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Pope names successors to retiring Alaska archbishop, Arlington bishop

Pope names successors to retiring Alaska archbishop, Arlington bishop WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Roger L. Schwietz of Anchorage, Alaska, and appointed Bishop Paul D. Etienne of Cheyenne, Wyoming, to be his successor.    Pope Francis also accepted the resignation of Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington, Vi...
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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Moved by Mercy

Moved by Mercy September 2016 Dear Friends in Christ:     The theme for the 2016-17 Respect Life Program, situated within the Jubilee Year of Mercy, is Moved by Mercy.  As in previous years, materials have been provided to each parish throughout the diocese to be used by parishes, schools and...
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Family Dinners: One Meal at a time

Family Dinners:  One Meal at a time The beginning of the new school years marks the opportunity to set new goals for your family. As a counselor, I have often encouraged parents to assess the needs of each young person in the family, and help create environments and experiences that will help that child grow throughout that year. I&#...
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Archbishop Kurtz encourages NCCW members to show, welcome mercy

Archbishop Kurtz encourages NCCW members to show, welcome mercy INDIANAPOLIS (CNS) – St. Teresa of Kolkata's life of mercy serves as an example of responding to people in need anywhere at any time, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops told the Sept. 10 closing Mass of the annual convention of the National Council of Catholic Women. ...
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

St. Teresa of Calcutta: Mercy in Action

St. Teresa of Calcutta: Mercy in Action This Sunday (Sept. 18) is Catechetical Sunday. This is a day to acknowledge and appreciate all those who commit themselves to being catechists in our parishes.   Catechists can be found in many places  … in children’s parish faith formation programs, in Catholic schools,...
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Thursday, September 15, 2016

Share the good news about Catholic schools

Share the good news about Catholic schools Hundreds of thousands of families just like yours send their children to Catholic schools each day. Can you think of other families in your neighborhood that might make the same choice for their children if you shared with them the good news of the advantages of a Catholic education? A Catholic sc...
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Haubstadt Daughters of Isabella earn honors

Haubstadt Daughters of Isabella earn honors The Daughters of Isabella Haubstadt Circle #151 received two awards at the International Convention of the Daughters of Isabella, held last month in Henderson, Nev.  The Circle received the Membership Award (with an 11 percent increase in membership) and the Recruitment Award. Linda Kissel an...
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Five Grandsons, five Eagle Scouts, one proud family

Five Grandsons, five Eagle Scouts, one proud family Andy Wildemann of St. Phillip may not have been a Boy Scout; nor were his daughters life-long Girl Scouts. He may, however, be the proudest Scouting grandfather in the tri-state. All five of his grandsons, ranging in age from 18 to 32 years, have earned the highest achievement in Scouting - the ran...
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Thursday, September 01, 2016

Peer-led group aims to help those suffering from bipolar

Peer-led group aims to help those suffering from bipolar From time to time everyone experiences emotional difficulties that impacts his or her quality of life and ability to function in everyday activities.  When symptoms occur that lead to a diagnosis of bipolar disorder or depression, family and friends can play a valuable role in providing suppor...
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

INPEA conference will enlighten, entertain

The Indiana Non-Public Education Association (INPEA) will present “Building on a Legacy of Excellence” on Sept. 15-16 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. This conference is a must-attend event for everyone involved in private-school education throughout the state.  "I...
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Wednesday, August 03, 2016