Why a newspaper?

Back in March, a Lublin man who’d recently joined a cult vandalized St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Neillsville, just across the border in the Diocese of La Crosse. He threw things around, broke statuary, desecrated the altar and generally destroyed as much as possible in a short amount of time.

The image that sticks

When I was a child, perhaps 11 or 12 years old, my mother came home from church or a prayer meeting – some religious gathering – with a manila envelope. She said the photos inside were disturbing, and asked if I wanted to see them. I said yes.

On the road

You can see the deepening of faith in the eyes. I was thinking that Sunday while chatting with Sr. Trish Erickson at the Carmelite monastery in Hudson. I interviewed Sr. Trish in 2015, before her first profession of vows; she will profess her final vows in April. Sr. Trish was a pleasure to speak with …

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