Notre Dame Cathedral fire

Catholics entered Holy Week by witnessing one of their faith’s iconic churches — built to honor the mother of Jesus, Notre Dame Cathedral de Paris — suffer … Read More

The Rwandan genocide

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the Rwandan genocide. In less than three months in 1994, more than 800,000 men, women and children, … Read More

Lessons from the Final Four

Fond memories likely came flooding back to basketball fans around northeast Wisconsin last Saturday after witnessing Tony Bennett, head coach of the University of Virginia Cavaliers basketball … Read More

Shopko closing impacts all

The March 18 announcement that Shopko, a Green Bay-based retail chain, will close all of its stores by mid-June came as blow to people throughout the Diocese … Read More

Dairy farming faces hard time

America’s Dairyland. Wisconsin has held this title since the early 1900s, but in recent years, dairy farming has hit a wall. Production costs, overproduction and lower prices … Read More

This Lent, let’s bag plastic use

During Lent, we often give up something as a type of fasting — physical or spiritual. The idea is to purge ourselves of something that might stand … Read More

‘Missionaries of Hope’

In his 2013 apostolic exhortation, “The Joy of the Gospel,” Pope Francis discusses the church’s missionary focus and introduces us to a simple strategy of evangelizing. He … Read More

Catholic Press Month

February is Catholic Press Month in the United States. According to the Catholic Press Association, there are currently 125 Catholic newspapers in the United States and Canada, … Read More

High Court blows call

A serious challenge to the First Amendment’s free exercise of religion took place last week — and it happened at no place other than the U.S. Supreme … Read More