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Let's recover a sense of compassion Print
Editorial
Written by Mary C. Uhler, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Sep. 12, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines compassion as a “sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it."

Perhaps it’s the constant news of disasters deluging us these days, but it seems as if many people have lost a sense of compassion. We’ve almost become numb to the suffering of others, whether it be from mass shootings, natural disasters, immigrants’ distress, or wars.

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Let's live the Works of Mercy Print
Editorial
Written by Mary C. Uhler, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Sep. 05, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

Mother Teresa of Calcutta was declared a saint on September 4, 2016, and her feast day was designated on September 5, the day of her death in 1997.

St. Mother Teresa inspires us to live out the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy. That’s why the Diocese of Madison established the Saint Mother Teresa Mercy Endowment Fund in 2016 in honor of her canonization and the Church’s Jubilee Year of Mercy.

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Strive to make all schools welcoming to the disabled Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Sep. 05, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

I enjoyed reading your article on “A dozen reasons to choose Catholic schools”.  The list was spot on, except for number 12, “We provide a safe and welcoming environment for all.”

Many Catholic schools are unable to enroll children with disabilities. I find this very disconcerting, as our faith is all about welcoming and helping the least of us.

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