Madison Catholic Herald
Persons with Disabilities need Community and Connections Print
Guest column

For adults with disabilities, becoming socially isolated is a major concern. To address this issue within Rock County, Catholic Charities of Madison operates two programs out of the Community Connections facility that give adults experiencing intellectual and physical disabilities opportunities to connect socially.

The purpose of these programs is for adults with disabilities to experience community integration activities, learn social skills, and develop friendships. In all, these two programs offer increased activity, which has a positive impact on clients' physical and emotional health, as well as their ability to care for themselves.

Bishop's letter regarding St. Paul's University Catholic Center Print
Bishop Morlino's Letter
Thursday, Apr. 15, 2010 -- 12:00 AM

Dear Friends,

Last week I was quite surprised to learn that the Wisconsin State Journal would be running a major, front-page article on the future of St. Paul's University Catholic Center and their facilities. I had already scheduled a meeting with my brother priests from the Madison area, to take place this Thursday, April 15, for a discussion about the future of campus ministry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Wisconsin State Journal regularly tracks the mayor's appointment schedule, and the scheduled appointment with some of the leadership at St. Paul's led the State Journal to seek any materials on file for the appointment, which are open to the public (if sought), and that was the source of information published by the State Journal. The State Journal was basically fair in their presentation, given that they do not understand the whole context at all.

Work out our salvation by how we live Print
Bishop Hying's Column
Written by Bishop Donald J. Hying   
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

"Are you saved?" is a classic evangelical question which we have probably all been asked once or twice. Those posing the query usually view salvation as a specific event, the precise moment when they gave their lives to Jesus and experienced his forgiveness.

A gentleman told me once that he was saved at a Billy Graham crusade in 1978, which for him was a powerful spiritual transformation. As Catholics, we may fumble for an articulate answer to the question of salvation, which is a sign perhaps that our understanding of this central reality of faith is more nuanced.

Let us remember those who gave their lives Print
Seeing with Jesus' Eyes
Written by Fr. Donald Lange   
Thursday, May. 23, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

Memorial Day began as Decoration Day. In 1868, Major General John A. Logan, commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, proclaimed the first official Memorial Day.

On May 30, 1868, General James Garfield made a speech at Arlington National Cemetery, after which 5,000 participants decorated the graves of more than 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers buried in the cemetery.

Historian David Hacker writes that an estimated 620,00 died in the Civil War. He added that in 1860 there were about 31 million people in our country, about one-tenth the size it is today.

Diocese launches ‘Go Make Disciples’ Print
Around the Diocese
Written by John Joy, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, May. 28, 2020 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- The Diocese of Madison, under the leadership of Bishop Donald J. Hying, is launching a bold new initiative called "Go Make Disciples" in order to renew our commitment to the mission of evangelization.

One part of this initiative includes the addition of two new regular pages in the Catholic Herald, one dedicated to evangelization and another to catechesis (see Pages 10 and 11).

Go make disciples

The last words Jesus spoke to his apostles before leaving this earth to ascend into heaven were to go out into the whole world and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20).


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