It has been just a year since David Daleiden from the Center for Medical Progress began releasing videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing fees for human fetal tissue and organs they procured through abortion.
Where do people get this “lazy days of summer” notion? It just hasn’t happened, as far as I can feel.
When the Vatican released in 2015 the pope’s encyclical on the environment, the now famous “Laudato Si’, on Care for Our Common Home,” I set out to find a way to heed its call.
I’m not much of a shopper. Actually, my trips into St. Cloud have become more of a drudgery than a pleasure. I’m not sure if it’s the road construction, the fact that I’m missing out on limited summertime at home or just the exhaustion that arises from trying to run too many errands in too […]
The following commentary first appeared in the May 18 edition of The Compass, newspaper of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Summertime is for weddings. So much goes into preparing for a wedding, and one of the biggest expenses is the engagement ring. And most engagement rings contain diamonds. How many brides-to-be know where their […]
Staci Perry bakes like she lives. She doesn’t measure. She works with what’s already in the fridge. And she scrapes every last bit out of the bowl. “I don’t do anything fancy,” she says, sitting in the kitchen of her century-old farmhouse two miles north of Verdi, a tiny, windswept town by the Minnesota-South Dakota […]
Each month, The Visitor invites guest writers to spotlight one of the ministries supported by the Bishop’s Annual Appeal. If you have been on a long hike, you know it is a very involved and challenging endeavor. There are provisions, equipment and proper clothing to buy and pack. Also, you usually have to plan your […]
I’m a mother, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a co-worker, a cantor, a child of God. But who am I really? How do I describe myself to someone I don’t know?
The church in the United States will once again observe the Fortnight for Freedom from June 21 to July 4. This two-week period is an opportunity for the whole church to pray, study, and reflect upon the great gift of religious freedom — our first, most cherished liberty. The theme of this year’s Fortnight for […]
I had the incredible privilege of experiencing a couple of “grace encounters” with God this past month. What are those, you ask? I’d define a grace encounter as sensing or feeling God’s presence in a deeper fashion than before. I read at morning Mass every third Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Church in Meire […]
On May 13 the U.S. departments of Justice and Education issued a “guidance letter on Title IX” directing every public school in the country, including most public universities and colleges, to allow transgender persons access to bathrooms and locker rooms of their choice. The policy states that “when a school provides sex-segregated activities and facilities, […]