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Radio airwaves connect people to their faith
New Zealand study finds that abortion harms mental health
Pope says willingness to admit wrongs will help lead to unity
Portland Archdiocese to appeal judge's verdict saying it owns all parishes and schools
Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- The Health of the Body of Christ depends on our being aware of how it works
Fr. Joe Bragotti -- Bullets in collection plate teach lesson in stewardship
Charlie Martin -- Positive people acknowledge their setbacks
Fr. John Dietzen -- Can a man who was married be ordained?
Fr. Richard McBrien -- Celebrating historic agreement in Unity Week
George Weigel -- Pope Benedict reviews post-Vatican II church
Kids Chronicle: Samuel chosen as God's prophet
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What is God calling you, his chosen one, to do?
Vocation Awareness Week invites us to say 'One little yes'
Helping your parish build a vocations culture
Seminarians say God's call led to a 'yes' and more
'The Matrix' movie spawns a vocations recruitment poster
For a deacon, saying 'yes' culminates in 'I do'
Support of a community makes saying 'yes' easier
Small but active group of women perform many ministries
Retired sisters continue to serve their community
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-- Posted: 1/18/2006, 5:59 p.m. Central Time
Bishop Zubik's mother dies
Susan M. Zubik, 80, Green Bay, - the mother of Green Bay Bp. David Zubik - died Monday, Jan. 16, of cancer at a Green Bay hospital.
Mrs. Zubik was born in Ambridge, Pa., where she lived until moving to Green Bay two years ago after her son became bishop.
She was born Feb. 26, 1925, to the late John and Susan (Podhorin) Raskosky. She and Stanley Zubik were married on Jan. 22, 1949, at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church in Ambridge. Full story ...
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Brother returns to Oconto
to serve others
Winding road took him to religious life and back home
Jan. 9-13 is Vocation Awareness Week
|MUSIC MAKER: Br. Roman Sleger, OSB, plays the organ at Holy Trinity Parish, Oconto, where he takes Communion to the homebound, leads a Bible study and helps in many other ways. He lived in the parish as a teen and young man before joining a Benedictine abbey. He returned to Oconto in 1999. (Rick Evans photo)
By Heather Chrudimsky
Mixing humor with ministry is Benedictine Br. Roman (Robert) Sleger's cheerful style, which he has developed during more than 40 years as a religious brother.
"I am a people person. The brotherhood has been a very interesting life path for me," said Br. Sleger, who has been assisting for the last few years at Holy Trinity Parish, Oconto,
playing the organ, leading Bible studies and bringing Communion to the home-bound.
But his road to the monastery was not a straight path, said Br. Sleger, 77.
He was born Dec. 22, 1928, in West De Pere. His father was a cheese maker and his mother was a homemaker. But he grew up in St. Joseph Orphanage in Allouez - now the site of the diocesan offices. He and his five brothers and sisters entered the orphanage in October
1930 because his mother got sick after he was born and his parents could no longer care for them.
Br. Sleger said his memories of the orphanage were all good and include helping in the kitchen and on the farms during harvest time. Full story ...
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Area events to recall 'Roe' abortion decision
Two state-wide groups will sponsor buses to national March for Life
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