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Be intentional about silence during Mass, Pope Francis says

Be intentional about silence during Mass, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis said Wednesday that moments of silence in the Mass should be intentional times of prayer, recollection and communion with God, rather than being viewed as times to just be quiet or not speak.

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March for Life events planned across the US

March for Life events planned across the US

Forty-five years after the Supreme Court ruling that mandated legal abortion nationwide, hundreds of thousands are expected to attend rallies supporting the dignity of life, from conception to natural death.

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Minnesota woman ‘mother’ to Zambian children

Minnesota woman ‘mother’ to Zambian children

Carol McBrady has no biological children. Yet on the streets of Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, she is known as Mama Carol.

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Local News

News briefs for Jan. 11, 2018

News briefs for Jan. 11, 2018

Newsbriefs that were in the Jan. 11, 2018 issue of the Catholic Herald.

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Teens and trafficking: Know the dangers

Teens and trafficking: Know the dangers

Sexual harassment cases have been all over the national news of late, but Rachel Monaco-Wilcox warns against misunderstanding “shades of victimization” that “may not actually get us where we need to go” in terms of addressing the sexual assault of a child.

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Rice Lake kindergarteners put on Nativity play

Rice Lake kindergarteners put on Nativity play

Pat Western’s kindergarten class at St. Joseph Catholic School, Rice Lake, performed the Nativity as their classroom Advent project.

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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

New Year’s resolutions: Three R’s for renewal

New Year’s resolutions: Three R’s for renewal

“Our lives change when our habits change.” Matthew Kelly’s well-known quote is easily applied to the topic of New Year’s resolutions

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What does it really mean to observe Advent?

What does it really mean to observe Advent?

With the first Sunday of Advent behind us, the liturgical season of preparing for Christmas is well underway.

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The original Image of Divine Mercy: It’s not where you might think

The original Image of Divine Mercy: It’s not where you might think

Among Catholic devotions, the Divine Mercy message is well-known: the iconic image of Christ, with rays of red and white pouring from his heart; St. Faustina, called the “Apostle of Divine Mercy;” and the Basilica of Divine Mercy in Krakow, Poland.

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Other Recent Headlines

False liberation: the bitter pill

False liberation: the bitter pill

| January 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

A major study published Dec. 7 in the New England Journal of Medicine concludes that hormonal contraception increases the risk of breast cancer for women.

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Of parenthood and childhood

Of parenthood and childhood

| January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

During Advent and Christmas we accompanied Joseph and Mary through uncertainty and hope to the little town of Bethlehem, through a silent night of anxiousness and joy away in a manger.

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Pilgrimage reverent, ‘very moving’ experience

Pilgrimage reverent, ‘very moving’ experience

| December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Diocesan Catholics reflect on beatification

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Celebrating the season with St. Nicholas

Celebrating the season with St. Nicholas

| December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

St. Joseph Catholic Church, Amery, celebrated the Feast of St. Nicholas on Sunday, Dec. 3, by hosting a family event.

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Holiday help for hurricane victims

Holiday help for hurricane victims

| December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since September, fifth-graders from Cathedral School, Superior, have been collecting donations and fundraising to help hurricane victims in Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico.

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