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Two Nigerian archbishops suspend sign of peace to help prevent Ebola

Two Nigerian archbishops suspend sign of peace to help prevent Ebola

In an effort to curtail the spread of Ebola, the archdioceses of Lagos and Abuja instructed their priests to suspend all forms of physical contact during Mass, including the traditional sign of peace.

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Pope’s appeal for peace in Iraq: ‘Stop these crimes’

Pope’s appeal for peace in Iraq: ‘Stop these crimes’

Pope Francis condemned the actions of Islamic State militants in Iraq, saying that persecuting Christians and other minorities “seriously offends God and seriously offends humanity.”

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Actor describes faith journey, commitment to serving nation’s veterans

Actor describes faith journey, commitment to serving nation’s veterans

His knowing smile and everyman disposition are instantly recognizable on screen. Those qualities were not lost on some 2,000 Knights of Columbus, their families and church leaders who were delighted by a surprise encounter with actor Gary Sinise.

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Local News

Sarah Robole enters Franciscan novitiate

Sarah Robole enters Franciscan novitiate

Sarah Robole, a former resident of Rice Lake, was accepted into the novitiate of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, Manitowoc, at the Rite of Initiation into Religious Life on July 22.

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Grant revives Comunidad Hispana

Grant revives Comunidad Hispana

An organization that serves low-income Latinos in Lincoln County has received a $40,000 renewable grant from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

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Anniversary celebrations

Anniversary celebrations

Two parishes in the Diocese of Superior are celebrating anniversaries the weekend of Aug. 23-24.

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Faith

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time

Sunday, Aug. 17 to Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

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Showing Jesus’ compassion to others

Showing Jesus’ compassion to others

The story in this week’s Gospel of Matthew is unnerving when we first read Jesus’ response to a Canaanite woman seeking his help for her daughter. He explains he was sent by God only to rescue the lost of Israel. So, not Canaanites such as she. It seems a little harsh.

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Mary Helen MacKillop

Mary Helen MacKillop

Mother MacKillop is Australia’s first native-born saint and its patron.

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Culture

The Hundred-Foot Journey

The Hundred-Foot Journey

Like an airy souffle, director Lasse Hallstrom’s food-themed romantic fantasy “The Hundred-Foot Journey” has an elegant appearance and a charming taste, but not much substance.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Thirty years after bursting onto the comic book scene, the wise-cracking, pizza-loving “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” re-emerge from the sewers of New York City. Their mission, once again: to save the world.

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‘Silver Surfer’ reboot an exercise in planetary pop art

‘Silver Surfer’ reboot an exercise in planetary pop art

Rich, kinetic reboot of a classic series, drawn by talented artist Mike Allred in a glossy, color-soaked pop-art style.

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Seminarian calls prayers by spiritual mom, her family ‘a grace, a joy’

Seminarian calls prayers by spiritual mom, her family ‘a grace, a joy’

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

They had never met before, but they were far from being strangers.

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Faith formation informational workshop

Faith formation informational workshop

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

The cluster of St. Pius X, Solon Springs; St. Anthony of Padua, Gordon; and St. Mary’s, Minong, will host an informational workshop on their faith formation program Saturday, Aug. 23. Religious education will be offered to all ages for the 2014-15 year. The workshop is at St. Pius X, 11651 S Bus Hwy 53, Solon […]

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On mission trip, youth encounter Christ in charity, creation

On mission trip, youth encounter Christ in charity, creation

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Last summer, four teens from Holy Rosary Parish, Medford, went on a mission trip to Montana.

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Like Jesus, Pat Stine ‘comes to serve’

Like Jesus, Pat Stine ‘comes to serve’

| August 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

For Pax Christi Award winner, service is a way of life.

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Catholic Services Appeal video features diocesan ministries

Catholic Services Appeal video features diocesan ministries

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A video introducing the 2014 Catholic Services Appeal has been released by the diocesan Office of Stewardship and Development.

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