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Living Stations ‘Jesus’ carries cross of his own

The executioners stretched his arms. They held his hands and wrists against the wood and pressed the nails until they stabbed his flesh. Then, with one heavy hammer smash, ...

Passion for soccer; deeper passion for serving God, people

This is the second in a series of articles introducing you to the six men scheduled to be ordained priests for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee this year. Ordination will be ...

School showers low-income mothers with hope

Susan Booth, principal at St. Matthias School, Milwaukee, was about to have her second child. As with every school year, the students and families band together to support a ...

For farmers, God is their partner

Dominic “Nic” Budde peels the covers off two plastic ice cream buckets filled with oats in the bed of his pickup truck.Fr. Michael Erwin, pastor of St. Katharine ...

Mission director sees work as building relationships

When Antoinette Mensah was 5 months old, her parents left Ghana for the United States and relocated to Milwaukee where her father received a scholarship to Marquette ...

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Killings at Jewish community center mourned; Catholic woman among dead

Killings at Jewish community center mourned; Catholic woman among dead

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. –– Outpourings of grief and support came in response to the murder of three people at two Jewish-run facilities in the Kansas City...

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Health care must protect everyone, 'born and unborn,' say bishops

RICHMOND, Va.–– Virginia's two Catholic bishops have urged the state's lawmakers to enact health care reforms "that cover everyone and protect everyon...

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Parents object to NC school's assembly on human sexuality

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hundreds of parents packed the gym of Charlotte Catholic High School late April 2 to criticize a recent student assembly on human se...

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NY Catholic all-girls high school founded by U.S. saint to close

NY Catholic all-girls high school founded by U.S. saint to close

RYE, N.Y. — In the end, the declining numbers trumped the best efforts of enthusiastic alumnae and parents, committed staff and a religious congregati...

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Atlanta archbishop to sell $2 million residence

Atlanta archbishop to sell $2 million residence

ATLANTA — Atlanta Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory announced April 5 that he will vacate the archbishop's residence in early May and move into another ava...

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Easter Blessing of the Food tradition continues in archdiocese

I remember going to a South Side Milwaukee parish with (relatives) and a basket of our Easter eggs, Polish sausage, bread, butter and a few other item...

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Addressing evangelization, synod considers ‘intentional discipleship’

Addressing evangelization, synod considers ‘intentional discipleship’

Editor’s note: Between now and the Archdiocesan Synod, June 7-8, the Catholic Herald will publish summaries, prepared by the Synod Preparatory Commiss...

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Synod's focus on on diversity rooted in cultural realities

Synod's focus on on diversity rooted in cultural realities

Editor’s note: Between now and the Archdiocesan Synod, June 7-8, the Catholic Herald will publish summaries, prepared by the Synod Preparatory Commiss...

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Concern for relatives, homeland remains high

Concern for relatives, homeland remains high

Parishioners at St. Michael Ukrainian Catholic Church are putting more faith in the power of prayer than in the power of economic sanctions.Fr. Vasyl ...

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St. Peter Claver group continues to fund scholarships, honors Br. Bob Smith

St. Peter Claver group continues to fund scholarships, honors Br. Bob Smith

The Knights and Ladies of St. Peter Claver know how to celebrate. On the Saturday before Mardi Gras, the ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel in Brookfield ...

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This Week's Special Section

It's new for you! Catholic Family!

March 28, 2014

It's new for you! Catholic Family!

Today's children are more connected to the world than ever before, so how do you keep them safe? Parents offer their suggestions for online safety and more.  Catholic Church helping to create ki...

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