Father Emil Kapaun, Military Chaplain, Is Step Closer to Beatification

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Julie leads teens at St. Bronislava to listen for Jesus’ call That radical challenge to ministry continues to evolve for Julie Studinski of St. Bronislava Parish in Plover. She accompanies teens on their faith journey while living out her own. Responding as a freshman in high school, Julie has by now been helping Catholic youth for 30 years. She started as a religious education instructor, later assisted with confirmation preparation and, gradually, earned certificates and degrees necessary to her role. Through the years, Julie keeps Christ’s Gospel message ‘real’ for thousands of teens. And in return, the teens have helped keep Jesus’ voice urgent and alive for Julie, as well. Julie says His call can sometimes be pretty emphatic, like a kick in the behind!...Read More

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Pope meets parents of American student killed in Rome - Vatican Radio) Pope Francis on Wednesday morning met with the parents of an American student who was killed in Rome. Beau Solomon, a 19-year-old student taking part in a summer study abroad program, was reported missing Friday evening. His body was found in the Tiber River on Monday following an extensive search. A homeless man was arrested in connection with Solomon’s death, with police saying the man was “seriously suspected of aggravated homicide.”...Read More
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Father Emil Kapaun, Military Chaplain, Is Step Closer to BeatificationWICHITA, Kan. — There’s good news in Kansas: Former Army chaplain Father Emil Kapaun has taken a step closer to possible beatification and sainthood. But for Scott Carter, coordinator for the Father Kapaun Guild, the story of the priest himself is the real news. “If someone who grew up so close to us, in circumstances fairly similar to us, is able to achieve sainthood, it’s inspiring,” he told CNA June 30. “It really makes the faith hit home. It really brings it to life and makes us realize that everything we talk about, the Gospel, Jesus’ promises, all of this is real and it is possible to achieve.”....Read more