Arts & Culture
8:14 pm
Tue November 4, 2014

Former Vatican Astronomer Reconciles His Beliefs in Science & God

The Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope
Credit Creative Commons

When Lake Effect first spoke with Father George Coyne eight years ago, one of the areas we covered was his life’s devotion to both faith – and science.

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5:29 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

ESSAY: Wauwatosa Man Learns Silent Lessons from Trappist Monks

Wauwatosa resident Richard Hedderman heads to St. Joseph's Abbey in Massachusetts for his annual retreat.
Credit John Phelan

Essayist and poet Richard Hedderman may live in Wauwatosa, but every year he travels to a spiritual retreat at a Trappist Monastery. He reads his piece, "The Longitudes of Silence":

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Arts & Culture
2:42 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Finding the Connection Between Art, Faith

Tonen O'Connor (left) and Mohammad Isa Sadlon have both been leaders in Milwaukee's arts and faith communities.
Credit Milwaukee Zen Center/Twitter

From paintings to music and beyond, faith has inspired artists for as long as art and religion have been around.

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Arts & Culture
11:24 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Multilingual Mass the New Norm for Some Milwaukee Catholics

Inside of St. Michael's Catholic Church in Milwaukee, the flags represent different cultures unified in spirit.
Credit Ajtilley

The days of the Catholic Mass in Latin are pretty much over.

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Irish Fest
1:43 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Three Irish Symbols You Didn't Know Had Spiritual Origins

An early Celtic cross
Credit Jibi44/Wikimedia Commons

Milwaukee's Irish Fest starts tonight, and after 30 years it's more than just one of the city's most popular ethnic festivals.

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3:20 pm
Wed July 3, 2013

Reporter: Few New Details in Milwaukee Archdiocese Papers

A religion reporter weighs in on whether the released documents contain new information about what the Catholic Church knew.
Credit Eric Chan/Flickr

The Milwaukee archdiocese released hundreds of documents related to the clergy sex abuse cases - did they really contain bombshells?

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Arts & Culture
5:56 pm
Mon June 3, 2013

Church Group Works to Overcome Racial Divide

Members of Inhabit and Transformation City Church pray at a recently renovated home.
Credit (Inhabit)

A church-based non-profit is working to overcome segregation and division in Milwaukee's Sherman Park neighborhood.

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2:31 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Why Are We So Fascinated With the Apocalypse?

Theologian Elaine Pagels
Credit Jerry Bauer

A massive tornado sweeps through an Oklahoma suburb.  A bomb causes mayhem at the Boston Marathon.  A gunman kills children at an elementary school, while another kills worshippers at a Sikh temple.  They’re all tragedies.  For some adherents to the bible’s New Testament, they are indications of a world moving in an apocalyptic direction.

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11:41 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Influential Modern Gospel Composer Leads Milwaukee Workshop

Liturgist and composer Rawn Harbor will lead a workshop this weekend in Milwaukee.
Credit courtesy Capuchin Franciscans

An acclaimed composer of modern Gospel music will be in Milwaukee this weekend. Rawn Harbor helped compile the African-American Catholic hymnal, “Lead Me, Guide Me.”

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11:54 am
Mon April 1, 2013

For Christians, Easter Is More than Just One Day

Father Edward Foley

It's Easter Monday, the day after Christians around the world celebrated the resurrection of Jesus. To Christians, Easter Sunday is the pinnacle of the religious year because the faithful believe Jesus confirmed the religion’s claims by rising from the dead.

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