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Bishop ordains three new priests Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017 -- 12:00 AM
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Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison, assisted by seminarian Luke Powers, hears the Promise of the Elect from soon to be ordained priests, pictured from left, Frs. Jared Holzhuter, Luke Syse, and Andrew Showers, at their Ordination Mass at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison on June 30. To view or purchase photos, go to http://www.madisoncatholicherald.smugmug.com (Catholic Herald photo/Kevin Wondrash)

MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino called the evening “something truly unforgettable.”

Three men -- Fr. Jared Holzhuter, Fr. Andrew Showers, and Fr. Luke Syse -- were ordained as priests in the Diocese of Madison on June 30.

The Ordination Mass took place at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison.

Called and worthy

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. Brendan Hurley, SJ, from the Pontifical North American College in Rome, where Father Showers studies, presented them to the bishop.

“After inquiry among the Christian people, and upon the recommendations of those responsible, I testify that they have been found worthy,” Father Hurley said.

“Relying on the help of our Lord God and our Savior Jesus Christ, we choose these, our brothers, for the Order of the Priesthood,” responded Bishop Morlino, which was followed by applause from those in attendance.

‘Priestly mindset’

Bishop Morlino’s homily focused on the “priestly mindset” he hoped the newly ordained would have in their priesthoods.

The first point of the mindset dealt with “salvation.”

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Celebrating persons with disabilities Print E-mail
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Written by Deacon Jim Hoegemeier, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- Parishes throughout the Diocese of Madison are taking advantage of a program developed and sponsored by the Apostolate for Persons with Disabilities-Diocese of Madison (Apostolate to the Handicapped).

Recently, nearly 50 people gathered at Blessed Trinity Parish in Lodi to celebrate the accomplishments and contributions of parishioners with disabilities as part of a Blessed Margaret Celebration.

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Diocesan women challenged to lead Print E-mail
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Written by Jane Lepeska Grinde, Catholic Herald Correspondent   
Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

FORT ATKINSON -- In an afternoon “shareshop” on leadership at the Madison Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (MDCCW) convention held recently at St. Joseph Parish Hall here, members of MDCCW board shared their enthusiasm for the work of CCWs at the parish and vicariate levels.

Technology

Calling each segment an infomercial, Co-President Sue Koch introduced each one, beginning with technology presented by MDCCW Treasurer Kathy Loy, Fennimore, and Jan Block, Grant Vicariate president from Lancaster.

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NFP Awareness Week begins July 23 Print E-mail
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Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- "It's time! Say 'Yes' to God's plan for married love" 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 Natural Family Planning.

Natural Family Planning (NFP) is an umbrella term for the safe, natural, and effective methods of both achieving and avoiding pregnancy. NFP education courses teach couples how to observe and interpret the woman's signs of fertility and infertility. In the words of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, NFP methods "respect the bodies of the spouses, encourage tenderness between them, and favor the education of an authentic freedom" (CCC, no. 2370).

The dates of Natural Family Planning Awareness Week are July 23 to 29. These dates highlight the anniversary of the papal encyclical Humanae Vitae (July 25) that articulates Catholic beliefs about human sexuality, marriage, conjugal love, and responsible parenthood.

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