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Encouragement key for new priests Print E-mail
Editorial
Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

We rejoice in the ordination of three new priests for the Diocese of Madison: Frs. Jared Holzhuter, Andrew Showers, and Luke Syse.

While we thank God for the gift of their priesthood, some of us can also take a little credit for their ordination.

Importance of encouragement

Why is that? According to the annual survey of this year’s ordination class, 82 percent of the men ordained to the priesthood were encouraged by four people in their lives, including parish priests, friends, or other parishioners.

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Praise for St. Ambrose graduation speech Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jul. 13, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

This is the first time I have ever responded to an article in the Catholic Herald.

The copy of the words spoken by Justin Hineline, made at his graduation ceremony from St. Ambrose Academy, makes me feel great about the future of our country.

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Protect freedom to worship and serve Print E-mail
Editorial
Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

At their spring assembly held June 14-15 in Indianapolis, the U.S. Catholic bishops voted to made their ad hoc religious liberty committee a permanent committee.

In some ways, it is unfortunate that we need this committee at all. However, freedom of religion has eroded in our country as it has in many other parts of the world.

Freedom curtailed

Although Catholics in the United States can worship freely in our churches and homes, the freedom to practice our religion in the public arena has been questioned and even curtailed.

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