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Hold onto Christ’s truth in dark days Print
Everyday Faith

Everyday Faith column by Julianne Nornberg

My son made an announcement at supper the other night.

"So, I told my class that Dad is super good with math and physics and all that, but when somebody asked him to spell 'cookie,' he said 'c-o-o-c-k-y.'"

Daddy's fork stopped in midair.

"You told your whole class that?" he asked, his eyebrows raised.

AmeriCorps/VISTA makes difference for Catholic Charities Print
Guest column
Amy Lachuk & Katherine Styler

For the past year, Rachel Dietzman has gained professional experience by completing one year of full-time service for The Beacon and Catholic Charities.

The 23-year-old recent University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate is a member of the AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service to America) program. AmeriCorps VISTA is a highly professional and rigorous volunteer service program through which members serve in organizations; it is often called a domestic Peace Corps.

Celibacy? What it means in today’s culture Print
Guest column
Written by Fr. Gregory Ihm   
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 -- 12:00 AM
Fr. Gregory Ihm

Celibacy has been the source of much recent conversation both in the Church, and those outside the Church.

With the recent sex abuse scandals and now the Amazon Synod, questions arise: Is celibacy a contributing part of the problem of sexual abuse? Is the shortage of priests due to celibacy? Is it an old practice that ought to be updated to fit the needs of the times?