News media in cross hairs

It’s been a challenging time for newspapers around the country in recent years and also for the journalists they employ. Slumping advertising and circulation revenue, combined with … Read More

Who is to blame?

Do we suffer from spiritual atherosclerosis, from turning our hearts to stone? By now, everyone knows the photos, audios and videos that circulated last week of crying … Read More

A lesson in discipleship

A member of the Green Bay Packers received unexpected accolades recently when he was seen pushing a wheelchair-bound passenger through the Appleton International Airport. Running back Aaron … Read More

A reminder that all life is sacred

Last Sunday’s feast of the Holy Trinity brings to mind St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, who, as legend tells us, used a shamrock to try to … Read More

Memorial Day: Honoring veterans

Memorial Day, despite the late start to spring weather in northeastern Wisconsin, is upon us. While, in many respects, this holiday is the unofficial start of summer, … Read More

Cremains deserve proper burial

Sometimes what seemed like a great idea at the time, isn’t really. Back in the early 1960s, a relative dressed her child as Al Jolson on Halloween. … Read More

Praying for peace in May

October is traditionally known as the month of the rosary, but this year Pope Francis is asking Catholics to pray the rosary for peace every day in … Read More

Pope asks for forgiveness

Forgiveness is a message Pope Francis has preached to us quite often. Earlier this month, Pope Francis found himself asking for forgiveness from Chilean survivors of clergy … Read More

‘God has a dad’s heart’

“Is my dad in heaven?” It’s a question many of us have pondered — whether about a parent, child or friend. But the question is especially poignant … Read More

We are called to holiness

Our path to heaven, to holiness, is challenging and can always use a dose of inspiration. Today we have that jolt of stimulation thanks to Pope Francis. … Read More