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Argentine Cardinal Bergoglio elected pope, takes name Francis Print
National-World News
Written by Francis X. Rocca and Cindy Wooden, Catholic News Service   
Thursday, Mar. 14, 2013 -- 12:00 AM

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Argentine Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, the leader of a large urban archdiocese in Latin America, was elected the 266th pope and took the name Francis.

He is the first pope in history to come from the Western Hemisphere and the first non-European to be elected in almost 1,300 years. The Jesuit was also the first member of his order to be elected pope, and the first member of any religious order to be elected in nearly two centuries.

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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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Knowing your faith: What does it mean to be a ‘practicing Catholic’? Print
Knowing Your Faith
Written by John Joy, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 -- 12:00 AM
Knowing Your Faith column

John Joy

You might run into the term "practicing Catholic" in various contexts: if you teach in a Catholic school, for example, or if you serve as a catechist in your parish, or as a Confirmation sponsor or a godparent, you are supposed to be a "practicing Catholic". But what does that mean exactly?

According to the Wisconsin Catholic Conference's Standards for Educators in Catholic Schools and Parishes, it means: "a Catholic in good standing who participates fully in the worship and life of the Church, and who understands and accepts the teachings of the Church and moral demands of the Gospel, as articulated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church."

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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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Bishop asks for prayers to defeat evil in world Print
Bishop Morlino's Column
Written by Bishop Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison   
Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Dear Friends,

I pray that you and yours enjoyed a very happy Thanksgiving this past week.

Further, I hope that you are able to enter into a very blessed season of Advent. Please God, it will be an excellent time of preparation for the glorious celebration of Christmas.

Last week, I sent a letter to your priests with regard to an addition to the Prayers of the Faithful and a particular prayer of heavenly intercession I am asking to be included during (at least) every Sunday Mass, at parishes within the Diocese of Madison.

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