Where I grew up, small family farms were the rule. If a family was in trouble — serious illness at harvest time, perhaps — the community would rally. Farmers quickly mobilized to get the corn picked or the hay bailed.
Recently there have been many stories in the news about homelessness and public safety. The actions and stories have run the gamut from extreme reactions to more reasonable, but urgent appeals.
Thanks to the Knights of Columbus from St. Andrew Church in Eagle River, the center can offer ultrasounds. The new machine provides young mothers the ability to see their unborn baby via a free sonogram.
What was it like to sing during Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica? “Almost overpowering,” said choir member Mary Ann Molitor. “I wanted to pinch myself and kept thinking ‘I can’t believe I’m here.’ It’s the pinnacle for a Catholic.”