Entries by Laurie Hallstrom

Preserving artifacts that were made here, used here, and remain here

Fr. Eugene Buechel, SJ, is shown in an undated photo from the Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum archives. Featuring the Buechel Memorial Lakota Museum, St. Francis Mission Fr. Jacob Boddicker, SJ (Editor’s note: The first part of this series ran in the May 2020 West River Catholic, highlighting the Heritage Center at Holy Rosary Mission, Pine Ridge. Part […]

I could see that God was forming me

Bill & Terri White   Editor Laurie Hallstrom of the West River Catholic interviewed deacon candidates for podcasts (see schedule at right). The men are  preparing to be ordained a permanent deacon on Oct. 8. Here is a partial transcript of her talking with Bill White, a parishioner and Pastoral Assistant at Christ the King Church […]

‘There is no replacement for allowing God to be in the driver’s seat’

Bishop Peter Muhich as a young priest. (Courtesy photo) (Editor’s note: This is the annual vocation issue for the West River Catholic. Pages 8-14 feature deacons, deacon candidates and seminarians. Bishop Peter M. Muhich was interviewed by Editor Laurie Hallstrom on his personal vocation.) WRC: Fr. Mark McCormick, the diocesan vocations director, keeps reminding us that vocations […]