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Speak up for public morality; teach virtues Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jul. 25, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

We have in my neighborhood in Madison annually a kind of reenactment of the tornado of human bodies witnessed by Dante in the Inferno’s scene about sins against chastity: a nude swarm swirling around busy downtown on bicycles, eliciting a wave of stares, grins, whoops, glee, and photo taking by bystanders, as perhaps the demons enjoy seeing tormented souls, and certainly a vignette of post-sexual-revolution social sin.

Madison’s “World Naked Bike Ride” either opposes fossil fuels or celebrates the immunity of moral chaos to correction by authority. Not everyone experiences it as altogether benign: a local woman who had been sexually assaulted in early life recently told a journalist that “seeing dozens, often hundreds of naked bodies unexpectedly is a trigger for her.”

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Parishes could help immigration relief by sponsoring a family Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, May. 30, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

As a past member of the Latin American Mission Program, I have a great concern for immigrant conditions on the border. These are basically Catholic refugees fleeing from abhorrent conditions looking for a safe haven for themselves and their families.

It is past time for the Catholic Church in this country to provide hands-on relief. If each parish in our diocese would sponsor one family, it would be a start in helping fellow Catholics adjust to the circumstances in which they find themselves.

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How Church views the use of cremation Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jun. 13, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

“The Church earnestly recommends that the pious custom of burying the bodies of the deceased be observed; nevertheless, the Church does not prohibit cremation unless it was chosen for reasons”contrary to Christian doctrine" (canon 1176.3).

While the Church continues to hold a preference for corporeal burial, cremation has become part of Catholic practice in the United States and the around the world.

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Comment on ID cards, driver’s licenses, and juvenile justice system Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, May. 30, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

This is in response to Mary C. Uhler’s editorial in the May 16 issue of the Catholic Herald.

In regard to ID cards and driver’s licenses to undocumented residents, if you are here illegally, you have no right to driver’s licenses. Driving is a privilege, not a right.

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