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Sign letter on religious freedom Print E-mail
Editorial
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

In recent years, I have written about the struggles of the Little Sisters of the Poor to provide the kind of health coverage that respects their faith and moral values.

I’ve also written about a car dealership in Minnesota that did not want to provide abortion-inducing drugs to its employees. “It has long been my conviction to run my business according to the teachings of my faith,” said Doug Erickson of Hastings Chevrolet.

Need for an executive order

These are just two instances where religious freedom has been imperiled.

One way to protect religious freedom is for President Donald Trump to sign an executive order promoting religious freedom.

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Repentant persons can reveal Lord’s mercy Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Have you ever noticed that among thousands of women saints who are virgins, and several great men saints who repented of fornication, there are no unambiguously historical canonized women saints who were neither virgins nor married, except, traditionally, Mary Magdalene?

One might confusedly wonder if Jesus is above all for virgins, not sinners, and if such women should pin their hopes on purgatory.

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Continue to welcome immigrants Print E-mail
Editorial
Thursday, Feb. 09, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

In the 1970s, I remember going to Fort McCoy in Wisconsin to do a story on refugees from Vietnam who were settling in the Diocese of Madison.

One of our parishes — St. Joseph Parish in Dodgeville — helped sponsor a number of these Vietnamese refugees.

Over the years, refugees from other countries received assistance settling in our diocese through the Catholic Charities resettlement program.

Programs such as this continue throughout the United States through Catholic Charities and other religious-based agencies.

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