Madison Catholic Herald
Gaining strength in our pursuit of Christ Print
Bishop Morlino's Column
Written by Bishop Robert C. Morlino   
Thursday, Feb. 08, 2018 -- 12:00 AM

This past Sunday, I was able to offer Mass and spend some time with our young people gathered for Frassati Fest, which is organized by our diocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis, and put on for our high schoolers, with the help and cooperation of so many good people.

It was a terrific gathering. What I told them, I think, is a good message for all of us.

Dealing with the temptation to fear Print
From the Diocesan Administrator
Written by Msgr. James Bartylla, Diocesan Administrator   
Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

Msgr. James Bartylla, diocesan administrator, gave the following homily at the Rite of Election held Sunday, March 10, at St. John the Baptist Church, Waunakee.

Greetings in Jesus Christ to the catechumens and candidates gathered here today at the Rite of Election!

In the Gospel today, Our Lord Jesus Christ enters the desert of temptation -- not in fear, but in a step of fulfillment of His Incarnation among us. We are still tempted today, often in fear, and currently it is in relation to fear associated with the Church.

KCs begin campaign against flu Print
National-World News
Written by Tami Quigley, Catholic News Service   
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (CNS) -- “Every Life Matters — Every Shot Counts” is the focus of the Knights of Columbus’ Crusade Against Influenza slated to run in the Diocese of Allentown and beyond concurrent with the flu season.

The crusade began October 1 and is slated to run through May 30, 2014.

Box of Joy Christmas gift program in Ashton Print
Around the Diocese
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

ASHTON -- St. Peter Catholic Parish and School in Ashton are spreading Christmas cheer early this year to children in need in Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala.

They are mobilizing Catholic schools, parishes, and other groups and individuals across the Diocese of Madison by serving as a drop-off center for the Box of Joy program (, a ministry of Cross Catholic Outreach.

Still time to get out of our ruts this Lent Print
Everyday Faith
Written by Julianne Nornberg   
Thursday, Apr. 04, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

Every day as a means of spurring family discussion around the supper table, my husband and I ask each of our children to talk about his or her "rose" and "thorn" of the day.

Recently this was a conversation I had with my six-year-old son:

"What was your thorn of the day?"

"My bottom got wet when I went down the slide at recess."


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