In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught us the beatitudes. One of these beatitudes is of special interest for us during this...
Feast Day: May 10 Born into a poor, Belgian farming family in 1840, Joseph De Veuster left school at 13 to work on his parent’s...
Right: Washing the feet of refugees – At the Reception Center for Asylum Seekers outside Rome on Holy Thursday, Pope Francis...
My daughter really wants to go to summer camp, but she's only 9. Is she old enough? How do I know she'll be safe, and that she...

From the Bishop

Monica Miller has just authored a book, The Authority of Women in the Catholic Church, in which...

You are called by name

A blessed Easter to all of you! At Easter...

News I want to share with you

We have a lot going on in the Diocese of...

Catholic schools are our hope for the future

Our diocese is blessed with four wonderful and...

Your Stories

“I think it’s really cool that a diocese wants to have an all-day event to honor families,” says...
Natural Family Planning and NaPro saved Adrienne and Marcus' baby
“This has brought us so much closer,” says Marcus...
When I came to America, my heart opened
From Saigon to Lansing's Vietnamese Catholic...
'Her brother's keeper' Mary Ann became her neighbor's guardian
Guardian angels don’t always have wings....

Your Faith

I don’t know of any time or any season in the year when it is comfortable to talk about grief –...
Blessed are the Merciful
In his Sermon on the Mount, Jesus taught us the...
St. Damien of Molokai “Leper priest” in Hawaii
Feast Day: May 10 Born into a poor, Belgian...
Pope Watch May 2016
Right: Washing the feet of refugees – At the...

From the Editor

What is marriage? What is a fetus? What does it mean to be a woman? These questions swirl around us...
Welcoming the stranger

During my second year in seminary in Chicago,...

Do we take water for granted?

How about the water of life?

How easy...

Be an ambassador of Jesus

Are you being confirmed this spring? If you...

Your Life

My workplace has several machines where safety guards have been removed, plus a few other things I...
Is 9 years old too young for summer camp?
My daughter really wants to go to summer camp,...
A Mary Garden - simple and symbolic
May is an exciting time of year for my husband...
My brother won’t come to my daughter’s first Communion
My brother is no longer Catholic, and he’s...

Special Reports

What is FaithFest16? It is a celebration of faith and family that will take place on Saturday, June...
Pope Francis in Mexico
Pope Francis visited Mexico from Feb. 12–17,...
“Spotlight” film focuses on Catholic clergy sex abuse crisis
A film that opened Nov. 6 draws renewed attention...
The Catholic Church responds to water crisis in Flint
Catholic Charities on the front lines Following...