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Ursuline Sister Louise Marie Willenbrink, former teacher at Cardinal Newman, dies at 82

LOUISVILLE, Ky.—Ursuline Sister Louise Marie Willenbrink died at Baptist Health hospital on June 21. She was 82. A vigil service was held at the Ursuline Motherhouse on June 26. The Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated on June 27 in the Motherhouse Chapel with burial in St. Michael Cemetery.  Arrangements were handled by Bosse Funeral […]


Bishops: Loss of affordable health care under GOP plan ‘simply unacceptable’

WASHINGTON—The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, in its analysis of the Senate health care bill released late June 26, said the measure would leave 22 million more people without insurance. “This moment cannot pass without comment,” said Bishop Frank J. Dewane of Venice, Florida, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice […]


Was the Holy Family poor?

Q: If Catholics and Protestants have a different number of books in the Old Testament, do we have the same number in the New Testament?  (Charlotte, NC) A: Thanks be to God, all mainstream Christians agree that there are 27 books in the New Testament.   Q: Were Joseph and Mary really poor, as they’re […]



Can tattoos be sacramentals?

When Ray Bradbury published “The Illustrated Man” in 1951, tattoos covering virtually whole bodies were not as commonplace as they are today. Bradbury’s science fiction collection used as its starter a character whose body had been tattooed by a mysterious Minnesota crone. He became an object of wonder and terror as the tattoos came to […]


USCCB says ‘fundamental defects’ persist in Senate’s version of health bill

WASHINGTON—The Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act contains “many of the fundamental defects” that appeared in the House-passed American Health Care Act “and even further compounds them,” said the bishop who heads the U.S. bishops’ Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development. The Senate released its health care reform bill in “discussion draft” form June 22. […]


Deadline to take mission advancement survey is June 25

People in the pews are called to take an active role in planning the future priorities for the Church in South Carolina as the Diocese of Charleston prepares to celebrate its bicentennial in 2020. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone encourages the state’s Catholics to take a survey about what they consider the most important aspects of […]


There’s nothing humdrum about Ordinary Time

Summer is the season of green. The hue is everywhere — on trees, shrubs, flowering plants. You might also notice that it is the color of the vestments priests wear at Mass. There is a specific reason for this, not just a seasonal fashion choice. Green vestments are worn because these months are part of […]


‘Young at Art’, Dohr still paints and teaches, with gratitude

SALEM—Paul Dohr believes life is a precious gift from God. He shows his thanks by reflecting the constant beauty of that gift back to the world when he puts paintbrush to canvas. At nearly 90 years old, Dohr has been an artist for more than 70 years. He first started studying art in Wisconsin at […]


Barbara Cole retires from St. John Neumann School

COLUMBIA—Large colorful paper flowers decked the walls of the gym at St. John Neumann School on June 1. Scattered around the room were images of ladybugs — lots and lots of ladybugs. All of this color and fun surrounded a large banner on one wall that stated “We will miss you Mrs. Cole, thank you […]


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