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286 couples celebrate 50 years of marriage

286 couples celebrate 50 years of marriage

Bishop David Zubik told the couples gathered before him that while they have experienced the ups and downs of life in their 50 years of marriage, their presence demonstrated that they have not...


Mission collection Oct. 20-21

Every year, on the next-to-last Sunday of October, Catholics of the world are called to recommit themselves to their common vocation, through baptism, to be missionaries: through prayer,...

286 couples celebrate 50 years of marriage

Bishop David Zubik told the couples gathered before him that while they have experienced the ups and downs of life in their 50 years of marriage, their presence demonstrated that they have not...

Speaker: Walk with people in crisis

Catholics who are hurt and angry about revelations of past child sexual abuse committed by clergy may be searching for support and direction, according to an expert on spiritual and psychological...

Religious to share vocation stories

Three younger sisters will speak about their vocation stories Sunday, Oct. 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse in Baden.Felician Sister Desiré Findlay,...

Bishop David Zubik

Love is contagious

Would you be surprised to know that there are only two American-born men who have been formally beatified? They were beatified within weeks of each other last year by Pope Francis.One is...

Your servant, David, is listening

D uring my 13 years as a high school teacher, one of the most important lessons I tried to teach my students was the difference between “hearing” and “listening.”The...

My heart is heavy

As I write this, my heart is heavy.No one who has read the grand jury report can be unaffected. It is a record of the violation that children suffered at the hands of men who were ordained...


It was 2001. None of us over the age of 25 will forget where we were on 9/11 of that year. On that Tuesday morning, terrorists crashed planes into the North and South towers of the World Trade...

A lap around the lake

One of my real joys as bishop — and I am blessed with so many — is celebrating the sacrament of confirmation. Just a few weeks ago, I finished my schedule of spring confirmations. It...

Sunday will never be the same again

June is a month of endings and beginnings.Many people marry in June. It’s the beginning of a new life together, of building a home and filling it with love. Yet this requires husband...


Father Bober

Satan is often depicted as a tester

QUESTION: What does the Bible say about the devil? ANSWER: Two preliminary concepts are important in determining how the Bible understands the devil. The first is...

Scriptures offer modern-day lessons

QUESTION: My question is about the homily at Mass. I wonder why priests concentrate so much on the Bible. The Bible seems to me like “old news.” I want to hear about what is...

We're in awe at God's loving deeds

QUESTION: I hear people talk about “fearing” God. If God is such a loving God, why should we be afraid? ANSWER: In our human history, when people...

Orphanage housed kids for 129 years

QUESTION: I have heard my grandmother talk about St. Paul Orphanage. When did it begin and when did it close? ANSWER: St. Paul Orphanage began in 1836 when three...

Sacraments are encounters with God

QUESTION: Several friends have told me that they have encountered priests who have refused them sacraments. Why would they do that? Sacraments are for the people, not the priests,...

Divorce is complex and painful

QUESTION: My parents have been divorced for many years. My mother has remarried, but my father has not (nor does he intend to). However, he has not received Communion since the divorce many...

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