Catholic Courier

Faith & Family

'Nobody should be buried alone'
'Nobody should be buried alone' File photo
July 5, 2016

For the past five years, the Greater Rochester Community of Churches, which includes participation by Catholic Family Center staff, has been working to ensure that mourners are present at burials of residents with no family or resources.

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Catholics called to visit the sick, imprisoned
July 5, 2016

Pope Francis has encouraged Catholics to engage in the corporal works of mercy during this Jubilee Year of Mercy, and two of those works involve visiting with populations on the margins of society, namely the sick and the imprisoned

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Agencies heed call to shelter the homeless
Agencies heed call to shelter the homeless
July 5, 2016

Catholic Charities agencies around the diocese have taken up the biblical call to "shelter the homeless."

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Catholics invited to pack their virtual bags for an online summer camp
Catholics invited to pack their virtual bags for an online summer camp
June 17, 2016

Using the slogan "Don't take a vacation from your faith this summer," Chicago-based Catholic Extension has launched "Camp Catholic," a virtual summer camp for all ages.

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World Youth Day will include many local events
World Youth Day will include many local events
June 9, 2016

With celebrations for teenagers, young adults and the general public in the works, the Diocese of Rochester will be teeming with activity during the upcoming World Youth Day.

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Priest, dance partner lasso $10,000 for Milwaukee archdiocesan charity
Priest, dance partner lasso $10,000 for Milwaukee archdiocesan charity
June 2, 2016

Father Matthew Widder is more than comfortable in his black clerics and Roman collar. Give him a lasso, cowboy hat, and dancing boots and the pastor of Holy Name of Jesus and St. Clement parishes in Sheboygan admittedly is out of his comfort zone.  

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Musician, actor, cardinals, lawyer address U.S. Catholic college graduates
Musician, actor, cardinals, lawyer address U.S. Catholic college graduates
May 24, 2016
Speakers at commencement exercises at U.S. Catholic colleges and universities this year ranged from musician and composer Harry Connick Jr. and actor of stage and screen Mahershala Ali to cardinals and bishops and a former college president.
 
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Long-married couples celebrated
Long-married couples celebrated
May 23, 2016

The longest married couple who attended this year's Wedding Jubilee Mass met at a wedding.

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