Story by Lisa Biedenbach • Photos by E.L. Hubbard How to marry the tradition of an established church in downtown Harrison with a new worship space to be built on nearby farmland was a daunting challenge,” said Father Jeff Kemper, pastor of St. John the Baptist Church, who took part in
Lisa Biedenbach – a writer, editor and nonprofit operations director – will be honored as the Salesian Guild’s Communicator of the Year at the 2019 annual dinner of the Salesian Guild on Saturday, Jan. 26. The Salesian Guild, which will celebrate its 75th anniversary at this event, is named for
By Lisa Biedenbach For The Catholic Telegraph It’s all about kids when you talk with Annie Timmons. She lives and breathes kids and works and plays with kids to help them thrive at school and in everyday life and become the adults that God means them to be. Timmons, executor
By Lisa Biedenbach For The Catholic Telegraph Every Wednesday at 4:30 p.m., Red Cross volunteer Stuart Press prays, “Lord, keep your people safe and help people to not do reckless things.” This little prayer, he believes, helps reduce calls for help from people in crisis during the 12-hour shift he
By Lisa Biedenbach For The Catholic Telegraph When couples vow “I do” on their wedding day, they probably don’t think long about the phrase “in sickness and in health.” For most couples, the commitment to stick by a spouse “in sickness” often doesn’t kick in until late in a marriage.
As facilitator of my parish spiritual book club, I am always looking for books to discuss that promise to inform and inspire. Father Robert Hater’s latest book, The Parish Guide to the New Evangelization: An Action Plan for Sharing the Faith, does both.