Bishop ordains three priests
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018 -- 12:00 AM
ordination hands
Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison anoints the hands of a new priest during the ordination Mass celebrated on June 29 at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison. Frs. Peter Lee,  Drew Olson, and Grant Thies were ordained to the priesthood. To view or purchase photos, go to (Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)

MADISON -- In his homily, Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison welcomed three new priests -- Frs. Peter Lee, Drew Olson, and Grant Thies -- to what he called a “beautiful life.”

“But beautiful is not a synonym for easy,” the bishop added reiterating, “you’ll have a beautiful life.”

The three men were ordained to the priesthood at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison on June 29.

Planting the Church

Prior to the bishop’s homily, the three men to be ordained were called and presented to Bishop Morlino as worthy to be ordained as they stood before him.

Fr. Larry Herrera, SJ, from the Pontifical North American College in Rome, where Father Lee and Father Olson study, presented the new priests to the bishop.

Bishop Morlino’s homily was based on the entrance antiphon for the day’s Mass on the Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul: “These are the ones who, living in the flesh, planted the Church with their blood; they drank the chalice of the Lord and became the friends of God.”

The bishop told the men they would partake in all three of these actions as priests.

He spoke of the martyrs in the Church and how they “went out to the whole world and they told the truth.” He told the men they would tell the truth in their priesthood on issues such as marriage and immigration.

“You will plant the Church by your blood when you speak the truth about marriage,” he said.

He added that they would drink the chalice of the Lord in their sufferings, knowing that “Jesus really is the one who suffers”.

He also commented that “all of us are friends of God, but there is a special friendship” being a priest.


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Loving horses and making friends at Camp Gray
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

REEDSBURG -- Whether you're visiting the 225 acres of faith and fun just outside of Reedsburg or checking out its website, you'll learn something very unique about Camp Gray -- "Camp Gray has horses!"

That's right, along with the campfires, "CTF on the AF" (Capture the Flag on the Athletic Field), Cassidy Games, devotions, and Masses, campers at the Catholic summer camp and year-round retreat center of the Diocese of Madison are making four-legged friends, along with two-legged ones.

Newsprint tariffs must be stopped
Written by Mary C. Uhler   
Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

The Catholic Herald was notified by our printer that there will be an increase in our charges starting in August. The main reason given for this increase was the rise in newsprint prices.

Why is this happening? Our government, at the request of a single paper producer, has assessed tariffs (which are really new taxes) on newsprint imported from Canada.


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