Madison Catholic Herald
October observed as Month of the Rosary Print
Around the Diocese
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

The month of October each year is dedicated to the Rosary. This is primarily due to the fact that the liturgical feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated on October 7 in the Catholic Church.

Also, in 1917, three Portuguese children were visited by the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal, over a period of six months. The final visit was on October 13, when about 70,000 people witnessed the dancing sun, performed by Our Lady.

As a result, many people were converted, while non-practicing Catholics returned to the faith. Hence, praying in a public arena has the potential of converting people and making Catholics stronger in their belief.

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Statement from U.S. Bishops on Supreme Court marriage decisions Print
National-World News
Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court decisions June 26 striking down part of the Defense of Marriage Act and refusing to rule on the merits of a challenge to California's Proposition 8 mark a "tragic day for marriage and our nation," said Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco, chair of the U.S. bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage.

The statement follows.

"Today is a tragic day for marriage and our nation. The Supreme Court has dealt a profound injustice to the American people by striking down in part the federal Defense of Marriage Act. The Court got it wrong. The federal government ought to respect the truth that marriage is the union of one man and one woman, even where states fail to do so. The preservation of liberty and justice requires that all laws, federal and state, respect the truth, including the truth about marriage.

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Pride meets humility in the quiet of the desert Print
From the Diocesan Administrator
Written by Msgr. James Bartylla, Diocesan Administrator   
Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

On the First Sunday of Lent, in all three liturgical years of the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke, we’re confronted with the account of Our Lord’s temptation in the desert by the devil.

This is a beautiful text, because in a way the history of the world was played out in a quiet desert, away from the busy cities, between God-made-man and the fallen angel.

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Wisconsin bishops issue statement on terrorists, refugees Print
State News
Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

The Catholic bishops of Wisconsin through the Wisconsin Catholic Conference have issued the following statement on the terrorist attacks and the refugee situation in Syria.

The Catholic bishops of Wisconsin join bishops across the United States in expressing our deepest condolences to the French people for the horrific loss of life at the hands of ISIS terrorists. There is no justification for such barbarism, especially when done in the name of God.

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Focusing on the present this Lent Print
Everyday Faith
Written by Julianne Nornberg   
Thursday, Mar. 07, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

"Mom, can I get a Minecraft Lego set for my birthday?"

My son's eyes were wide with hope and anticipation and all seriousness. But, smiling, I had to hide a laugh and shake my head.

His birthday was six months away.

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