Catholic Life – The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse


07/18/2018 06:11 PM
Anniversaries – Truth in our history

We would be hard-pressed to find too many people across the 19 counties of western and north-central Wisconsin who are unaware of the fact that the Catholic Diocese of La Crosse is in the midst of our 150th anniversary — even if they would not be able to say “sesquicentennial!” Our diocesan anniversary is significant, […]

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07/17/2018 08:15 PM
National Natural Family Planning Week

July is a time for families to settle into the slower rhythm of summer and relax. It is the traditional month to hit the pause button at work and escape into a three day weekend or a week- long vacation. It is a time to celebrate family and life in its full. Truly, there are […]

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07/17/2018 07:37 PM
July 17, 2018 – Officials

The Most Reverend William Patrick Callahan, D.D., Bishop of La Crosse, makes the following announcements: The Reverend Emmanuel S. Famiyeh, Pastor of Guardian Angels Parish in Black River Falls, was definitively incardinated ipso jure, in accord with canons 268, §1, and 269 of the Code of Canon Law, as a priest of the Diocese of […]

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07/16/2018 04:48 PM
Eyeing the past with a view to the future

Dr. Greg and Linda Foster hold a portrait of Our Lady of Good Counsel in the welcoming space of the church, which was completed in 2009. Dr. Greg Foster and his wife, Linda, share time, talent and treasure with St. Mary Parish in Neillsville In 1878, a Catholic church named after the Blessed Mother was […]

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07/11/2018 06:05 PM
Your Community – July/August 2018

(Right) Bishop William Patrick Callahan celebrates Mass in honor of the closing of the investigation of the life and cause for sainthood of Father Joseph Walijewski.Concelebrating with him are, from the left, Very Rev. William Dhein, Chancellor and Moderator of the Curia, V.G.; Rev. Msgr. Joseph Hirsch, Promoter of Justice; Most Reverend William Patrick Callahan, […]

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07/09/2018 06:31 PM
Finding God in the United States

“The youth shouldn’t just believe in God but believe that God believes in them, too,” says Monica. Monica Tzitzun ministers to the Hispanic community in Abbotsford As a child in Mexico, Monica Tzitzun attended daily Mass with her family. Religious holidays were huge celebrations, and life revolved around the church. When Monica and her husband […]

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07/03/2018 05:47 PM
July 3, 2018 – Officials

The Most Reverend William Patrick Callahan, D.D., Bishop of La Crosse, makes the following announcements:   The Reverend John Selva Manohar, who was appointed Pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Menomonie, effective July 5, 2018, is also appointed as Chaplain to the Newman Community at UW-Stout, effective July 5, 2018.   The Reverend Keith J. […]

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07/02/2018 01:11 PM
The Ordination to the Priesthood of Fathers Saylor, and Laylan

On June 30, 2018, Fathers Kyle Laylan and Barry Saylor were ordained to the Priesthood of Jesus Christ. On Sunday, each new priest returned to their home parishes to celebrate their first Masses. Father Laylan returned to Queen of the Apostles in Tomah and Father Saylor returned to St. Vincent de Paul in Wisconsin Rapids. […]

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06/29/2018 06:27 PM
Barefoot All Summer – Memoirs to live by and learn from

Most every Catholic parish has at least one. Some parishes have several. What is it they are so blessed to have? Elders of the parish—generations who have been members their entire life and from whom we can learn so much. Their struggles and living life with gusto give them wisdom beyond what any top-rated university […]

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06/27/2018 08:56 PM
Corpus Christi Celebrations

On Sunday, June 3, parishes across our diocese celebrated the solemnity of Corpus Christi with a Eucharistic procession. This feast celebrates the Most Blessed Sacrament, the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, under the species or appearances of bread and wine. At the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman in La Crosse, Bishop Callahan […]

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