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Missionaries bring health education to eastern Africa

Proper hand washing and basic hygiene are second nature in the United States. María José Morales, Community of St. Paul member and a nurse, works with children at Meki ...

Schoenstatt Movement marks 100 years

The Schoenstatt Movement, present in about 42 countries, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. Michael Strandt, Brendan Sanchez and Ben Fenelon participate in a ...

Deacon Icon Project recognizes ministry of deacons

Deacons live out the Gospel daily. They volunteer to serve the church while carrying out their jobs and fulfilling their responsibilities to their spouses and families. The ...

Nunsense actors meet ‘real live sisters’

It’s one thing to try to “act” like a nun, it’s another to know the history behind a religious order and talk with the sisters to learn more about them. Five Pius XI ...

Different language, same faith

On Sunday, Oct. 5, an African family received a memorable welcome into the Catholic faith and a new life in the United States at St. Joseph Parish in downtown Waukesha. As ...

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Nation and World

Texas nurse with Ebola supported by prayers from her home parish

Texas nurse with Ebola supported by prayers from her home parish

DALLAS — During an Oct. 13 Mass at Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Fort Worth, the pastor, Father Jim Khoi asked for prayers for Nina Pham, a Dallas nurs...

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Families of missing Mexican students cling to faith as search continues

Families of missing Mexican students cling to faith as search continues

TIXTLA, Mexico — Families of 43 students who "disappeared" in Guerrero state spend their time praying at the teacher training college the students att...

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Lawyer says agreement 'a new day, new way' in church response to abuse

ST. PAUL, Minn. — With a historic courtroom in downtown St. Paul as the backdrop, attorney Jeff Anderson and officials from the Archdiocese of St. Pau...

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Captors release Franciscan priest kidnapped in Syria

ROME — Captors released a Franciscan priest who was among about 20 Christians kidnapped from a Syrian village near the border with Turkey, said the Fr...

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Insurgents have destroyed 186 churches, Nigerian diocese says

LAGOS, Nigeria — Nearly 200 churches in the Maiduguri Diocese in northeastern Nigeria have been destroyed or razed by Boko Haram insurgents since Augu...

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Former DRE charged with child porn possession

A 53-year-old Plymouth resident and former employee at St. John the Baptist Parish, Plymouth, was recently charged by Sheboygan County authorities on ...

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Ruling doesn't change Catholic teaching on marriage, says WCC

WASHINGTON — In spite of the Oct. 6 Supreme Court decision to decline review of lower court appeals involving state bans on same-sex marriage, the Wis...

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La Crosse couple invited to Vatican synod

La Crosse couple invited to Vatican synod

MENOMONIE – Alice and Jeff Heinzen are not only serving as auditors for the Oct. 5-19 Extraordinary Synod on the Family at the Vatican, called for by ...

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Judge to attorneys: 'Time to litigate remaining issues'

With a second attempt at mediation failing to produce resolution in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s Chapter 11 reorganization, attorneys for the archdi...

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WRTL director Barbara Lyons grateful for 'privilege' to touch thousands of lives

WRTL director Barbara Lyons grateful for 'privilege' to touch thousands of lives

A decade after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in Roe vs. Wade, the decision allowing abortion on demand, Barbara Lyons felt defeated – defeated...

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This Week's Special Section

The latest issue of Mature Lifestyles

October 16, 2014

The latest issue of Mature Lifestyles

Crafts are front and center in the latest issue of Mature Lifestyles. Other stories include each generation's approach to life, service, hobbies, charity and so much more. Click here to read it all...

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