Catholic Life Articles

  • Christifideles Laici: The Ministries, Roles and Participation of the Lay Faithful

    To grasp the importance of the lay faithful in the Church’s ongoing ministry, consider the image of the vine and the branches. Jesus says, “I am the vine, you are the branches.” (Jn 15:6) Often, the people of God are likened to the laborers in the vineyard. For this example, however, the lay faithful are The post Christifideles Laici: The Ministries, Roles and Participation of the Lay Faithful appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Franciscan CORE

    Youth leaders serving in the footsteps of St. Francis Embracing its Franciscan heritage, Viterbo University in La Crosse felt a call to extend its outreach by engaging high school youth in its unique founding mission of Catholic social teaching and the values of St. Francis, offering them an experience to become leaders for the Church The post Franciscan CORE appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Becoming Catholic

    So, Alex began attending Mass with the Schaub family. “Lindsey never had a boyfriend who wanted to attend church with her,” Alex says. “For her, it was a little scary, that someone actually wanted to do this with her. But I told her if it’s important to you, then it’s important to me. “Growing up, The post Becoming Catholic appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Facing Our Greatest Obstacle in Life

    Have you ever struggled with discouragement? Do you ever tell yourself: “I feel like I’ll never measure up” or “My prayer life is not what it should be.” Do you ask: “Why am I not truly happy more often?” or “God, why are you not with me in this struggle?” Everyone has faced such things, The post Facing Our Greatest Obstacle in Life appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Faith, Family and Fun – The Pouillie Family’s Story

    Pictured above: Nature and adventure are important to the Pouillies, shown here on a family trip to Jackson Hole, Wyo., in 2018. Adam and Jaime Pouillie of St. Patrick Parish in Mauston spent much of their childhood only 25 miles apart, yet it wasn’t until they were away at college halfway across the state that The post Faith, Family and Fun – The Pouillie Family’s Story appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

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