Catholic Life Articles

  • It’s the way it’s gotta be

    Konrad Radaszewski and his mother, Cecelia, thank God even through tragedy Growing up as a farm kid in Almond, Konrad Radaszewski was always committed to his faith, even from an early age, and he took his beliefs very seriously, attending Mass every Sunday. He graduated high school as valedictorian of his class and went to […]

  • Through it all, God provides

    Mary Butrum from Sacred Heart/St. Patrick Parish in Eau Claire reflects on her life, with thanksgiving In the heart of a west-central Wisconsin town resides a transplant from New Orleans, La. Mary Butrum, from Sacred Heart/St. Patrick Parish in Eau Claire, came to live near her sister and brother in-law after her home was destroyed […]

  • In Thanksgiving – For Mary, the power of prayer led to a miraculous healing

    A month before she received a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer, Mary Murray Woods felt the presence of death in her mind. A parishioner of Guardian Angels Parish in Melrose, she spoke with Father Bob Streveler about her thoughts. “I was asking for healing, I was asking for strength. I thought one day that I have […]

  • 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, […]