Canton filmmaker shares passion
Apr 02 2012
Timothy Ratajczak is an affable, serious man – a devout Catholic, thoughtful screenwriter of Christian films and an extraordinary minister of holy Communion at St. Casimir in Canton.
Newly crowned Miss America knows talent, gifts are from God, says mom
Jan 19 2012
MILWAUKEE – All smiles, Susan Kaeppeler, fourth-grade teacher at Kenosha’s St. Joseph Academy’s lower campus, was greeted with the red-carpet treatment when she arrived to class Jan. 16 after a whirlwind weekend where she saw her oldest daughter, Laura, crowned Miss America.
Making the old new: Vatican encourages a recovery of ‘apologetics’
Jan 15 2012
VATICAN CITY – In the Catholic Church, it’s true that everything old can be new again, and the Vatican wants one of those things to be the art of “apologetics” – dusted off and updated to respond to new challenges, including those posed by militant atheists.
Camp GLOW lights the Christmas spirit
Dec 20 2011
SPARKS – Bill Fleming didn’t need to finish his sentence. As he welcomed people to the Camp GLOW Christmas Party at the Monsignor O’Dwyer Retreat House Dec. 18, he told them a special guest was on his way.
Take a ‘white gloves’approach to new missal
Nov 23 2011
Way back in the 1960s, when all the various changes were taking place in the church after Vatican II, there were countless gatherings explaining the various changes. At one meeting, whenever a question was asked about why a particular change was made, the speaker always replied, “It’s the work of the Holy Spirit.” Having heard this comment over and over, one lady finally raised her hand and said: “Well, the Holy Spirit sure says a lot of things the Holy Ghost never said.”
An amazing grace
Nov 17 2011
Agnes Kane Callum, my mother, is a wonder to behold. Historian, genealogist and researcher, she was born in Baltimore, the fifth child among 12. Her parents were the late Phillip Moten and Mary Kane (nee Gough) of St. Mary’s County in southern Maryland. She was educated in Baltimore public schools, and at age 44 she returned to school and earned her bachelor of arts and master’s degrees from Morgan State University in 1973 and 1975, respectively, while maintaining her full-time job with the United States Postal Service. In 1973, she was designated a Fulbright-Hayes Scholar, which led her to study at the University of Ghana at Legon, Accra. In 2008 she received an honorary doctorate degree in history from St. Mary’s College.
Independent living offers palate pleasing options
Nov 17 2011
Whether one chooses seared scallops with summer succotash, roasted red pepper bisque or bacon-wrapped pork medallions, there are plenty of options to entice the palates of residents in independent living communities.