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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.

  • Evangelization One Radio Wave at a Time

    Amid the rolling landscape along Wisconsin State Highway 29 lies the small town of Boyd. This rural farming community is home to a little more than 680 residents. One of the more historic buildings in the town is St. Joseph Catholic Church, built in 1928. St. Joseph Catholic Church is used by All Saints Parish The post Evangelization One Radio Wave at a Time appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Pro-Life in 2020

    We see a landscape of lights and shadows As Catholics who cherish God’s gift of life from conception to natural death, how do we assess the times in which we live, and what are we called to do? There are positive signs, and these are well summarized by David Bereit, who, in 2004, co-founded the The post Pro-Life in 2020 appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • TANZANIA: A MISSION OF CHANGE

    A story of Relational Solidarity This international relationship began for St. John the Baptist with the Sisters of Our Lady Queen of Africa in 2014 and in less than 2 years more than $100,000 was raised to fund the building of a new convent in Mwanza, Tanzania. (Those involved are convinced of God’s provision.) In The post TANZANIA: A MISSION OF CHANGE appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

  • Do you want to be a saint?

    In 1979, then Mother Teresa received the Nobel Peace Prize. Shortly thereafter, my mother in law printed off part of her acceptance speech, framed it and gave it to my family. Here is what it says: Each person’s mission is a mission of love…Begin in the place where you are with the people closest to The post Do you want to be a saint? appeared first on Catholic Life - The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse.

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