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Parish goes high-tech
to serve community
Manitowoc teens are among beneficiaries of state-of-art
|TEEN TALK: Jon Blevins, a member of the Life Teen core team at St. Francis Assisi Parish in Manitowoc, teaches a lesson in the Damascus Conference Center on Oct. 26. Life Teen participants meet in the newly renovated space following 6 p.m. Mass on Sundays. The conference center is located at the Waldo site, 1122 N. 14th St. (Rick Evans photo)
By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor
MANITOWOC -- St. Francis of Assisi Parish has expanded its walls for miles without adding a single square foot.
The parish's new Damascus Conference Center not only serves as a meeting and worship space, but also features technology for the production of podcasts, cablecasts and Hollywood quality films. It includes a sound room with a soundboard and LED light board, Mac Pro computer, HDTV projector, large projection screen, plasma TV and Pro Presenter video recording software.
"We can capture what's happening in liturgies and bring that back to this space to distribute it beyond these walls," said Brian Mitchell, president of interGen, who served as a consultant on the project. "This space becomes a hub of information." Full story ...
Catholic Charities marks 90 years of service to diocese
Sidebar: A history of Catholic Charities
Agency has long history with refugee resettlement
Chapel a reminder of departed loved ones
A Belgian tradition, family chapel keeps memories of departed loved ones alive
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Bishop's Corner by Bishop David Ricken -- Love of neighbor in action
Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
for November 2, 2008: Light on the dark mystery of death
Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
for November 2, 2008: Christianity is not a mystery cult
Editorial -- Decision time
We are called to put values, understanding of church social teaching to test
Editorial -- O come, O come, Emmanuel
Foundations of Faith -- 'Horrors' of hell were a later development
What exactly was it that Jesus 'descended into?'
Saint of the Day -- Number changes, not faith
Some heathen practices were just too much for these saints
Your Catholic Neighbor -- Cancer forces giver to receive
Lindahl, a self-described 'Martha,' says ordeal turned her into a 'Mary'
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