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Mayor Bill de Blasio, 'extraordinary moment' if pope visited New York

NEW YORK –– New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said it would be an "extraordinary moment for our city and an extraordinary honor" if Pope Francis visited the Big Apple in ...

Dominic Days opens grounds to special visitors

Parishioners at St. Dominic Parish, Brookfield, look forward all year to Dominic Days, the annual parish festival. This year, a new group of families had reason to be ...

Author’s life, writing rooted in spiritual exploration

Dominic (Nick) Cibrario has a taste for adventure. He writes about climbing the Himalayas, traveling to jungles and wrestling with good, evil, tragedy and darkness. The ...

Family finds home in Catholic Church

When a family of four moves across several states, the household naturally experiences some difficult adjustments. But when the Nunnally family moved to Wisconsin three years ...

Franciscan devoted to ‘sacrament of storytelling’

John B. Clote has a devotion to what he calls “the sacrament of storytelling.” Franciscan Friar John Clote, a former broadcast journalist, is pictured in Assisi, Italy, ...

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Executive order prohibits firing of gays by U.S. government, contractors

WASHINGTON –– President Barack Obama's executive order of July 21 has installed workplace rules forbidding the firing of gays, lesbians, bisexual and ...

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Catholic leaders speak out about policy toward migrant kids, families

Catholic leaders speak out about policy toward migrant kids, families

WASHINGTON –– A Latin America expert for Catholic Relief Services, the head of the bishops' migration committee and the president of a Catholic colleg...

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At AIDS conference, Catholics remember colleagues on MH17

At AIDS conference, Catholics remember colleagues on MH17

MELBOURNE, Australia –– Catholics involved in the fight against HIV and AIDS took a few moments July 21 to remember their friends and colleagues who p...

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No summer break for debate on Common Core standards for schools

No summer break for debate on Common Core standards for schools

WASHINGTON –– Even in the dog days of summer, the realization that the school year is just around the corner keeps creeping up like pockets of sprouti...

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Bill that would overturn any restrictions on abortion termed 'radical'

WASHINGTON –– A Senate bill that would make it unlawful to restrict abortion services or the facilities that provide them is "the most radical pro-abo...

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Catholic Charities may house unaccompanied minors

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Catholic Charities USA have a longstanding relationship when it comes to natural disasters, accordi...

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Victims’ attorneys want their money now

Attorneys for the Official Committee of Unsecured Creditors, which includes victims of sexual abuse by priests, are asking for interim payment of fees...

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Pro-life advocate loses round in court

A local pro-life advocate and leader of 40 Days for Life, a campaign to end abortion, received sobering news in court Thursday, July 17, after attempt...

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Priests bless bikes and bikers at Milwaukee VA

Priests bless bikes and bikers at Milwaukee VA

Fr. Norm Oswald, chief of chaplains at the Milwaukee VA Medical Center, blesses a biker at the VA Medical Center’s 24th annual bike blessing, June 7. ...

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‘Setback’ for archdiocese in Chapter 11

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee suffered a “setback,” according to Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki, in its Chapter 11 reorganization Friday, June 20, due t...

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Relax with the latest issue of Mature Lifestyles

July 25, 2014

Relax with the latest issue of Mature Lifestyles

For many the summer is a time to relax. Read stories of time in a garden, love of the family dog, snacks and many more. Missionary found second home in Taiwan Author's life, writing rooted in spirit...

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