Madison Catholic Herald
Resurrection Cemetery will get Memorial Statue Print
Around the Diocese
Thursday, Jun. 11, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- Madison Diocese Director of Cemeteries Damian Lenshek announced that, through the generosity of anonymous donors, Resurrection Cemetery will receive a remarkable sculpture in the fall of this year.

The sculpture, Memorial to the Unborn Child II by Slovakian sculptor Martin Hudácek, portrays a grieving mother and father in the presence of a four-year-old child, on a cruciform base.

The mother and father are in stone, while the child is made of a translucent material. Hudácek's sculptures have been installed in Slovakia, Poland, Chile, and California. In 2015, Hudácek presented a copy of one of his sculptures to Pope Francis.

Everyone can do something Print
Living and Learning
Thursday, Apr. 16, 2009 -- 12:00 AM
Living and Learning column by Msgr. Daniel T. Ganshert

No one can do everything, but everyone can do something. This is the intent behind the new Annual Catholic Appeal in our diocese.

Just as it takes many peoples' involvement, commitment, sacrifice, perseverance, and more when it comes to maintaining the vitality of our respective parishes, the same is true for our family of parishes, our diocese. When it was founded in 1946 in the 11 counties of southwest Wisconsin covering over 8,000 square miles, the diocese had 82,000 Catholics. Now it has 277,000. It had 122 active priests; now there are 96.

Clarification on the Issue of Funeral Rites and Those in Homosexual Civil or Notorious Unions Print
Written by Msgr. James Bartylla, Vicar General, Diocese of Madison   
Thursday, Nov. 02, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Recently, there has been media attention regarding a private and confidential communication to the priests of the Diocese of Madison regarding funeral rites and those in homosexual civil or otherwise notorious unions. The answers below are an attempt to correct misinterpretations of the communication and provide explanation so there is greater clarity. To all those who try or hope to try to live the challenge of following the natural law and thereby the Church’s teaching while struggling with same-sex attraction and perhaps many times faltering, please know you are loved and respected, and always welcome in the Catholic Church and invited to the truth of the Gospel. Jesus Christ loves you and wants your joy.

Meditate on Mary during month of May and special Fatima year Print
Bishop Morlino's Column
Written by Bishop Robert C. Morlino   
Thursday, May. 18, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

Dear Friends,

This month of May is, as always, a month for honoring and devoting ourselves to Mary, the Mother of God.

And in a particular way, as was marked by Pope Francis last week during his Apostolic visit to Portugal, we commemorate 100 years since the Blessed Virgin appeared several times to the three “shepherd children.” The two of those children who died in their youth are now Saint Jacinta and Saint Francisco Marto, having been canonized by Pope Francis on Saturday, and the third, Servant of God Sr. Maria Lucia, who only passed from this life in 2005, has her cause for canonization underway.

Priest appointments (6- 5/26-2019) Print
Thursday, May. 30, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

Msgr. James Bartylla, Diocesan Administrator of the Diocese of Madison, in consultation with the Bishop-Elect of Madison, Most Reverend Donald J. Hying, announces the following priest appointments, effective Saturday, July 13, 2019, unless otherwise specifically stated, and announced at weekend Masses of Saturday and Sunday, May 25 and 26, 2019:

• Rev. Fr. Michelu Ragola, from parochial administrator, Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Green Lake, as an extern priest from the Diocese of Nellore, effective immediately, with no pending assignment.

• Very Rev. Fr. David Greenfield, V.F., to parochial administrator, Our Lady of the Lake Parish, Green Lake, per canon 539, effective immediately until July 13, 2019, remaining as pastor, All Saints Parish, Berlin.


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