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Survey finds ongoing dissatisfaction with new Missal language

Survey finds ongoing dissatisfaction with new Missal language

A survey of attitudes among priests and lay parish leaders about the revised Roman Missal found just under half dislike the changes to the Mass introduced in the U.S. in 2011, and 75 percent think the language is “awkward and distracting.”

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Pope: During Holy Week, ask which Gospel character you resemble

Pope: During Holy Week, ask which Gospel character you resemble

Preceded by young people and clergy waving tall palm branches, Pope Francis began his Holy Week liturgies by encouraging people to ask themselves which personality in the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ passion, death and resurrection they resemble most.

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Pope: Take up God’s offer to face life’s problems with his love, wisdom

Pope: Take up God’s offer to face life’s problems with his love, wisdom

People can choose either to tackle life’s challenges with the loving and wise heart of God or be driven by their own passions and interests, Pope Francis said.

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Local News

Lay Ministry Outreach formation program

Lay Ministry Outreach formation program

Announcing the Diocese of Superior Lay Ministry Outreach formation program.

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Engagement equals evangelization

Engagement equals evangelization

Fr. Andrew Ricci is not selling Catholicism. For him, evangelization is not about wooing, proselytizing or recruiting.

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Value of sacraments major element of annual youth rally

Value of sacraments major element of annual youth rally

Emphasis placed on reconciliation.

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Faith

Peregrine Laziosi (May 1)

Peregrine Laziosi (May 1)

This well-to-do young Italian assaulted the Servite superior general whom the pope had sent to make peace between feuding political factions in northern Italy.

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Jesus empowered apostles, their successors to carry on his work

Jesus empowered apostles, their successors to carry on his work

Easter night. In John’s Gospel, the apostles huddle behind locked doors. The risen Jesus appears and says, “Peace be with you.” He shows them the wounds in his hands and side. Joyfully, the apostles recognize Jesus.

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Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy Sunday

Sunday, April 27, to Saturday, May 3, 2014

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Culture

Heaven Is for Real

Heaven Is for Real

“Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast thou ordained strength.” Those familiar words, addressed to God in Psalm 8 of the King James Bible, might serve as the tagline for the fact-based drama “Heaven Is for Real.”

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Think ‘Noah’ is confusing? Try to make sense of the film’s critics

Think ‘Noah’ is confusing? Try to make sense of the film’s critics

Time was when hidden messages and obscure references within a big-budget Hollywood film about a religious figure could be treated as lighthearted insider jokes.

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Poetry collection shows beauty, fragmentation of everyday life

Poetry collection shows beauty, fragmentation of everyday life

“St. Peter’s B-List,” edited by Mary Ann B. Miller, contains more than a hundred poems, referencing various saints in the context of contemporary spiritual struggle.

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Forgiveness of our sins profound sign of mercy

Forgiveness of our sins profound sign of mercy

| April 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

“And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, ‘Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.’” — John 20:22-23

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Books present correlations between St. Francis and his papal namesake

Books present correlations between St. Francis and his papal namesake

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

The mountain of books written on St. Francis of Assisi testify to the enduring attraction of this saint, usually regarded as the most perfect follower of Jesus. Why two more such biographies?

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Anselm (April 21)

Anselm (April 21)

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

This scholarly Italian youth wanted to become a monk, but his father’s disapproval pushed him to a secular life that he later described as dissipated.

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Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunday, April 20, to Saturday, April 26, 2014

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Having joy in the risen Christ

Having joy in the risen Christ

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Think of what is above, not of what is on earth. … When Christ your life appears, then you too will appear with him in glory.” — Colossians 3:2, 4

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