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Catholic schools teach children who they are Print
Our Catholic Schools
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

It seems these days that our culture is focused on the question of individual identity. Young people are searching to find out who they are.

They are yearning to define themselves in the world and to give their lives specific meaning. Whether it is the type of clothes they wear, the music they listen to, the food they eat, the company they keep, or their social media profile and postings on Facebook and Instagram, etc., everyone seems to be engaged in the tasking of forging a unique identity in the search to add meaning and significance to their life.

Searching for meaning

The question of the meaning of human existence is not new. People have been asking this ever since the dawn of time. "Who am I?" "What is the meaning of life?" "What is the meaning of my life?"

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Marching Bosco’s pillars around the state Capitol Print
Guest column
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 -- 12:00 AM
Fr. Richard Heilman

On Friday, Jan. 31, at 6 p.m., we are calling all pro-lifers to join together on this Feast of St. John Bosco, as we bring "Bosco's Two Pillars" of the Most Holy Eucharist and the Blessed Virgin Mary to the sidewalks surrounding the Wisconsin State Capitol building in Madison.

We will meet on the State St. steps and then process the Holy Eucharist and Our Lady around the State Capitol. All who march with us will be given Epiphany Holy Water and Exorcised and Blessed Salt to sprinkle around our State Capitol, and call upon God to bless and transform our state and country back to a culture of life.

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1917 and remembering who we are Print
Word on Fire
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

I saw the film 1917 on the vigil of the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, and I think there's a connection between the movie and the liturgical celebration.

Bear with me.

First, as everyone who has seen it remarks, the editing and cinematography of 1917 are so astounding that it appears to unfold completely in real time, the result of one continuous shot.

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