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March 17, 2017
Cathedral weighs virtual Catholic high school
Catholic high school education may be returning to Superior, but not in brick-and-mortar form.
March 17, 2017 - 8:17am
January 20, 2017
Developing the negatives
Remember the good old days when cameras used film? Alright, maybe it was not all that long ago, and maybe the film days were not all that good either, but the use of film has become pretty much a thing of the past. In hindsight, the precautions to protect the film from light, the...
January 20, 2017 - 10:22am
December 23, 2016
No room at the inn
Christmas day falls on Sunday this year. One would think every pastor is jumping for joy. Our churches will be packed! Eh ... probably not. In fact, Christmas day services normally are poorly attended for the ironic reason that public worship gets in the way of our Christmas celebrations....
December 23, 2016 - 6:00am
September 2, 2016
Not everything in life is what it seems
Over the years, we have all heard statements that, although shared in earnest, we never really came to believe. Like when my father would tell me the spanking I was about to receive would hurt him more than me. I never saw him rub his backside after it was over. Another statement...
September 2, 2016 - 7:00am
August 19, 2016
Pastor makes plans to retire from ministry
Pastor Michael Casperson and his wife, Darlene, will be retiring from the ministry at Hope Congregational Church on Aug. 28, after 15 years of...
August 19, 2016 - 7:00am
Following the cones
I have no proof, but I am convinced there are more orange construction zone barrels along our highways than there are people in the United States. In a recent trip to Pennsylvania, I know I passed a number equal to our nation's population.
August 19, 2016 - 7:00am
August 12, 2016
Diversity can unify people in faith
The other day, I performed a wedding that included two toddlers serving as ring bearer and flower girl. The procession went as planned. Each bridesmaid and groomsman walked gracefully to the front. Then the toddlers came; the boy carrying his satin pillow, the girl, basket in hand,...
August 12, 2016 - 12:00am
June 24, 2016
Taking stock of spiritual condition
Pastor Mark Genetic research has advanced greatly of late, making it possible for science to determine the potential influence our individual genes can have in our life. It has become possible for people to have their DNA tested, to reveal their ancestry from the past and what health...
June 24, 2016 - 7:00am
March 1, 2016
Vatican paper praises 'Spotlight' Oscar win
Vatican daily L'Osservatore Romano on Monday praised "Spotlight," calling it "convincing" and "not anti-Catholic as such," in the Vatican's first official comment since the film's Oscar win for best picture on Sunday night.
March 1, 2016 - 8:56am
Ministry success hinges on commitment
Pastor Mark I know a man wanting to start a church who began with modest success. He developed a small core of followers, which over time, grew into a large fellowship of thousands. The man became a well-known figure in Christian circles. However, he began to preach some strange ideas,...
January 1, 2016 - 7:00am
December 25, 2015
Abuse survivors group asks Superior bishop to revisit investigation of priest
An advocacy group for those abused by priests is calling on the new leader of Superior’s Catholic Diocese to look into the case of an Ashland priest suspended by the district six years ago.
December 25, 2015 - 7:00am
October 20, 2015
Duluth priest's abuse trial likely a first under Child Victims Act
Jury selection began Monday in a clergy sex abuse lawsuit against the Diocese of Duluth, marking what attorneys say is the first such a case to go to trial under Minnesota's Child Victims Act.
October 20, 2015 - 9:05am
May 8, 2015
Actor, speaker lends support to mission trip
Nationally recognized motivational speaker and entertainer Mark J. Lindquist gives a presentation while shining the spotlight on the good work...
May 8, 2015 - 8:09am
March 11, 2015
Salvation Army feels budget pinch
The Salvation Army of Superior is tightening its belt after failing to meet its 2014 Christmas Campaign goal.
March 11, 2015 - 8:52am
March 10, 2015
Federal court: Trust fund not off limits in Milwaukee archdiocese bankruptcy case
A federal appeals court ruled on Monday that a $58 million Catholic cemetery trust fund may have to go into a pool of money available to clergy abuse victims in Milwaukee.
March 10, 2015 - 9:33am