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Mass: “The Heart of the Matter”

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee released a powerful video that follows the story of two friends, one an Atheist, who are drawn into the joy and beauty of the Catholic Mass […]

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Building a Vibrant Parish in North Dakota

Each year, LPi conducts dozens of Building a Vibrant Parish seminars across the country to help local parishes engage their members and strengthen the Church. Today our team is at Spirit of […]

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A Fresh Look at Parish Communication

The church bulletin is certainly the oldest and most common channel of communication used by parishes. How it is used and what is included as content varies greatly from place […]

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Adrian Chiles, BBC

What I learnt from 46 consecutive days in church

Broadcaster and recent Catholic convert Adrian Chiles recently set himself a challenge to go to church every day for more than a month, and never the same one twice. Most of […]

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Is Your Website Mobile Friendly?

With more and more of the Internet traffic being on mobile devices, it is critically important that your church website be mobile friendly.  Remember, your website is a marketing and […]

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Pope Francis and his growing litany of modern-day martyrs

By Elise Harris Vatican City, Apr 21, 2015 / 09:54 am (CNA/EWTN News). – Amid a torrent of recent news reports on persecuted Christians, Pope Francis reflected on those killed […]

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Francis Cardinal George

Francis Cardinal George

His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop Emeritus of Chicago, born to eternal life April 17, 2015. Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon […]

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How to Insert a PDF into a Microsoft Publisher Document

Customers occasionally call to ask “Can I insert a PDF into my Microsoft Publisher document?” Yes, you can insert a PDF into your Publisher document as an object. You won’t […]

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How to Use a Style Sheet

Style sheet? What’s a style sheet? A style sheet is a set of criteria defining the layout and appearance of a publication. Style sheets impose margins, fonts, point sizes, alignments, […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Save Files to Your Desktop

Your computer’s Desktop is the easiest place to save images, text documents, recent downloads, and any other kind of file. But while it seems easy and convenient to save that […]

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Seven Tips for Building a Better Bulletin

1. Use boxes sparingly: Cluttering a bulletin with lines and boxes makes it difficult for your parishioners to know where to look. Keep lines to a minimum and separate content […]

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Get Inspired!

Creativity can be very elusive, especially when you are working on a deadline and need an idea as soon as possible!  Many of the world’s greatest thinkers developed unusual habits […]

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