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| Project Rachel marks 20 years of helping women find forgiveness and rebuild their lives after an abortion
Church helps woman leave sex industry, found House of Hope for other former prostitutes
More violence against Christians in northern Iraq prompts thousands of Catholics to flee country
Priesthood vocations outlook in U.S. is daunting but not bleak, says national vocations official
Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- God specially blesses all of us and that afflicts us with a great pain
Fr. John Rausch -- God wants more than market approach to jails, which can't be just warehouses
Charlie Martin -- God can help us change negative beliefs we harbor about ourselves
Fr. John Dietzen -- Can voting be a sin?
Fr. Richard McBrien -- Conservative Catholics, Protestants teaming up for fall election haven't been traditional allies
George Weigel -- Pope John Paul's ecumenical outreach efforts aren't matched by leader of Russian Orthodox Church
Shadow day fuels Darboy teen's interest in religious ed.
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Missionary sees effects of 40 years of apartheid
Divide remains, but it's now becoming a rich-poor divide
|NEW HOME: Fr. Michael Murphy outside the three rondavels (huts) he shares with Fr. John Selemela in Dwars River, in South Africa. One rondavel serves as a kitchen and living room, the other has two bedrooms and a shower and the third is a small office. (Submitted photo)
By Tony Staley
Apartheid ended 13 years ago in South Africa and the country has been under majority black rule for 10 years.
But the effects of more than 40 years of racial segregation based on white control and power continue, said an Irish missionary who has been serving there eight years.
"Today there is no longer a strict black and white divide, but rather a rich and poor divide. Some blacks have done remarkably well since 1994," said Fr. Michael Murphy, a member of the Irish St. Patrick's Missionary Society. Mission Sunday is Oct. 24.
The effects of apartheid can be seen in poverty, community and family breakdown, a lack of initiative and the growing problem of AIDS, said Fr. Murphy in an interview at the society's house in Chicago. Full story ...
Pope: Eucharist can heal world
John Paul calls for a more intense witness
of the faith
Gathering receives thumbs up
Participants enjoy the annual diocesan event
at St. Norbert and its variety of presentations
Don't get in the Light's way
Appleton pastor calls entering priesthood 'choosing something wonderful'
VIRTUS training gives scary, but important, safety information
Parents, volunteers prepared to prevent sex abuse
Sidebar: Preventing abuse
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Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
'What a difference a year makes'
Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
October 17, 2004: Wear God out with constant prayer
Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
October 17, 2004: Paul used scripture to support teaching
Editorial -- Out of limbo
Vatican Theological Commission is studying what happens
to unbaptized babies who die
Editorial -- Election resources close
Catholic help is only a click away on web
Eye on the Capitol --
Independent 'issue ads' can quickly take over political races
Foundations of Faith --
Light shines in darkness of centuries underground
Now-empty catacombs reveal age-old treasures
Saint of the Day --
Peter wanted to play by the rules
Spanish saint worked for reform of Franciscans
Articles on Bishop's Appeal 2004:
Bishop's Appeal hits $4.67 million (September 3, 2004)
Giving to Bishop's Appeal makes some major gains (May 21, 2004)
Gifts to annual Bishop's Appeal top $4 million (May 14, 2004)
Gifts to annual Bishop's Appeal near $4 million (Apr. 30, 2004)
Appeal tops $3.4 million (Apr. 2, 2004)
Diocese offers helping hands in many ways (Mar. 26, 2004)
Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal
Sidebar: Topping $3 million
Providing an escape from financial quagmire (Mar. 19, 2004)
Sidebar: Nearing $3 million
Parish finds help from diocese only a phone call away (Mar. 12, 2004)
Sidebar: Appeal giving up
Consultant helps parishes tune up Sunday liturgies (Mar. 5, 2004)
Sidebar: Appeal tops $2 million
Camp draws generations of diocesan youth (Feb. 27, 2004)
Sidebar: Appeal at 30%
Befriending persons in need (Feb. 20, 2004)
Diocese helps engaged prepare for marriage (Feb. 13, 2004)
Appeal theme mirrors Catholic way of life (Feb. 6, 2004)
Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use
Bridging the Gap by Bishop David A. Zubik --
Blockbuster action and beyond (Feb. 6, 2004)