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How Christians are continuing to help hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico

How Christians are continuing to help hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico

Seven weeks after Hurricane Maria tore through Puerto Rico, the majority of the island is still without power, and many residents are without clean water as well.

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U.S. bishops take on immigration, racism at fall assembly

U.S. bishops take on immigration, racism at fall assembly

At the start of their annual fall assembly in Baltimore Nov. 13, U.S. Catholic bishops faced some big issues — immigration and racism — straight on and zeroed in on how to raise the national level of discussion on these topics starting in the church pews.

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US bishops’ new child protection program being piloted in several dioceses

US bishops’ new child protection program being piloted in several dioceses

After years of research, the U.S. bishops are rolling out a new training program that takes some of the best risk-management practices from other industries and applies them to child protection in the Church.

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Local News

Fr. Shaji now a U.S. citizen

Fr. Shaji now a U.S. citizen

Fr. Shaji Joseph Pazhukkathara, parochial administrator of parishes in Park Falls, Fifield and Butternut, is now a U.S. citizen.

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State Honors Music Project

State Honors Music Project

Lucas Lehnert, left, member of St. John’s Parish in Birchwood, and Alexander Allen, right, student at St. Francis de Sales School in Spooner, took part in the Wisconsin State Musical Association’s State Honors Music Project on Oct. 27-28 in Madison.

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Fall conference: Catechesis and vocations

Fall conference: Catechesis and vocations

More than a dozen breakout sessions at the diocesan Fall Conference covered topics related to catechesis.

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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

Have souls in Purgatory visited people on earth?

Have souls in Purgatory visited people on earth?

Nestled in Rome just outside the Vatican, a small unassuming museum dedicated to the souls in Purgatory displays simple items such as prayer books and clothing.

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Everything you need to know about Fatima (Part 2)

Everything you need to know about Fatima (Part 2)

This is part two of a two-part series. Part one covered the historical context, contents of the apparitions, and Miracle of the Sun.

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Everything you need to know about Fatima (Part 1)

Everything you need to know about Fatima (Part 1)

It’s the most popular and well-known Marian apparition in the recent history of the Church.

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Other Recent Headlines

Barron County tornado: Called to action

Barron County tornado: Called to action

| November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

I was on vacation May 16 but had stopped back in town late that afternoon to take a class that was cancelled due to the possibility of dangerous weather. I watched the frightening weather draw closer on TV.

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News briefs for Nov. 16, 2017

News briefs for Nov. 16, 2017

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Diocesan news briefs featured in the Nov. 16, 2017 issue of the Catholic Herald.

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Living up to our name

Living up to our name

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Welcome to Superior – Living up to our name”

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The least religious generation

The least religious generation

| November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Jean Twenge’s book “iGen” is one of the most fascinating — and depressing — texts I’ve read in the past decade.

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More than just giving – World Day of the Poor highlights change of attitude

More than just giving – World Day of the Poor highlights change of attitude

| November 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the Church prepares to celebrate the first World Day of the Poor, an event announced by Pope Francis last year, one Vatican official said it will be an opportunity to grow in mercy and charity, shaping attitudes toward the poor and needy.

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