"Guest" columns (various authors)
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1 The Beacon staff makes impact locally and statewide June 27, 2019 Rachel Dietzman and Amy Lachuk
2 A new idea for a missalette: Sing a New Song June 13, 2019 Abbot Marcel Rooney, OSB
3 Seniors: Share life experiences with young May 23, 2019 Sr. Constance Veit, LSP, For the Catholic Herald
4 Communion is expression of God’s unchanging love April 25, 2019 Fr. John Catoir
5 How to boldly go forth and make disciples April 18, 2019 Brandon Vogt
6 Do we serve Jesus or do we use him? April 11, 2019 Fr. Steve Grunow
7 Priestly formation and dealing with scandal March 21, 2019 Fr. Gregory Ihm
8 St. Padre Pio: Fascinating and frightening March 7, 2019 Fr. Steve Grunow
9 St. Frances: Finding God through your family February 28, 2019 Brandon Vogt
10 Sanctity and scandal: One priest’s views February 21, 2019 Fr. Steve Grunow
11 ‘God is with us’ is mystery and truth December 6, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow
12 Farewell to materialism and determinism November 22, 2018 Brandon Vogt
13 Three twists and a turn for science and faith November 15, 2018 Brandon Vogt
14 Shocking plot twists of science and faith November 8, 2018 Brandon Vogt
15 Helping people encounter God’s Glory November 1, 2018 Fr. Gregory Ihm
16 All can work towards becoming champions of the Rosary October 25, 2018 Sue Barry
17 Halloween III: Jesus crushes the devil October 25, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow
18 Halloween II: A Catholic celebration October 18, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow
19 St. Mother Teresa and C.S. Lewis emphasize joy October 18, 2018 Fr. John Catoir
20 Halloween is a Catholic celebration October 11, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow
21 Offer up your suffering like St. John Vianney September 6, 2018 Brandon Vogt
22 God’s love and the glowing heart of mercy June 28, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow
23 Leading your child back to the Church May 31, 2018 Brandon Vogt
24 How St. Benedict reshaped the culture May 24, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow - Word on Fire
25 Allowing the Visitation to change us May 3, 2018 Brandon Vogt
26 Encountering Christ in the Holy Land April 12, 2018 Msgr. Kevin Holmes
27 Easter: the significance of Sunday morning April 9, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow - Word on Fire
28 Christ proves how much he loves us on Good Friday March 29, 2018 Fr. John Catoir
29 Giving Love during Lent March 15, 2018 Fr. John Catoir
30 Perpetua, Felicity, and the theo-drama March 1, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow
31 Wisconsin is becoming battle ready! February 22, 2018 Fr. Rick Heilman
32 Station to Station: An interview with Gary Jansen February 15, 2018 Brandon Vogt - Word on Fire
33 Scientists prove the existence of God February 15, 2018 Fr. John Catoir
34 For the love of God impels us February 8, 2018 Fr. Gregory Ihm
35 Let's encourage the elders in our Church February 1, 2018 Sr. Constance Veit, LSP
36 Make straight the path for Lent January 25, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow
37 The lessons within Christ’s Baptism January 18, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow
38 Waiting for Jesus, waiting for justice: March for Life, Chicago, January 14, 2018 December 14, 2017 Susanna Herro
39 What the Immaculate Conception means December 7, 2017 Steve Grunow - Word on Fire
40 Dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica November 23, 2017 Fr. Steve Grunow
41 In Christ, we are baptized to become saints November 16, 2017 Fr. Steve Grunow
42 Chosen and called November 2, 2017 Fr. Greg Ihm
43 Our Lady of the Rosary and the Battle of Lepanto October 26, 2017 Fr. Steve Grunow
44 Be not afraid -- we're in this together October 26, 2017 Sr. Constance Veit
45 Why Our Lady of Sorrows? September 28, 2017 Fr. Steve Grunow
46 Catholic therapists incorporate ‘human’ touch August 24, 2017 William T. McKenna,
47 Preventing teen suicide both in community and home June 1, 2017 William T. McKenna
48 Religious Life reveals real possibilities for all lives May 4, 2017 Fr. Steve Grunow
49 Forgiveness — the heart of mercy April 13, 2017 Robert Enright and Msgr. John Hebl
50 From closed-in darkness into the open light April 13, 2017 Marilyn Uselman
51 The family as forgiving community: leaving legacy of love to future generations April 6, 2017 Robert Enright
52 Forgiveness education for children, adolescents March 30, 2017 Robert Enright
53 A Catholic approach to forgiveness March 23, 2017 Msgr. John Hebl
54 Helpful hints on forgiving others March 16, 2017 Msgr. John Hebl
55 Clearing up misconceptions about forgiving March 9, 2017 Robert Enright
56 ‘Your sins are forgiven you . . .’ March 2, 2017 Fr. John Hebl
57 Saving souls on the installment plan March 2, 2017 Deacon Jack Fernan
58 Pro-lifers rally to defund Planned Parenthood February 16, 2017 Gwen Finnegan
59 SEEK Conference: Join the adventure, find out what moves you February 2, 2017 Fr. Gregory Ihm
60 New Year’s resolutions can succeed January 26, 2017 William T. McKenna
61 Medical care for the ‘least of these’ January 26, 2017
62 A ‘Divine Mercy’ coffee shop in Madison? December 22, 2016 Mark Endres
63 Sharing God’s mercy this Christmas with grandparents December 15, 2016 Sr. Constance Veit, LSP
64 Dispelling fear in a season of hope December 8, 2016 Fr. Bart Timmerman
65 Addressing Amoris Laetitia November 24, 2016 Veronica Arntz
66 Three ordinary men with extraordinary priesthoods November 3, 2016 Fr. Gregory Ihm
67 Divorce, remarriage, and Communion October 20, 2016 Veronica Arntz
68 Consider party platforms when voting October 20, 2016 Jeff Davis and Greg Wagner
69 The Culture of Life begins in our hearts and our hands October 6, 2016 Sr. Constance Veit
70 How the family is a 'domestic church' September 29, 2016 Veronica Arntz
71 A ‘how-to’ for closing Planned Parenthood September 15, 2016 Fr. Richard Heilman
72 Reflections on the life, work, and canonization of St. Teresa September 15, 2016 Lindsay Becher
73 Answering the question: 'What is marriage?' August 4, 2016 Veronica Arntz
74 Keeping elders socially connected is a Work of Mercy July 28, 2016 Sr. Constance Veit
75 Jesus the Good Shepherd is the model for all priests June 30, 2016 Fr. David Carrano
76 Is gratitude an antidote to depression? May 26, 2016 William McKenna
77 Shocked out of complacency: Abortions only at Planned Parenthood May 19, 2016 Laura Karlen
78 In this month of mothers April 28, 2016 Sr. Constance Veit, LSP
79 Should we push our children to aim for perfection? April 7, 2016 Ask IPS
80 What’s POLST? Another medical decision tool . . . with big problems April 7, 2016 John Bohn, M.D.
81 The beauty of striving March 17, 2016 Pam Payne
82 Who will fill these shoes? March 3, 2016 Fr. Greg Ihm
83 Why we can’t ‘just sign the form’ February 4, 2016 Sr. Constance Veit
84 Theme nine: Mother, Teacher, Family — The Nature and Role of the Church February 4, 2016 Veronica Arntz, For the Catholic Herald
85 The harmony of belonging January 21, 2016 Morgan Smith
86 Reaching out to the homeless and those in need January 14, 2016 Ask IPS
87 Theme eight: A Home for the Wounded Heart December 31, 2015 Beth Ulaszek
88 Theme seven: Light in a Dark World November 26, 2015 Andy Galvin
89 Finding my dignity in self-giving love November 19, 2015 Morgan Smith
90 Helping a veteran: It's about having a home November 12, 2015 Monica Rose Quinones
91 The power of forgiving sins November 5, 2015 Fr. Gregory Ihm
92 Theme Six: All Love Bears Fruit October 29, 2015 Beth Ulaszek
93 Our Lady of Hope Clinic focuses on women's health October 29, 2015 Julie Jensen
94 Giving a child their own 'space' as they grow October 1, 2015 Ask IPS
95 Wisconsin KC's support bishops in taking action against sale, use of fetal body parts October 1, 2015 Ronald Faust
96 Theme five: Creating the Future September 24, 2015 Andy Galvin
97 Encountering Christ and radiating Him to others September 17, 2015 Morgan Smith
98 Healing from an abortion takes time September 3, 2015 Ask IPS
99 Theme four: Two Become One August 27, 2015 Veronica Arntz
100 Grandparenting is a great and happy vocation July 23, 2015 Sr. Constance Veit
101 St. John Paul II: patron saint of the family July 23, 2015 Veronica Arntz
102 Theme three: The meaning of Human Sexuality July 23, 2015 Beth Ulaszek
103 Supreme Court ignores principles in 'Declaration of Independence' July 23, 2015 Patrick Hardyman
104 The awakening July 16, 2015 Morgan Smith
105 Separation and divorce affect children's emotional life July 2, 2015 Ask IPS
106 Theme two: The Mission of Love June 16, 2015 Veronica Arntz
107 Raising awareness of mental health issues May 28, 2015 Cathy Lins
108 2015 World Meeting of Families May 28, 2015 Andy Galvin
109 Reflections on the dignity of the human person May 7, 2015 Morgan Smith
110 Taking responsibility for sins April 9, 2015 Ask IPS
111 Baptism: Reforms of the Second Vatican Council March 26, 2015 Patrick Gorman
112 Baptism: Immerse yourself in mystery March 19, 2015 Patrick Gorman
113 Baptism: What really happens March 12, 2015 Patrick Gorman
114 Baptism: Renounce sin and proclaim Christ March 5, 2015 Patrick Gorman
115 Dealing with guilt and shame March 5, 2015 Ask IPS
116 Baptism: A new Exodus February 26, 2015 Patrick Gorman
117 Baptism: Claimed for Christ February 19, 2015 Patrick Gorman
118 This Lent, remember your Baptism February 12, 2015 Patrick Gorman
119 Meeting the goals of a New Year’s resolution February 5, 2015 Ask IPS
120 Awakening deeper faith during the Year of Consecrated Life February 5, 2015 Fr. Gregory Ihm
121 How to cope with the seasonal blues January 8, 2015 Ask IPS
122 It’s time for a new Holy League December 4, 2014 Fr. Rick Heilman, For the Catholic Herald
123 New column links the spiritual with the psychological December 4, 2014 Ask IPS
124 Cultivating 'spirituality of encounter' this Advent November 27, 2014 Sr. Constance Veit, For the Catholic Herald
125 Be prepared for medical decisions November 6, 2014 Peggy Hamill
126 Steps to take in discerning your call November 6, 2014 Fr. Gregory Ihm
127 A ‘miracle baby’ is born October 23, 2014 Janeen Otis
128 Fr. Joseph Kentenich: Founder of Schoenstatt Movement the Church's next saint? October 16, 2014 Ray McCool
129 Finding life in infertility July 24, 2014 Emily Seyfert
130 The Pascal Mystery: Death evolving into life April 24, 2014 Sr. Ruth Battaglia, CSA
131 Catholic Relief Services: Focus on Haiti April 3, 2014 Susanna Herro and Kathy Wall
132 Just a pinch of incense: refusing to compromise on religious principles March 27, 2014 Fr. Frank Pavone
133 Focusing on the plight of immigrants during Lent March 20, 2014 Fr. David Wanish, For the Catholic Herald
134 Father Mazzuchelli and the New Evangelization: frontier missionary priest’s memoirs provide inspiration for us today March 13, 2014 Elizabeth Durack
135 Vocations then and now: a comparison of the first 10 years and the last 10 years in the Diocese of Madison February 6, 2014 Nico Fassino
136 Our Lady of Guadalupe points us all to her Son December 19, 2013 Fr. David Joahannes
137 Many kinds of sacred places November 7, 2013 Paul M. Matenaer
138 How Catholics join together as a community of faith October 24, 2013 Paul M. Matenaer
139 Men train to become ‘medics of mercy’ October 17, 2013 Fr. Rick Heilman
140 National Day of Remembrance September 12, 2013 Fr. Frank Pavone
141 Encouraging a culture of vocations August 15, 2013 Fr. Gregory Ihm, For the Catholic Herald
142 Coming to a parish near you this summer! May 14, 2013 Fr. Paul Arinze, For the Catholic Herald
143 Naming the Gosnell babies — Connecting with the humanity of aborted babies May 13, 2013 Fr. Frank Pavone
144 A stewardship story April 25, 2013 Frank Zawlocki
145 Praying for the new pope and the world March 21, 2013 Gabi Lopez-Betanzos, For the Catholic Herald
146 Experiencing the Church without a leader March 12, 2013 Joe Baker, For the Catholic Herald
147 Seminarian reflects on the final days of Benedict XVI March 7, 2013 Scott Emerson, For the Catholic Herald
148 Pope Benedict leaves valuable witness February 28, 2013 Sr. Constance Carolyn Veit, LSP
149 News of great joy: three more seminarians January 10, 2013 Fr. Paul Arinze, For the Catholic Herald
150 Give the gift of service to an older person this Christmas December 13, 2012 Sr. Constance Carolyn Veit, LSP
151 Learning the truth about planned parenthood November 1, 2012 Jeanne Breunig
152 Why I hate bad church music October 18, 2012 Nico Fassino
153 The elections and my soul October 18, 2012 Dr. Marlen Junck
154 Church music: a flourishing garden that continues to grow October 18, 2012 Dr. Patrick Gorman
155 Who gets to decide when to let go of life? October 4, 2012 Sr. Constance Carolyn Veit, LSP
156 The vision will not disappoint September 20, 2012 Fr. Paul Ugo Arinze
157 The Almighty has done great things for us June 21, 2012 Fr. Paul Ugo Arinze
158 Listening to God's call: He wants us for himself April 26, 2012 Sr. Constance Carolyn Veit, LSP
159 Shaking the hand that feeds you April 19, 2012 Tom Nelson
160 I want to see Him suffer April 5, 2012 Anonymous Sufferer in Training
161 Sisters issue statement on Patient Protection, Affordable Care Act March 29, 2012 Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church
162 Observing Lent with Mary March 15, 2012 Fr. John Nellissery
163 Winning: Is it worth all cost? March 8, 2012 Matt Beiser
164 Lenten alms: A rice bowl for all February 23, 2012 Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo
165 President’s ‘compromise’ still infringes upon religious liberty February 23, 2012 Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr.
166 Consecrated women bring the love and mercy of God February 2, 2012 Sr. Constance Carolyn Veit, L.S.P.
167 How we eat is as important as what we eat December 29, 2011 Tom Nelson
168 On medical decision-making October 6, 2011 Peggy Hamill
169 The elderly are a blessing, not a burden October 6, 2011 Sr. Constance Carolyn Veit
170 Can lay ministers give blessings during Communion? September 22, 2011 Paul M. Matenaer
171 Reflections on 9/11 and life in NYC September 15, 2011 Sr. M. Marcia Vinje
172 Ten new seminarians point to Church's hopeful future September 15, 2011 Fr. Paul Ugo Arinze
173 What happened to freedom of religion? September 1, 2011 John Garvey
174 Closing rural post offices makes no sense August 25, 2011 Tom Nelson
175 Bringing Christ to the city July 7, 2011 Fr. John Sasse
176 What is the correct posture for receiving Communion? May 19, 2011 Paul M Matenaer, For the Catholic Herald
177 A numbing reality check: rising tide of chemical abortion May 19, 2011 Peggy Hamill
178 Growing closer to the Mother of God during May May 5, 2011 Olivia Knier
179 Treat miscarried babies with the dignity they deserve April 28, 2011 Steve Karlen
180 The Lord continues to call: 'You shall be My witnesses' April 28, 2011 Fr. Paul Ugo Arinze
181 Explaining in a factual way why abortion is wrong March 10, 2011 Olivia Knier
182 Catholic teaching and unions: Framing the debate February 24, 2011 Dr. Constance Nielsen, For the Catholic Herald
183 What The Rite got right February 24, 2011 Paul M. Matenaer
184 Food, eating, and Lent February 24, 2011 Tom Nelson
185 What The Rite got wrong February 17, 2011 Paul M. Matenaer
186 The rite behind The Rite February 10, 2011 Paul M. Matenaer, For the Catholic Herald
187 Attitude is everything as we age February 10, 2011 Lisa M. Petsche
188 A short life bookended by tragedy February 3, 2011 Christina Capecchi
189 Keeping close to Christ after Christmas January 20, 2011 Olivia Knier
190 Let us joyfully tell the story anew! January 13, 2011 Fr. Paul Ugo Arinze
191 Christian feminity: Living like Our Lady in modern times December 23, 2010 Olivia Knier
192 We are filled with hope December 9, 2010 Fr. Paul Ugo Arinze
193 Human experiments being held with potentially dangerous human embryonic stem cells December 7, 2010 Edith Breburda
194 Feed the physically and the spiritually poor November 18, 2010 William Yallaly
195 Thanksgiving and autumn harvest reflections November 18, 2010 Bishop William H. Bullock
196 Why does the Church continue to engage the secular media and is it worth it? November 11, 2010 Brent King
197 Loving the Church and your faith October 21, 2010 Olivia Knier
198 Aging in retirement: Should I get long-term care insurance? October 14, 2010 Kathryn Maas
199 Holy purity: Know more than a list of no's September 16, 2010 Olivia Knier
200 The sacred act of eating July 29, 2010 Tom Nelson
201 Using a financial GPS July 29, 2010 Kathryn Maas
202 Local men sponsor six seminarians at World Youth Day July 29, 2010 Brent King
203 Growing in grace: Our NFP journey July 22, 2010 Andy and Mary Fabian
204 Top 10 tips for new (and all other) priests July 15, 2010 Msgr. James R. Bartylla
205 News of great joy for the Diocese of Madison June 17, 2010 Fr. Paul Ugo Arinze
206 Unhappy birthday to the Pill June 3, 2010 Monica Simpson
207 Victory for life, but boycott of UW continues May 20, 2010 Virginia Zignego
208 Theology of the Body gives teens key to life May 12, 2010 Tiffany Topel
209 Pope encourges us to help our neighbors April 29, 2010 Fr. David Wanish
210 A Catholic physician's perspective on the health care debate March 25, 2010 Michael Robiolio
211 Humanae Vitae and true sexual freedom February 4, 2010 Christopher West
212 Accept all of Church teaching, not just some parts December 3, 2009 Peter Williamson
213 Communicating amid diocesan belt tightening October 8, 2009 Brent King
214 Damien of Molokai: a real hero October 8, 2009 Carl Sommer
215 Remembering pre-born babies who have died September 24, 2009 Katherine Snyder
216 Q&A on the diocesan seminarian program September 10, 2009 Msgr. James Bartylla
217 Take a retreat to plan for marriage August 27, 2009 Andy Galvin
218 Believe it all July 16, 2009 Deacon Greg Gehred, M.D.
219 Catholic vs. Catholic: Why are we fighting? Is it worth it? May 21, 2009 Brent King
220 How Paul's conversion is relevant today April 30, 2009 Fr. Brian Dulli
221 Paul discovered happiness in Jesus Christ April 23, 2009 Fr. Brian Dulli
222 St. Paul and the wisdom of the ages April 16, 2009 Fr. Brian Dulli
223 The 'rightful place' of science cannot be separated from moral and political decisions April 2, 2009 Gregory Krohm
224 Abortion program politically, financially motivated February 26, 2009 Barbara L. Lyons
225 Morality and the military February 5, 2009 Richard Bonomo
226 Conversion happens: One voice can make a difference January 29, 2009 Msgr. Kevin D. Holmes
227 Don't let abortions be performed at Madison surgery center January 29, 2009 Greg Wagner
228 Notes from the country -- Keeping a Christmas tradition December 17, 2008 Jim Wanke
229 What about civil rights today? November 13, 2008 John Meganck
230 Human lives are on the line October 23, 2008 Steven Karlen
231 Election is not an easy choice October 23, 2008 Randy Henderson
232 Charitable gifting opportunities for 2008 October 15, 2008 Daun Maier
233 Harvesting the concerns of Catholic farmers October 15, 2008 Tom Nelson
 

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