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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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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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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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Edgewood College suspends face-to-face classes March 23 Print
Around the Diocese
Thursday, Mar. 19, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- Because of COVID-19, Edgewood College informed students, faculty, and staff by email on March 11 that it was suspending face-to-face classes effective Monday, March 23.

"We will move to fully online classes at that time, until Monday, April 6, 2020 at the earliest."

All students were asked to take necessary steps to participate in classes online when they leave for spring break. For those students who live on campus, residence halls are not accessible during spring break unless otherwise arranged in advance. Residence halls will remain closed this year through 12 noon, Sunday, April 5, at the earliest.

 
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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