Fortnight for Freedom 2016 - Join Bishop Callahan before the Blessed Sacrament – June 21 Holy Hour, 6:30 pm. It is fitting that this Fortnight for Freedom will begin with a Holy Hour celebrated by Bishop Callahan at 6:30 pm at Blessed Sacrament Church in La Crosse. We begin humbly on our knees.
Those in the La Crosse and surrounding area are encouraged to be in attendance at Blessed Sacrament for that Holy Hour. Elsewhere throughout the diocese, parishes, clusters or deaneries are invited to celebrate a Holy Hour (led by a deacon or priest) simultaneous with that of the Bishop, or, if that is not possible, at another time during the Fortnight...Read More
News from the Vatican:
Pope: Christ's miracles reveal God's love for us - Jesus’ first miracle, at the Wedding Feast of Cana, was the focus of Pope Francis’ catechesis at the General Audience Wednesday 8 June 2016. Following on from his earlier reflections on parables of mercy during this Jubilee Year, the Pope said Christ’s miracles were not performed so that people would “marvel” at them, but rather, through them, Christ revealed the Father’s love for us....Read More
News from the Church:
Woodworking Bishop-to-Be Carves His Own Crosier - COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Deep in the heart of Texas, a campus chaplain is busy making his final spiritual and practical preparations for becoming a bishop. However, unlike many of his soon-to-be brother-bishops, Father David Konderla is carving his very own staff — or crosier — to signify his new position and duty as a teacher and head of a diocese. “Every Jedi has not completed his training until he has made his own light saber that he uses to fight evil with, so this is my ‘light saber,’” Bishop-elect David Konderla told CNA in an interview...Read more