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New children’s book tells story of Our Lady of Champion

GASTONIA, N.C. — For Patrick O’Hearn, author of the upcoming children’s book “Go and Fear Nothing: The Story of Our Lady of Champion,” writing was not always an...
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Christmas tree lot in Kaukauna delivers holiday joy for a good cause

KAUKAUNA — St. Ignatius Catholic School in Kaukauna kicked off its 20th annual Christmas tree lot sale on Friday, Nov. 24. Run entirely by volunteers, this festive fundraiser...
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These Christmas meals are meant to be enjoyed with others

ALLOUEZ — Christmas is coming quickly. And not everyone has a place to go or only a few people with whom to share their holiday meal. Following are...
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Songs for Christmas preparation during Advent

Advent is the time when Christians prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas. However, at this time of year, we are also surrounded by Christmas carols —...
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Keshena parish remembers those who have gone before

KESHENA — All Souls Day is always special at St. Michael Parish in Keshena, located on the Menominee Indian Reservation. But this year was doubly special because Bishop...
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Combined Lock parish marks its centennial

COMBINED LOCKS — When Debbie Jonen was asked to organize a few old boxes in the St. Paul Parish office last spring, little did she know the treasure...
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Bishop Ricken issues statement on satanic tree display

GREEN BAY – As shepherd of the over 250,000 Catholics and nearly 1.2 million souls in the Diocese of Green Bay, Bishop David L. Ricken expressed his dismay,...

Who are the poor?

Sunday, Nov. 19, will mark the seventh World Day of the Poor, founded by Pope Francis in 2017. This year’s theme is: “Do not turn your face away...

Longtime St. Bernard Parish deacon dies

GREEN BAY — Deacon Larry Mastalish, who served at St. Bernard Parish, Green Bay, for 28 years, died Nov. 2 at age 86. Deacon Mastalish was ordained to...

Rydell to be ordained a transitional deacon on Nov. 25

Mark Rydell ALLOUEZ — Mark Rydell will soon take another step on a journey that began 20 years ago. On Saturday, Nov. 25, at 10 a.m. Mass, he...

Rome Synod synthesis shows agreement, divergences

VATICAN CITY — A report summarizing discussions at the assembly of the Synod of Bishops said the church may need more welcoming pastoral approaches, especially to people who...

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Norbertine Father Jim Baraniak, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in De Pere, Wis., points to the refurbished crucifixion monument at Mount Calvary Cemetery in Ashwaubenon, Wis.,  during Mass on Ascension Sunday, May 21, 2023. (OSV News photo/Sam Lucero)

Mount Calvary Cemetery in Ashwaubenon has resurrection moment

The "Cosmic Cliffs" of the Carina Nebula are seen in an image released by NASA July 12, 2022. The "cliffs" are divided horizontally by an undulating line between a cloudscape forming a nebula along the bottom portion and a comparatively clear upper portion. The image is from data provided by NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, a revolutionary apparatus designed to peer through the cosmos to the dawn of the universe. Speckled across both portions is a starfield, showing innumerable stars of many sizes. (OSV News photo/NASA, ESA, CSA, STScI, Webb ERO Production Team, Handout via Reuters)

Newly discovered ancient galaxies put spotlight on ‘Big Bang Theory,’ God’s act of creation

Wiktoria Ulma poses for a picture with one of their children. Józef and Wiktoria Ulma secretly gave shelter to eight Jews for almost two years in German-occupied Poland, hiding them from the murderous Nazi regime during the Second World War. The Ulmas are on the path to beatification with the Vatican declaring them martyrs Dec. 17, 2022. The Nazis killed the family and the Jews they were sheltering early in the morning March 24, 1944, right before Easter. (OSV NEWS photo/courtesy  Polish Institute of National Remembrance)

Polish family murdered by Nazis along with Jews they sheltered recalled on Holocaust Remembrance Day; family’s martyrdom paves way for beatification

A family is pictured in a file photo praying the rosary in their Phoenix home. Catholic experts are expressing concern after a recent Pew Research Center survey found that only 35% of U.S. Catholic parents say that it is extremely or very important to them that their children grow up to hold similar religious beliefs. (OSV News photo/CNS file, J.D. Long-Garcia, The Catholic Sun)

Pew: Only 1 in 3 Catholic parents say it’s ‘very important’ children share parents’ religious beliefs

Kansas City Chief superfans pictured Feb. 2, 2023, are Sisters Mary Laura Huddleston, Marie Noel Bruch, Mary Jo McDonald, Sue Retherford, Paula Rose Jauernig, Dorothy Henscheid, Delia Lawless, Gloria Solomo and Rosalie Curtin. Standing, from left, are: Sisters Ruth Reischman, Genitha Regan, Mary Lex Smith, Maureen Kehoe and Marie Michael Mollis. They are all Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kan. (OSV News photo/Jay Soldner, The Leaven)

Sisters of Charity give whole new meaning to what makes for a ‘faithful fan’

LA’s ‘peacemaker’ Bishop David O’Connell found shot and killed in his own home

A young earthquake survivor cries outside her destroyed home in Jandaris, Syria, Feb. 7, 2023. A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked areas of Turkey and Syria early Feb. 6, toppling hundreds of buildings and killing thousands. (OSV News photo/Khalil Ashawi, Reuters)

Shock, despair and mourning in Aleppo amid ‘terror’ of the earthquake, local bishops say

Greek Orthodox Metropolitan Gerasimos of San Francisco and Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco pray at a Jan 20, 2022, vespers service during the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity at St. Pius Catholic Church in Redwood, Calif. The two religious leaders planned to lead a Jan. 23, 2023, vespers service at the same Catholic Church to mark the 2023 Week of Prayer. (CNS photo/Dennis Callahan, Archdiocese San Francisco)

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity takes on ‘even greater significance’ in 2023


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