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Pray to Saint Michael the Archangel Print E-mail
Editorial
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

Bishop Robert C. Morlino has asked that people in the Diocese of Madison pray for the triumph of good in our world and the overcoming of evil by praying the Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel at all Sunday and Solemnity Masses in our diocese.

In doing some research (see www.catholic.org), I learned that Saint Michael the Archangel is the leader of all angels and the army of God. He has four main responsibilities, according to Scripture and tradition:

• To combat Satan.

• To escort the faithful to heaven at their hour of death.

• To be a champion of all Christians and the Church itself.

• To call men from life on Earth to their heavenly judgment.

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Consider donation to the BSP free clinic Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

There have been news articles published recently about the problems faced by the BSP clinic (Benevolent Specialists Project) in Madison due to lack of reliable funding.

I have been a volunteer at this free clinic since 2011.  While other free clinics offer preventive and routine medical care needed  by many, the BSP clinic gives adult patients access to: cardiac care, arthritis management, eye and foot care for the diabetic patient, diagnosis of skin problems, plus  blood work and X-rays and MRIs for diagnosis through the support of local hospitals.

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We should get educated about human trafficking Print E-mail
Editorial
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

As someone who has three granddaughters living in Wisconsin, I am concerned that our state is one of worst states in our country in terms of both sex and labor trafficking.

That information was shared at Catholics at the Capitol held in March. “Human trafficking is happening in counties all over Wisconsin. It happens everywhere, in rural and urban areas and online,” said keynote speaker Colleen Stratton, a survivor of human trafficking and member of the Eye Heart World Outreach Team.

January is observed as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. It is an effort to raise awareness among businesses, national and community organizations, families, and all Americans to recognize the vital role we can play in ending all forms of slavery and to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities.

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