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“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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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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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Block on Kansas law said to leave unborn 'vulnerable to painful death'

TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas District Court judge June 25 granted a temporary injunction against Kansas' Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortio...

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Court upholds execution drug protocol criticized as cruel, unusual

Court upholds execution drug protocol criticized as cruel, unusual

WASHINGTON — In another in a series of bitterly divided end-of-term cases, the Supreme Court June 29 upheld the execution protocol used by Oklahoma an...

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Analyzing ruling's implications will take time, church officials say

WASHINGTON - Analyzing the ramifications of the June 26 same-sex marriage ruling for the Catholic Church at the national, state and local levels will ...

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USCCB president: Supreme Court ruling on marriage 'tragic error'

WASHINGTON - The president of the U.S. bishops' conference called the Supreme Court's June 26 marriage ruling "a tragic error" and he urged Catholics ...

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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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