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Justice in medical treatment for people with disabilities Print E-mail
Respect Life
Thursday, May. 28, 2009 -- 12:00 AM

Justice can be an elusive concept, changing from century to century. What was accepted in one era, like slavery, can be unthinkable in another.

The biblical test of a just society was based on how people treated the widow, the orphan, and the stranger. These people were the underdogs of society, having no immediate family to protect them.

Who are the underdogs in our era? Who are the people most deserving of protection?

One group is clearly people with disabilities. They frequently have less education, less opportunity for fruitful jobs, and they face a society that is ambivalent about them.

"Grand Mom" writes her last column Print E-mail
Grand Mom
Written by Audrey Fixmer   
Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

Dear Friends, Yes, after 23 years of writing my “Grand Mom” column and getting so much feedback from my readers (emails, hand-written letters, conversations in grocery stores or churches), I feel deeply that I have developed friendships with you. I say that because it is with a touch of sadness that I tell you this is my final column.

A few weeks ago I learned that my lung cancer had crept into my bones and is likely to take my life within six months. That’s the bad news.

St. Ambrose Academy students take part in March for Life Print E-mail
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Feb. 02, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Students at St. Ambrose Academy in Madison recently returned from their biennial trip to the March for Life in Washington, D.C.

The junior and senior classes, along with their chaperones, departed for the nation's capital on January 25 for the nearly 900-mile journey.

Surge in voter turnout needs to continue Print E-mail
Eye on the Capitol
Written by Kim Wadas, Wisconsin Catholic Conference   
Thursday, Jul. 14, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

On Independence Day, I saw many in the Badger State wearing red, white, and blue. Like some of you, I "liked" statements on social media asserting national pride and joined in singing patriotic songs at Mass.

These celebrations affirm our democracy and recognize those who have protected our founding freedoms.

Importance of elections

However after reviewing past election results, I was reminded that everyone enjoys the celebration, but many people don't like the planning. Elections are how we as citizens plan our government.

Renewing our invitation to conversion Print E-mail
Bishop's Column
Written by Bishop Robert C. Morlino   
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Dear Friends,

I’m not certain how it accomplishes this each year, but Lent seems always to surprise me.

I just looked at the calendar and saw that Ash Wednesday is only two weeks away! It seems as though we’ve just finished marking the season of Christmas — with all of the joy and exuberance that that brings.


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