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Midnight Run looks to campus for funding ‘Noon Run’

Kelsey Massey

May 5

Filed under News

An almost completely student-funded service organization has been helping to serve the Milwaukee community since 1988. Midnight Run, a volunteer service program which runs out of Campus Ministry, is currently looking to Marquette...

Students receive Catholic sacraments though Marquette program

Kelsey Massey

May 3

Filed under Featured, News

A beautiful Sunday marked a cause for celebration for 18 Marquette students who received sacraments at Gesu Church. Each student was involved in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults, a confirmation process offere...

‘Vagina Monologues’ comes to campus, raises awareness of sexual violence against women

Kelsey Massey

April 28

Filed under Featured, News

“The Vagina Monologues” will be performed for the first time on Marquette’s campus since 2007, this Saturday at 8 p.m. in the Weasler Auditorium. The student-run production was made possible with the help of the co-sponsors Empowerment, a Marquette feminist student o...

Detained alumnus gets call home

Kelsey Massey

April 26

Filed under Featured, News

James Foley, a 1996 Marquette alumnus, called home Saturday afternoon for the first time since being captured by Qaddafi forces in Libya, according to a report by GlobalPost. Foley, 37, who was working as a freelance journalist...

County committee approves chapel for Mitchell Airport

Kelsey Massey

April 19

Filed under Featured, News

A group of Milwaukee community members are trying to add a place of peace and tranquility for travelers among the hustle and bustle at General Mitchell International Airport. The Interfaith Airport Chapel of Milwaukee, ...

With judge’s ruling, a plan B might be necessary for the ‘morning after’ pill

Kelsey Massey

April 14

Filed under News

Gov. Walker looks to instill a similar law in budget plan An Illinois circuit court judge ruled last week that pharmacies in the state can refuse to sell emergency contraception for moral reasons. Emergency contraception, which is o...

Marquette graduate held captive in Libya

Kelsey Massey

April 12

Filed under Featured, News

A 1996 graduate of Marquette and journalist for GlobalPost, an international news website, is being held captive in Libya by Muammar Qaddafi’s forces. James Foley, who was taken last Tuesday with three other journalists on...

Fat Tuesday becoming obese Tuesday?

Kelsey Massey

April 7

Filed under Featured, News

Didn’t anyone ever consider bringing a fruit tray to the church picnic? A recent study by Northwestern University Medicine said young adults who frequently attend religious activities are 50 percent more likely to be obese...

Conference focuses on Catholic clergy abuse scandal

Kelsey Massey

April 5

Filed under Featured, News

International figures gathered at the Marquette Law School yesterday for a two-day conference to discuss the Catholic Church's clergy sexual abuse scandal. The conference, “Harm, Hope, and Healing: International Dialogu...

Study shows Catholics more tolerant than may be supposed

Kelsey Massey

March 31

Filed under Featured, News

A recent studied showed that Catholics are more supportive of gay and lesbian rights than the general public and other Christians. The study conducted by the Public Religion Research Institute, a non-profit organization that...

Married man ordained as Milwaukee priest

Kelsey Massey

March 29

Filed under News

The Rev. Russell Arnett is married, and he’s a Catholic priest. Arnett became the first married man to be ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee on March 19. The ceremony took place at St. Jerome Parish in Oconomowoc. From...

Jesuit priest speaks about work with LA gangs

Kelsey Massey

March 24

Filed under Uncategorized

Gangs in Los Angeles have met their match, and it’s a Jesuit priest. The Rev. Greg Boyle, founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, spoke to Marquette students and the public Wednesday night about his involvement with keeping gan...