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Emily and Nick Frase are seen with their children, Evelyn and Thomas, in this undated photo. Raised in the Diocese of Superior, Wis., Nick now lives with his family in Virginia. (Credit: CNS photo/Courtesy via Superior Catholic Herald.)

By Anita Draper, Catholic News Service, Oct 25, 2020

Draper is editor of the Superior Catholic Herald, newspaper of the Diocese of Superior.

SUPERIOR, Wisconsin — Actively living out their Catholic faith as individuals and a couple — following the church’s teachings on natural family planning in particular — has sometimes been challenging for Nick and Emily Frase.

But for Nick, who grew up in the Diocese of Superior, the lesson that being a faithful Catholic wouldn’t always come easy was built into his formation. Strength in their faith and the support of a solid Christian community has guided the couple through trying times.

“Having that community of a bunch of people just trying to do marriage and parenthood to the best of their ability has made all the difference with us remaining faithful to the church and each other,” Emily told the Superior Catholic Herald, the diocesan newspaper, in a phone interview from Virginia, where the couple now live.  …

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