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Catholic Schools Week events set

Catholic Schools Week events set

Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 28-Feb. 3, is a joint project of the National Catholic Educational Association and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. This year marks the 44th anniversary of the...

Chimbote mission team members sought

Chimbote mission team members sought

A no-obligation information session is set for Tuesday, Jan. 30, for anyone interested in serving on a mission team this summer to Chimbote, Peru. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the...

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Catholic Schools Week events set

Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 28-Feb. 3, is a joint project of the National Catholic Educational Association and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. This year marks the 44th anniversary of the...

Chimbote mission team members sought

A no-obligation information session is set for Tuesday, Jan. 30, for anyone interested in serving on a mission team this summer to Chimbote, Peru. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in the...

Forming selfless, energetic leaders

The On Mission for The Church Alive! prayer asks God to “Raise up selfless, energetic leaders to serve the church in fidelity and with care.” Gary Fritsch has answered that call,...

'He brought me back to my faith'

My life was changed on Nov. 17, 2013, and took a turn for the worse two days later.I was in eighth grade at St. Sylvester School, sitting in my sixth-period social studies class. The...

Bishop David Zubik

Christmas: One lasting word

No doubt. The decorations are down. Ornaments carefully packed. Boxes stored until December. Memories of Christmas 2017 are nestled in the heart.As we have once again focused on the real...

All I want for Christmas

One of our beautiful Christmas traditions at St. Paul Seminary where I live is to engage in a “secret Santa” exchange of gifts. We did so a little early this year because of our...

Turkey to go

Thanksgiving 2017 is all but a memory. The dark meat and white meat; the stuffing and cranberries; the potatoes and pies are a part of that memory, together with the table talk among family and...

The eyes have it

One part of a bishop’s job description that I most enjoy is celebrating the Sacrament of Confirmation. In the fall and spring, I’m on the road throughout the six counties of our...

Putting out the welcome mat

One of the realities of my being a bishop is that, when I visit a parish for Mass, the priests and the faithful are intentionally at their best.The church is usually full, the musicians are...

Be a missionary

When I was in grade school, high school and seminary, some of my heroes were the great Catholic missionaries.St. Peter, our first pope, was one of these heroes. He brought the Gospel from...

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Father Bober

Judgment of Galileo was wrong

QUESTION: Does the Catholic Church ever admit that it was wrong? For example, with Galileo. ANSWER: Galileo Galilei was born in Pisa, Italy, on Feb. 15, 1564. He...

We should strive to be honest

QUESTION: As a college student, I find it surprisingly easy to cheat on tests. At first, I felt a little guilty about this, but then I realized there is so much at stake in keeping up my...

We live out our faith today

QUESTION: I am a person who does not like change or new things. That applies to all aspects of my life and certainly extends to my faith. I struggle with all that has changed in the...

Much ado about the Our Father

QUESTION: I read that the French bishops and even Pope Francis want to change the words of the Our Father. How can we do that to the very words that Jesus...

Jewish, Christian holidays are unique

QUESTION: A friend talked about the Jewish celebration of Hanukkah as a “Jewish Christmas.” I know that is not correct, but I wonder if there are any connections between these...

It's good to be free from sin

QUESTION: Recently I said to my grandchildren that they had better soon make their “Christmas confession.” They responded that there is no such thing. I was always taught that...

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