must be sanctuaries for searchers

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Whenever we Christians have been at our best, we have opened our churches as sanctuaries to the poor and the endangered.

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Fear not!

Fear not!

| December 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

The recent presidential election unearthed a stratum of anxiety and fear that extends across the country like a vein of ore.

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Changing and changeless in 2017

Changing and changeless in 2017

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

For one year, long ago, my four siblings and I were all in grade school at the same time.

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Celebrating Christ at Christmas

Celebrating Christ at Christmas

| December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

As we rejoice in the Lord’s birth this Christmas, it is important to remember that faith in the incarnation of Jesus Christ is an essential part of the Catholic Church’s teachings: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us” (Jn 1:14). Jesus came as a light into the world, to dispel the darkness and to give us new life (Jn 8:12). He gave up his life to bring salvation, love and joy to the human race.

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Rejoice in the Hope, Joy and Peace of that first Christmas

Rejoice in the Hope, Joy and Peace of that first Christmas

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bishop James Powers’ Christmas message for 2016

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Pray that hope overcomes hostility

Pray that hope overcomes hostility

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Last week during our staff meeting, Marcy, Anita and I were talking about Christmas. We commented on people’s demeanor, and agreed many of the people we are encountering are just not in a good mood.

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