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We did it! Diocese puts it all together Print
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Written by Mary C. Uhler, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jul. 11, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

The windows at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison sparkled, the church was immaculate, and smiling faces at the entrance greeted people who came for Evening Prayer to begin the installation events for Bishop Donald J. Hying on June 24.

Parishioners and staff at St. Maria Goretti Church had pitched in to get their church ready for the installation of Madison’s new bishop. Fr. Scott Emerson, parochial administrator of St. Maria Goretti, was justifiably proud.

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Vatican official: protection of minors is goal Print
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Written by Mary C. Uhler   
Thursday, Jun. 27, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

Clergy sexual abuse has impacted many people in society and the Church, including those working in the Church’s “Supreme Court” at the Vatican.

“This work has changed me,” the priest who heads Vatican Disciplinary Action in the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith told Catholic journalists June 19.

“When I read the facts of the cases, I feel repulsed,” said Msgr. John Kennedy. However, he and the 16 others working in his office carry on with the work. “For victims and for their parents, it is far worse,” he said. “We’re doing this because it needs to be done to restore what has been damaged.”

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Fatherhood is an important vocation Print
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Written by Mary C. Uhler   
Thursday, Jun. 13, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

Fathers play such an important role in the lives of their children.

My own father died when I was only 16 years old, but he had a profound impact on my life.

Thomas Joseph McDonald (better known as Mac) was married later in life. He actually stayed with his own father until his death.

I’m sure my father received many of his values from my grandparents and great-grandparents, who are buried in the cemetery at Holy Rosary Parish in Darlington.

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