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Bishop Hying ordains three new priests Print
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019 -- 12:00 AM
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Bishop Donald J. Hying of Madison, second from left, and newly ordained priests, pictured from left: Fr. Bill Van Wagner, Fr. Cristian Valenzuela, and Fr. Steve Brunner, following their Ordination Mass at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison on June 28. To view or purchase photos, go to www.madisoncatholcherald.smugmug.com (Catholic Herald photos/Kevin Wondrash)

MADISON -- “On this solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Church rejoices that God has called these three young men to give their lives to Christ as priests,” said Bishop Donald J. Hying of Madison.

A mere three days after his installation as the fifth Bishop of Madison, Bishop Hying, with a self-admitted devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, ordained three men to the priesthood at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison on Friday, June 28, the feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The three new priests were: Fr. Steve Brunner, Fr. Bill Van Wagner, and Fr. Cristian Valenzuela.

The call to the priesthood

Prior to Bishop Hying’s homily, Fr. Paul Arinze, pastor at St. John Vianney Parish in Madison and former diocesan vocations director, presented the men to In his homily, Bishop Hying recalled his episcopal predecessor, saying, “We all think of Bishop Morlino, tonight, who would have been here, but is here in the power of the Holy Spirit. I know Bishop was such a father to the young men being ordained as well as to all of our seminarians and priests.”

Bishop Robert C. Morlino died last November after being bishop in Madison for 15 years.

Bishop Hying also made another mention of the Feast of the Sacred Heart, saying “all that this solemnity represents is poured into your life, today, that Jesus has called you to be an extension of his life, his death, and his resurrection in this world.”

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Attorney to speak on immigration issues Print
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Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- Asylum seeker or illegal alien? Attorney Sara Dady, an expert on immigration law, will respond to this question when she addresses the issues surrounding the current influx of immigrants from Central America.

She will speak on Wednesday, July 17, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the St. Dennis Parish Center, 413 Dempsey Rd.

Dady, Rockford, Ill., has been practicing family-based immigration law for over 13 years. Her cases involve obtaining visas for victims of domestic violence and other crimes, asylum law, and deportation defense.

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Natural Family Planning Awareness Week Print
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Written by Vicki Braun, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

"Love, Naturally!" is the theme of this year's Natural Family Planning Awareness Week, a national educational campaign of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to celebrate God's vision for marriage and promote the methods of Natural Family Planning.

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is a general title for ethical, natural, safe, and effective methods for both achieving and avoiding pregnancy in marriage.

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Island Church annual summer picnic Print
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Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

WATERLOO -- The Island Church Foundation invites the public to visit the historic St. Wenceslaus (Island) Church on Sunday, July 14, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Edward Langer will speak at 12:30 p.m. about the settlers of The Island in the multi-purpose building next to the church.

Bill "HORSE" Bossingham will entertain guests on the church grounds with his one-man band from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. (bring lawn chairs).

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