Entries by Laurie Hallstrom

‘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 […]

What’s your pandemic story?

    Preserving a Catholic Community By Kathy Cordes, Diocesan Archivist Has your prayer life strengthened? Has your family bonded like never before? Have you watched Mass at your parish on social media? A few of our greatest blessings during our quarantine time — priests on social media, Mass and being able to watch multiple […]

Stewardship: The theology of weeds

    It felt good to get out into my flower beds this weekend. As I was pulling up weeds, doing a little pruning and planting pots of annuals, I thought about all of the spiritual lessons I have learned over the years in the garden. Weeds have taught me a lot. When my children […]