Catholic Life Articles

  • My Walk with St. Padre Pio

    God used St. Padre Pio to rescue me. Shortly after I turned 18, I drifted away from my Catholic faith. It was the early 70’s, a period of great confusion, and the Catholic formation I had received in Fargo’s Catholic high school was a reflection of the times. I was caught up in the craze […]

  • Merle Haggard and the New Evangelization

    Does the name Merle Haggard ring a bell? For those 30 and older, it likely does. Does the name Merle Haggard make you think of evangelization? Probably not. Yet, on March 26 in Stevens Point, Merle Haggard, the famous country music legend, played a part in the New Evangelization. Merle passed away on April 6, […]

  • Give because you have been given

    St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Wisconsin Rapids Wayne Pankratz believes it’s every Catholic’s duty to give back to the church Wayne Pankratz of Wisconsin Rapids is passionate about his Catholic faith and wants others to feel the same joy. An active member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish, Wayne works to stay connected to […]

  • Decisive moments – Following the call of the Holy Spirit

    St. Joseph Parish in Stevens Point We are all faced with decisive moments in our lives and events that have affected our journey of faith. Patrick Wenzl, an active member of St. Joseph Parish in Stevens Point, leads the Men of St. Joseph Parish Prayer Breakfast, which he believes was a decisive moment presented to […]

  • Coming home Mateusz’s 4,500 mile journey to Polonia

    Sacred Heart Parish in Polonia When Mateusz Skibba was 2, he was living in a Polish orphanage and had no idea that, thousands of miles away, a small ad in a parish bulletin would soon change his life and the lives of his four siblings. In 2001, Rebecca Skibba and her husband Pete were living […]