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Candlelight prayer vigil closes 40 Days for Life in Madison Print
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Written by Mary Uhler, Catholic Herald Staff   
 
 Bishop Robert C. Morlino offers reflections at the closing candlelight prayer vigil for 40 Days for Life outside the Planned Parenthood clinic on Madison’s east side. (Catholic Herald photo by Joe Ptak)

Last updated on November 7, 2008, 1:35 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. — Red roses were strewn on the sidewalks outside the Planned Parenthood Clinic on Madison’s east side.

They symbolize life and beauty. For Catholics they are a reminder of Mary, the mother of God.

As people gathered at twilight on Sunday, Nov. 2, for the closing prayer vigil for 40 Days for Life in Madison, they walked carefully around the roses. For them, life — even in these roses — is precious.

Prayerful presence at clinics

As the sunlight began to fade, people lit candles and flashlights as they stood quietly in prayer. Many of them had been coming to the abortion clinic for the past 40 days. They came at all hours of the day, around the clock — providing a peaceful, prayerful presence.

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Sociologist discusses harmful effects of sexual revolution Print
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Written by Kat Wagner, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Nov. 06, 2008 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON — In three lectures given surrounding the St. Thérèse of Lisieux Lecture Series on October 23 and 24 in Madison, W. Bradford Wilcox discussed the effects of the sexual revolution on marriage, the family, and society.

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Day offers time to reflect on reconciliation Print
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Written by Kat Wagner, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 -- 12:00 AM
 
 Bishop Robert C. Morlino directs a question to fellow panelist Dr. Robert Enright, left, as Bishop Paul J. Swain of Sioux Falls, S.D., laughs during the panel discussion at the Diocesan Leadership Day on October 21. (Catholic Herald photo/Kat Wagner)

MADISON -- Priests, parish staff, and parish leaders gathered October 21 for the annual Diocesan Leadership Day, which this year bore the theme “Forgiveness and Reconciliation in the Church and in the World.” The day featured talks by Bishop Paul J. Swain, bishop of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, S. D., and Dr. Robert Enright, founder of the International Forgiveness Institute, Inc., as well as question-and-answer sessions and an open panel discussion that also featured Bishop Robert C. Morlino.

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Poynette parish celebrates centennial Print
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Written by Fr. Raymond Dischler, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 -- 12:00 AM

POYNETTE -- St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Poynette celebrated the centennial of the dedication of the first Catholic Church in Poynette recently.

The parish was dedicated by Archbishop Sebastian Messmer of Milwaukee on February 10, 1908. Bishop Robert C. Morlino presided at a 4 p.m. Mass, followed by a dinner, on Sunday, Oct. 19.

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Donations sought for wheelchairs for Apostolate Print
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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- The Bishop William P. O'Connor Fourth Degree Assembly will be collecting money that will be used to purchase 15 to 20 wheelchairs for the Apostolate to the Handicapped.

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