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Schedule 'holy leisure' into your summer

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy…” words used by George Gershwin in the opening song for his 1935 opera “Porgy and Bess.” “Summertime and the living is ...

Dominicans' Eco-Justice Center reflects pope's concern for Earth

Fifteen years ago it was a dream. A few sisters imagined establishing a center for environmental education. Today, the Racine Dominicans’ Eco-Justice Center is a thriving ...

Pope's Philadelphia itinerary includes Mass, visit to prison

PHILADELPHIA — The first stop for Pope Francis when he visits Philadelphia the morning of Sept. 26 will be the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul to celebrate a ...

Covenant House gives kids respite from 'bullets, bullies, perps'

WASHINGTON — The inner cities of America are full of youth that call the streets home.Formerly homeless youths who live in Covenant House facilities around the U.S. pose ...

People express heartache, outrage as they mourn shooting victims

WASHINGTON — The tragic taking of nine lives at a historically black church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, brought an outpouring of solidarity, compassion and ...

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From Argentina, an exodus to see Pope Francis in Paraguay, Bolivia

From Argentina, an exodus to see Pope Francis in Paraguay, Bolivia

BUENOS AIRES –– Residents of Villa 21-24, a slum on the south side of the Argentine capital, hold fond memories of Pope Francis.     Fr...

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New focus for U.S. Buddhist-Catholic dialogue: social justice

VATICAN CITY — Catholics and Buddhists from five U.S. cities have issued a joint statement expressing their commitment to work together to help lift t...

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Murdered mom of 9 called 'beautiful person' who 'radiated kindness'

Murdered mom of 9 called 'beautiful person' who 'radiated kindness'

ASBURY PARK, N.J. — Catholics and other members of the Asbury Park community remain shaken by the murder of a Catholic mother of nine who was a popula...

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Court reinforces order blocking Pa. dioceses from HHS mandate requirement

WASHINGTON — In a June 29 order, the Supreme Court continued to shield several Pennsylvania religious institutions from having to provide employees wi...

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Pope's Philadelphia itinerary includes Mass, visit to prison

Pope's Philadelphia itinerary includes Mass, visit to prison

PHILADELPHIA — The first stop for Pope Francis when he visits Philadelphia the morning of Sept. 26 will be the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Pau...

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Three priests to retire from active ministry

Three priests to retire from active ministry

The following priests of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee will retire from active ministry June 27. Fr. Joseph H. CoerberFr. Joseph H. Coerber was born i...

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Festa Italiana Mass to celebrate Year of Consecrated Life

Festa Italiana Mass to celebrate Year of Consecrated Life

MILWAUKEE — Festa Italiana will celebrate the Year of Consecrated Life during its 38th annual Mass at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 19, in the Marcus Amphithea...

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Dominicans' Eco-Justice Center reflects pope's concern for Earth

Dominicans' Eco-Justice Center reflects pope's concern for Earth

Fifteen years ago it was a dream. A few sisters imagined establishing a center for environmental education. Today, the Racine Dominicans’ Eco-Justice ...

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Family continues giving as they mourn son's death

Family continues giving as they mourn son's death

Fr. John Yockey celebrated his last funeral at St. Jerome Parish, Oconomowoc, June 19, before he retires at the end of June. It was a funeral filled w...

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Church building, school celebrating 100, 150 years, respectively

Church building, school celebrating 100, 150 years, respectively

Compiled by Ricardo Torres, using information provided by Fr. Gerald Brittain, pastor, and the parish website. First church: The current church, whic...

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This Week's Special Section

May 2015 issue of Catholic Herald Family hot off the press

April 30, 2015

May 2015 issue of Catholic Herald Family hot off the press

On our cover: Noel Gillespie, a 1996 graduate of Dominican High School, Whitefish Bay, has been a coach in the NBA for 13 years. Currently with the Denver Nuggets, he was in Milwaukee in February when...

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Do your best in the cicumstances - In Exile, Fr. Ronald Rolheiser
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