Catholic Life – The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse


11/22/2017 08:25 AM
Thankful for prayer
I remember one, beautiful fall day when our younger daughter was about 12 years old. We had just adopted two horses and we were riding in a field a few hundred yards from the barn. I was in the lead when my horse startled. As he jumped, I fell off. All the commotion caused the […]

11/21/2017 07:10 PM
November 21, 2017 – Officials
The Most Reverend William Patrick Callahan, D.D., Bishop of La Crosse, makes the following announcements: The Reverend Arokiam Amirtha Raj, with the permission of the Most Reverend J. Susaimanickam, Bishop of Sivangangai, India, is appointed Parochial Administrator of Immaculate Conception Parish in Alma Center, St. John Cantius Parish in Fairchild, and St. Joseph Parish in […]

11/21/2017 03:17 PM
To give is to receive
Jim and Carol Cauley know giving back is the greatest form of gratitude Farming on the same land since 1854, the Cauley family brings a constant and stabilizing presence to the small community at St. Mary Parish in Lyndon Station. St. Mary Parish is the oldest active parish in the diocese and thrives on a […]

11/21/2017 02:36 PM
Thanksgiving as prayer
According to the ancient tradition, Catholic prayer has centered itself in four basic areas of addressing God. The first is adoration, or the very act of praising God as the Supreme Being, the Creator of all things and the Source of our being. Second, we find the prayer of contrition, or the stance of being […]

11/21/2017 06:00 AM
November: A Great Time for the Spiritual Works of Mercy
Part of Jesus’ earthly mission was to fulfill the Law and Salvation History by teaching humanity to love. He fulfils the Covenant by showing us God’s love and by teaching us to love God and neighbor. Jesus’ lessons in love took many forms – direct teaching, parables, and his lived example. The works of mercy […]

11/17/2017 05:09 PM
I have two loves: The Sick and the Poor
Father Solanus Casey to be beatified in Detroit Opening doors to the hungry One day in 1929, during the Great Depression, the poverty-stricken residents of Detroit began lining up outside St. Bonaventure Monastery — hungry and desperate. Father Solanus Casey, a Capuchin priest at the monastery, answered their call for help, telling the other friars, […]

11/16/2017 06:00 AM
50 Fun Ways to Spend a Few Minutes or Hours
Levity in life is so important to being healthy as an individual and as a family. Here is a great blog from Margarita Tartakovsky with 50 ideas for your family (most of which are free) to engage with each other. Dan Kitzhaber is the Liaison for Immediate Marriage Preparation for the Diocese of LaCrosse. He […]

11/15/2017 03:36 PM
It’s the way it’s gotta be
Konrad Radaszewski and his mother, Cecelia, thank God even through tragedy Growing up as a farm kid in Almond, Konrad Radaszewski was always committed to his faith, even from an early age, and he took his beliefs very seriously, attending Mass every Sunday. He graduated high school as valedictorian of his class and went to […]

11/14/2017 06:00 AM
Change Your View of Death
God did not create humanity to die. In Eden, he gave the Tree of Life. He created us for unending relationship with Him as his children. But sin brought death into the world. Sin tears everything apart. It separates. Death is the separation of the body from the spirit. It’s the rending apart of God’s […]

11/10/2017 09:21 PM
Through it all, God provides
Mary Butrum from Sacred Heart/St. Patrick Parish in Eau Claire reflects on her life, with thanksgiving In the heart of a west-central Wisconsin town resides a transplant from New Orleans, La. Mary Butrum, from Sacred Heart/St. Patrick Parish in Eau Claire, came to live near her sister and brother in-law after her home was destroyed […]