Madison Catholic Herald
Praising God for teen's safe return Print
State News
Written by Anita Draper, Superior Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

CAMERON, Wis. -- Faith runs deep in Barron County. The story of Jayme Closs’ abduction and escape is one of hope and courage, but it is also a story of faith, prayer, and triumph over evil.

On Sunday, Jan. 20, at St. Peter Catholic Church, Cameron, family, friends, parish members, and the wider community gathered to praise God for Jayme’s safe return.

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Celebrating Catholic schools Print
Our Catholic Schools
Written by Michael Lancaster, Superintendent of Catholic Schools   

Happy Catholic Schools Week! This coming Sunday marks the beginning of a national, week-long celebration of Catholic schools.

In the Diocese of Madison, each one of the 43 Catholic elementary and high schools will be celebrating their students, teachers, parents, and all of the incredible success and achievements of their students as they learn and grow academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually.

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Catechism stands as a light in the darkness Print
Bishop Hying's Column
Written by Bishop Donald J. Hying, Bishop of Madison   
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

I was blessed to do a series of talks on the Catechism of the Catholic Church recently at St. Dennis Parish. I was impressed with the intense interest and attendance level every night.

People are hungry to learn more about the Faith and to put it into practice. Copies of the Catechism flew off the back table at an inspiring rate, which made this bishop’s heart very happy!

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Driving through the night — A faithful co-worker of the Lord Print
From the Diocesan Administrator
Written by Msgr. James Bartylla   
Thursday, Apr. 18, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

Following is a homily given by Msgr. James Bartylla, diocesan administrator, for the fifth Sunday of Lent.

The Gospel account of the woman caught in the sin of adultery is one of our favorite Gospel passages -- one of the passages most people remember best.

It has the drama of Our Lord Jesus Christ turning the tide of retribution of the scribes and Pharisees by pricking their consciences, and then tenderly forgiving the adulterous woman.

The most loving part of the account is Jesus' admonition to the adulterous woman not to sin again, since adultery always involves another often unseen victim -- for example her husband, or maybe the wife of the man who joined in the adultery. Our Lord is concerned for all of the souls in the account. His concern and mercy is full and true and not mere momentary, superficial sentiment.

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Volunteers make difference for Six Rivers Food Pantry Print
Around the Diocese
Written by By Rachel Dietzman and Amy Lachuk for the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

CASSVILLE -- In April 2019, Catholic Charities opened the Six Rivers Food Pantry in Cassville, Wis., in partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank and the Southwest Community Action Program.

Located along the Mississippi River, the food pantry serves Cassville and the neighboring communities of southwest Grant County, including Potosi, Cuba City, and Lancaster.

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