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Earth Day seeks to protect and save all species Print
Seeing with Jesus' Eyes
Written by Fr. Donald Lange   

The theme of Earth Day 2019 is to protect and save all the species.

Earth day was founded by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. He witnessed the devastation caused by an enormous oil spill in Santa Barbara, Calif., which hurt the environment.

In 1969, he proposed the idea to celebrate Earth Day. As always, this year's Earth Day occurs on April 22, the day after we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus.

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40 Days for Life kicks off in Madison Print
Around the Diocese
Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Oct. 03, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- Prayer and fasting. Those are the two things that will end abortion, said Andrew Petersen

“I’m convinced this is why 40 Days for Life has successfully shut down 104 abortion centers to date,” said Petersen, the development director for Pro-Life Wisconsin.

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The authority of reason in defense of marriage, pt 1 Print
Heroes for Life
Thursday, Sep. 26, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

This article is the first in a four-part series offered as a primer for Catholics on the authority of reason in the defense of marriage. The series is based on author Lillian Quinones’ interviews with Professor Robert P. George of Princeton University.

Author’s note: The need for knowledgeable and articulate Catholics to defend the family as the foundation of society is dire. I am honored to feature Robert P. George, who is hailed by the New York Times as the “country’s most influential Christian thinker.” His clear and concise arguments motivate us to defend traditional marriage courageously and confidently for, as he demonstrates in this article, reason is our strongest weapon.

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At first Angelus, Pope Francis says God never tires of forgiving Print
National-World News
Written by Francis X. Rocca, Catholic News Service   
Monday, Mar. 18, 2013 -- 9:05 AM

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Citing a distinguished German theologian and an anonymous elderly penitent from Argentina, Pope Francis told an overflow crowd in St. Peter's Square never to despair of God's mercy to sinners.

"The Lord never tires of forgiving," the pope said March 17, before leading his listeners in praying the midday Angelus. "It is we who tire of asking for forgiveness."

Pope Francis, who was elected March 13, spoke from his window in the Apostolic Palace for the first time. Despite gray skies, a crowd easily numbering 150,000 turned out to see the pope for his first scheduled appearance in St. Peter's Square since the night of his election.

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Take me out to the ball game Print
Fonder Ponders
Thursday, Sep. 10, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

I love attending ball games. A beautiful summer day at the park; the smell of freshly cut grass and grilled hot dogs; and the competition playing to a cheering crowd.

But, this was no ordinary ball game that I was going to. I had looked forward to this afternoon for some time and couldn't wait to see "North Rock" take on their arch rivals from "South Rock" in the eighth year of their annual kickball showdown.

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