Madison Catholic Herald
Love and mercy always win Print
Bishop Hying's Column
Written by Bishop Donald J. Hying   
Thursday, Apr. 16, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

In the summer of 2016, I was blessed to go to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, with 80 pilgrims from the Diocese of Gary.

The highlight was Saturday evening. More than a million of us from every country on earth gathered to spend the night in an open field as an oppressive sun in a cloudless sky beat down.

After the pope's talk, he placed an enormous monstrance on the altar for Eucharistic Adoration and we all knelt down in silent prayer for 20 minutes.You could hear a pin drop.

The evening shadows lengthened as the sun descended towards the horizon.

Corpus Christi Eucharistic procession in Janesville Print
Around the Diocese
Thursday, Jun. 11, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

JANESVILLE -- The Janesville Catholic parishes invite you to a Corpus Christi Eucharistic procession on Sunday, June 14, at 3 p.m.

The event begins with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament on the steps of Nativity of Mary Church, 313 E. Wall St.

Participants will slowly walk the less-than-a-mile path to St. Patrick Church, 315 Cherry St.

While walking, participants will sing and pray the Rosary. The procession ends with Benediction at an outdoor altar in the St. Patrick Church parking lot.

Procession participants are encouraged to park in the St. Patrick School parking lot (where the procession will end) and then make their way to Nativity of Mary Church for the start of the event.

Those who don't want to walk are welcome to park in the St. Patrick School parking lot, set up lawn chairs in the St. Patrick Church parking lot, and wait for the procession to arrive around 4 p.m.

Bathrooms will be available at Saint Patrick Church.

Masks are recommended and social distancing is requested.

Church invites all to encounter Jesus Christ Print
Bishop Morlino's Column
Thursday, Nov. 02, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

By now you’ve seen or heard a great deal about me and what I’m supposed to have done most recently. It’s been in the papers, online, and on TV and radio news. You’ve been told by your friends, and talked about it over coffee. To some of you, what you’ve heard simply confirms the judgements you’ve already made long ago. For others, what you’ve heard left you sad and scratching your heads.

In truth, I find myself in that latter group.

The observations and reactions that have been made simply do not account for the total context. And what has grown from there is a flurry of opportunity for people to jump to every sort of negative conclusion and to air those negative judgements freely and widely. All of this has occurred very much absent the reality of the situation.

Victory for Catholic student group: Supreme Court declines to hear UW-Madison appeal Print
National-World News
Wednesday, Mar. 09, 2011 -- 2:58 PM

New since the print edition

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Supreme Court Monday declined to hear the University of Wisconsin's appeal of an appellate court ruling in favor of a Catholic student group at the university's Madison campus.

"The constitutional rights of Christian student organizations should be recognized by university officials just as they recognize those rights for other student groups," said ADF Senior Counsel Jordan Lorence. "The 7th Circuit's decision was a good one for the constitutionally protected free speech rights of students, so the high court did the right thing in allowing it to stand. The university funded the advocacy and expression of other student organizations but singled out a Catholic student organization to exclude funding some of its expression based purely upon its religious content, and that's simply not constitutional."

On Easter, the victory is ours! Print
Bishop Hying's Column
Written by Bishop Donald J. Hying   
Thursday, Apr. 09, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

This Easter will be one like no other with the restrictions on public Masses and gatherings.

We will not be at church on Easter morning, we will not receive Holy Communion, and we will not be visiting friends and relatives.

It will feel strange and incomplete, but Easter will arrive, just the same.


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