Marie Rohde is a freelance writer in Milwaukee and a frequent NCR contributor.

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HEART camps put teens to work

Preview: This summer, some 12,500 middle-class Catholic teenagers spent a week in poor U.S. neighborhoods, painting houses, cleaning yards and building wheelchair ramps.

Strangers to Neighbors

On Aug. 7, 2012, the Wisconsin community of Oak Creek nearly skipped the annual National Night Out program. Days before six were killed at the Sikh Temple. 

Cash-strapped school in Milwaukee makes it work

Messmer Catholic Schools system overcame losing millions in promised funding, and finished the 2014-15 in the black.

Passing on the faith to a new generation

NCR put out a call on social media asking readers to tell us about outstanding volunteers who teach kids in parishes. Who has challenged young minds about the Catholic faith?