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Fr. Neal Kaminski died Sept. 15: Popular missionary, retreat leader and teacher served in Pulaski
Catholic military chaplains in Iraq, Afghanistan feel strain caused by great need, too few priests
Pop star Bono, U.S. bishops ask Bush Administration, Congress to send pledged African AIDS money
Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- We'll achieve holiness after wholeness, not by having our spiritual side triumph
Fr. Jim Lisante -- Pat LaFontaine, 'Best American-born hockey player ever', found new life helping kids
Mary Beth Bonacci -- When we skip Sunday Mass we put God in back seat and worship a false god
Kathy Hamer -- Now empty nest is full of memories
Charlie Martin -- Imagine how Jesus will respond in heaven to what we did on earth
Fr. John Dietzen -- Bible is for anyone to read -- even those who aren't Bible scholars
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Bp. Robert Banks has removed Fr. Peter Taylor as the priest serving St. Denis Parish in Shiocton and St. Patrick Parish in Stephensville.
The decision was made after Bp. Banks met with Fr. Taylor, who had
allowed Fr. John Feeney to stay at the rectory in Shiocton -- without
diocesan approval or knowledge -- while he was awaiting a court
appearance concerning charges of sexual abuse. Full story ...
Readers eagerly await all the junk fit to print
Young editor has a following for his weekly newspaper
By Tony Staley
|WORKING JOURNALISTS: Junk Journal founder Jordan Mader (center) with his brother, Lucas (left) and friend Cody Van Roy. Jordan, 11, has published 30 issues of his weekly newspaper, taking only one week off for vacation. (Rick Evans photo)
DARBOY -- An 11-year-old sixth grader at Holy Angels School,
Darboy, has found a way to make junk pay by packaging it weekly and
selling it to eager buyers.
The "junk" is a collection of whatever interests Jordan Mader,
who puts it into words, then publishes it in a four-page,
8½-by-11 inch newspaper he calls The Junk
His newspaper started last March, almost by accident.
"I had a notebook I won at the Darboy picnic," Jordan recalls.
"I was going to do a journal, like an everyday journal, and I wrote
'The Junk Journal' on it. Then, I thought, 'Instead of that I'll
make it like a newspaper.' I was going to set it on the table so
Mom and Dad could read it every morning."
He did that once, before deciding both that a daily paper was
too much and that his potential audience might be larger than just
He typed his first real issue, which filled only a half-page, on
an old Macintosh computer. The next week, he filled 1½
pages, which included a contribution from his brother, Lucas,
8. Full story ...
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Bishop: Pass sexual abuse bills
Madison bishop testifies at hearing on making clergy mandatory reporters of abuse
Readers invited to share thoughts on John Paul's papacy
Silver jubilee coming up
Theology on Tap founder to speak
Fr. John Cusick will present four workshops at this year's Gathering
Sidebar: Diocese gathers
Teamwork benefits women and children
Wautoma women's group joins forces with inmates
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The crucifix and Mass' sacrifice
Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
September 28: God's directives and joy are connected
Editorial -- How's that?
When trying to unravel the causes of the scandal, let's be careful who we blame
Editorial -- Counting our blessings
Time to say a prayer of thanksgiving
Saint of the Day --
Martyrs endured Chinese ire