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Helping neighbors

Helping neighbors

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

Following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, children’s television icon Fred Rogers shared this insight from his mother: “Always look for the helpers.”

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We can do more to foster vocations

We can do more to foster vocations

| July 14, 2016 | 1 Comment

We are all aware of the need for vocations to the priesthood and religious life in our diocese.

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Surge in voter turnout needs to continue

Surge in voter turnout needs to continue

| July 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

On Independence Day, I saw many in the Badger State wearing red, white, and blue. Like some of you, I “liked” statements on social media asserting national pride and joined in singing patriotic songs at Mass.

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He is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia!

He is Risen, Alleluia, Alleluia!

| March 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bishop Powers Easter message for 2016.

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The Catholic mosaic and public discourse

The Catholic mosaic and public discourse

| March 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Recently, I was asked to write an opinion piece for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on what seems to be an emergence of anti-Catholic prejudice.

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A first: Photographing priestly, episcopal ordination

A first: Photographing priestly, episcopal ordination

| March 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Twenty-five years after covering priest’s ordination, I photograph his episcoapal ordination.

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Hope rekindled, thanks to an a cappella carol

Hope rekindled, thanks to an a cappella carol

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

During the early ‘80s, when I moonlighted as a disc jockey at a country music station in Rapid City, South Dakota, my Advent was defined by one song and Christmas by another.

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An accidental Advent – the fast before the feast

An accidental Advent – the fast before the feast

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

In my family, food is love. When I was a child, the holiday abundance was quite unlike any other time of year – bowls of chocolates sprinkled around the house, platters of spritz and fudge and peanut butter blossoms on every table. We baked for days, then piled up the proceeds in a shaky tower of tupperware in the back porch.

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Continue to be guided by the Light of Christ

Continue to be guided by the Light of Christ

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

As we prepare to celebrate Christmas, I pray that Our Lord Jesus will come into your life with His blessings of love, peace, and hope.

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There are two golden rules; these days we are heeding the wrong one

There are two golden rules; these days we are heeding the wrong one

| November 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

When he spoke to Congress last month, Pope Francis quietly urged his listeners to heed the Golden Rule of “doing unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

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