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1 Resurrection: salvation and commissioning May 28, 2020 Fr. Lawrence Oparaji
2 Unexpected homeschooling during COVID-19 April 2, 2020 Meg Matenaer, For the Catholic Herald
3 Staying connected in a time of ‘social distancing’ March 26, 2020 Sr. Constance Veit, LSP
4 Commitment to making a gift of self March 19, 2020 Fr. Gregory Ihm
5 Elders shape the future February 6, 2020 Sr. Constance Veit, LSP
6 Marching Bosco’s pillars around the state Capitol January 23, 2020 Fr. Richard Heilman
7 New year, new me: the right way January 16, 2020 Deacon Lawrence Oparaji
8 Christmas and the gift of encounter December 19, 2019 Deacon Lawrence Oparaji
9 Working in an imperfect world November 28, 2019 Fr. Joseph Baker, PhL, STL, Diocesan Ethicist
10 It’s lovely to be human November 21, 2019 Fr. John Catoir
11 AmeriCorps/VISTA makes difference for Catholic Charities November 7, 2019 R. Dietzman and K. Styler
12 Celibacy? What it means in today’s culture October 31, 2019 Fr. Gregory Ihm
13 Confirmation and taking ownership of our faith October 17, 2019 Deacon Lawrence Oparaji
14 God’s timing and the petitions of St. Monica September 5, 2019 Fr. Steve Grunow
15 Thoughts for high school grads going to college August 22, 2019 Deacon Lawrence Oparaji
16 Healed by the relics of saints August 8, 2019 Linda Schoenmann
17 Persons with Disabilities need Community and Connections July 25, 2019 Rachel Dietzman and Amy Lachuk
18 The Beacon staff makes impact locally and statewide June 27, 2019 Rachel Dietzman and Amy Lachuk
19 A new idea for a missalette: Sing a New Song June 13, 2019 Abbot Marcel Rooney, OSB
20 Seniors: Share life experiences with young May 23, 2019 Sr. Constance Veit, LSP, For the Catholic Herald
21 Communion is expression of God’s unchanging love April 25, 2019 Fr. John Catoir
22 How to boldly go forth and make disciples April 18, 2019 Brandon Vogt
23 Do we serve Jesus or do we use him? April 11, 2019 Fr. Steve Grunow
24 Priestly formation and dealing with scandal March 21, 2019 Fr. Gregory Ihm
25 St. Padre Pio: Fascinating and frightening March 7, 2019 Fr. Steve Grunow
26 St. Frances: Finding God through your family February 28, 2019 Brandon Vogt
27 Sanctity and scandal: One priest’s views February 21, 2019 Fr. Steve Grunow
28 ‘God is with us’ is mystery and truth December 6, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow
29 Farewell to materialism and determinism November 22, 2018 Brandon Vogt
30 Three twists and a turn for science and faith November 15, 2018 Brandon Vogt
31 Shocking plot twists of science and faith November 8, 2018 Brandon Vogt
32 Helping people encounter God’s Glory November 1, 2018 Fr. Gregory Ihm
33 All can work towards becoming champions of the Rosary October 25, 2018 Sue Barry
34 Halloween III: Jesus crushes the devil October 25, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow
35 Halloween II: A Catholic celebration October 18, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow
36 St. Mother Teresa and C.S. Lewis emphasize joy October 18, 2018 Fr. John Catoir
37 Halloween is a Catholic celebration October 11, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow
38 Offer up your suffering like St. John Vianney September 6, 2018 Brandon Vogt
39 God’s love and the glowing heart of mercy June 28, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow
40 Leading your child back to the Church May 31, 2018 Brandon Vogt
41 How St. Benedict reshaped the culture May 24, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow - Word on Fire
42 Allowing the Visitation to change us May 3, 2018 Brandon Vogt
43 Encountering Christ in the Holy Land April 12, 2018 Msgr. Kevin Holmes
44 Easter: the significance of Sunday morning April 9, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow - Word on Fire
45 Christ proves how much he loves us on Good Friday March 29, 2018 Fr. John Catoir
46 Giving Love during Lent March 15, 2018 Fr. John Catoir
47 Perpetua, Felicity, and the theo-drama March 1, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow
48 Wisconsin is becoming battle ready! February 22, 2018 Fr. Rick Heilman
49 Station to Station: An interview with Gary Jansen February 15, 2018 Brandon Vogt - Word on Fire
50 Scientists prove the existence of God February 15, 2018 Fr. John Catoir
51 For the love of God impels us February 8, 2018 Fr. Gregory Ihm
52 Let's encourage the elders in our Church February 1, 2018 Sr. Constance Veit, LSP
53 Make straight the path for Lent January 25, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow
54 The lessons within Christ’s Baptism January 18, 2018 Fr. Steve Grunow
55 Waiting for Jesus, waiting for justice: March for Life, Chicago, January 14, 2018 December 14, 2017 Susanna Herro
56 What the Immaculate Conception means December 7, 2017 Steve Grunow - Word on Fire
57 Dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica November 23, 2017 Fr. Steve Grunow
58 In Christ, we are baptized to become saints November 16, 2017 Fr. Steve Grunow
59 Chosen and called November 2, 2017 Fr. Greg Ihm
60 Our Lady of the Rosary and the Battle of Lepanto October 26, 2017 Fr. Steve Grunow
61 Be not afraid -- we're in this together October 26, 2017 Sr. Constance Veit
62 Why Our Lady of Sorrows? September 28, 2017 Fr. Steve Grunow
63 Catholic therapists incorporate ‘human’ touch August 24, 2017 William T. McKenna,
64 Preventing teen suicide both in community and home June 1, 2017 William T. McKenna
65 Religious Life reveals real possibilities for all lives May 4, 2017 Fr. Steve Grunow
66 Forgiveness — the heart of mercy April 13, 2017 Robert Enright and Msgr. John Hebl
67 From closed-in darkness into the open light April 13, 2017 Marilyn Uselman
68 The family as forgiving community: leaving legacy of love to future generations April 6, 2017 Robert Enright
69 Forgiveness education for children, adolescents March 30, 2017 Robert Enright
70 A Catholic approach to forgiveness March 23, 2017 Msgr. John Hebl
71 Helpful hints on forgiving others March 16, 2017 Msgr. John Hebl
72 Clearing up misconceptions about forgiving March 9, 2017 Robert Enright
73 ‘Your sins are forgiven you . . .’ March 2, 2017 Fr. John Hebl
74 Saving souls on the installment plan March 2, 2017 Deacon Jack Fernan
75 Pro-lifers rally to defund Planned Parenthood February 16, 2017 Gwen Finnegan
76 SEEK Conference: Join the adventure, find out what moves you February 2, 2017 Fr. Gregory Ihm
77 New Year’s resolutions can succeed January 26, 2017 William T. McKenna
78 Medical care for the ‘least of these’ January 26, 2017
79 A ‘Divine Mercy’ coffee shop in Madison? December 22, 2016 Mark Endres
80 Sharing God’s mercy this Christmas with grandparents December 15, 2016 Sr. Constance Veit, LSP
81 Dispelling fear in a season of hope December 8, 2016 Fr. Bart Timmerman
82 Addressing Amoris Laetitia November 24, 2016 Veronica Arntz
83 Three ordinary men with extraordinary priesthoods November 3, 2016 Fr. Gregory Ihm
84 Divorce, remarriage, and Communion October 20, 2016 Veronica Arntz
85 Consider party platforms when voting October 20, 2016 Jeff Davis and Greg Wagner
86 The Culture of Life begins in our hearts and our hands October 6, 2016 Sr. Constance Veit
87 How the family is a 'domestic church' September 29, 2016 Veronica Arntz
88 A ‘how-to’ for closing Planned Parenthood September 15, 2016 Fr. Richard Heilman
89 Reflections on the life, work, and canonization of St. Teresa September 15, 2016 Lindsay Becher
90 Answering the question: 'What is marriage?' August 4, 2016 Veronica Arntz
91 Keeping elders socially connected is a Work of Mercy July 28, 2016 Sr. Constance Veit
92 Jesus the Good Shepherd is the model for all priests June 30, 2016 Fr. David Carrano
93 Is gratitude an antidote to depression? May 26, 2016 William McKenna
94 Shocked out of complacency: Abortions only at Planned Parenthood May 19, 2016 Laura Karlen
95 In this month of mothers April 28, 2016 Sr. Constance Veit, LSP
96 Should we push our children to aim for perfection? April 7, 2016 Ask IPS
97 What’s POLST? Another medical decision tool . . . with big problems April 7, 2016 John Bohn, M.D.
98 The beauty of striving March 17, 2016 Pam Payne
99 Who will fill these shoes? March 3, 2016 Fr. Greg Ihm
100 Why we can’t ‘just sign the form’ February 4, 2016 Sr. Constance Veit
101 Theme nine: Mother, Teacher, Family — The Nature and Role of the Church February 4, 2016 Veronica Arntz, For the Catholic Herald
102 The harmony of belonging January 21, 2016 Morgan Smith
103 Reaching out to the homeless and those in need January 14, 2016 Ask IPS
104 Theme eight: A Home for the Wounded Heart December 31, 2015 Beth Ulaszek
105 Theme seven: Light in a Dark World November 26, 2015 Andy Galvin
106 Finding my dignity in self-giving love November 19, 2015 Morgan Smith
107 Helping a veteran: It's about having a home November 12, 2015 Monica Rose Quinones
108 The power of forgiving sins November 5, 2015 Fr. Gregory Ihm
109 Theme Six: All Love Bears Fruit October 29, 2015 Beth Ulaszek
110 Our Lady of Hope Clinic focuses on women's health October 29, 2015 Julie Jensen
111 Giving a child their own 'space' as they grow October 1, 2015 Ask IPS
112 Wisconsin KC's support bishops in taking action against sale, use of fetal body parts October 1, 2015 Ronald Faust
113 Theme five: Creating the Future September 24, 2015 Andy Galvin
114 Encountering Christ and radiating Him to others September 17, 2015 Morgan Smith
115 Healing from an abortion takes time September 3, 2015 Ask IPS
116 Theme four: Two Become One August 27, 2015 Veronica Arntz
117 Grandparenting is a great and happy vocation July 23, 2015 Sr. Constance Veit
118 St. John Paul II: patron saint of the family July 23, 2015 Veronica Arntz
119 Theme three: The meaning of Human Sexuality July 23, 2015 Beth Ulaszek
120 Supreme Court ignores principles in 'Declaration of Independence' July 23, 2015 Patrick Hardyman
121 The awakening July 16, 2015 Morgan Smith
122 Separation and divorce affect children's emotional life July 2, 2015 Ask IPS
123 Theme two: The Mission of Love June 16, 2015 Veronica Arntz
124 Raising awareness of mental health issues May 28, 2015 Cathy Lins
125 2015 World Meeting of Families May 28, 2015 Andy Galvin
126 Reflections on the dignity of the human person May 7, 2015 Morgan Smith
127 Taking responsibility for sins April 9, 2015 Ask IPS
128 Baptism: Reforms of the Second Vatican Council March 26, 2015 Patrick Gorman
129 Baptism: Immerse yourself in mystery March 19, 2015 Patrick Gorman
130 Baptism: What really happens March 12, 2015 Patrick Gorman
131 Baptism: Renounce sin and proclaim Christ March 5, 2015 Patrick Gorman
132 Dealing with guilt and shame March 5, 2015 Ask IPS
133 Baptism: A new Exodus February 26, 2015 Patrick Gorman
134 Baptism: Claimed for Christ February 19, 2015 Patrick Gorman
135 This Lent, remember your Baptism February 12, 2015 Patrick Gorman
136 Meeting the goals of a New Year’s resolution February 5, 2015 Ask IPS
137 Awakening deeper faith during the Year of Consecrated Life February 5, 2015 Fr. Gregory Ihm
138 How to cope with the seasonal blues January 8, 2015 Ask IPS
139 It’s time for a new Holy League December 4, 2014 Fr. Rick Heilman, For the Catholic Herald
140 New column links the spiritual with the psychological December 4, 2014 Ask IPS
141 Cultivating 'spirituality of encounter' this Advent November 27, 2014 Sr. Constance Veit, For the Catholic Herald
142 Be prepared for medical decisions November 6, 2014 Peggy Hamill
143 Steps to take in discerning your call November 6, 2014 Fr. Gregory Ihm
144 A ‘miracle baby’ is born October 23, 2014 Janeen Otis
145 Fr. Joseph Kentenich: Founder of Schoenstatt Movement the Church's next saint? October 16, 2014 Ray McCool
146 Finding life in infertility July 24, 2014 Emily Seyfert
147 The Pascal Mystery: Death evolving into life April 24, 2014 Sr. Ruth Battaglia, CSA
148 Catholic Relief Services: Focus on Haiti April 3, 2014 Susanna Herro and Kathy Wall
149 Just a pinch of incense: refusing to compromise on religious principles March 27, 2014 Fr. Frank Pavone
150 Focusing on the plight of immigrants during Lent March 20, 2014 Fr. David Wanish, For the Catholic Herald
151 Father Mazzuchelli and the New Evangelization: frontier missionary priest’s memoirs provide inspiration for us today March 13, 2014 Elizabeth Durack
152 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
153 Our Lady of Guadalupe points us all to her Son December 19, 2013 Fr. David Joahannes
154 Many kinds of sacred places November 7, 2013 Paul M. Matenaer
155 How Catholics join together as a community of faith October 24, 2013 Paul M. Matenaer
156 Men train to become ‘medics of mercy’ October 17, 2013 Fr. Rick Heilman
157 National Day of Remembrance September 12, 2013 Fr. Frank Pavone
158 Encouraging a culture of vocations August 15, 2013 Fr. Gregory Ihm, For the Catholic Herald
159 Coming to a parish near you this summer! May 14, 2013 Fr. Paul Arinze, For the Catholic Herald
160 Naming the Gosnell babies — Connecting with the humanity of aborted babies May 13, 2013 Fr. Frank Pavone
161 A stewardship story April 25, 2013 Frank Zawlocki
162 Praying for the new pope and the world March 21, 2013 Gabi Lopez-Betanzos, For the Catholic Herald
163 Experiencing the Church without a leader March 12, 2013 Joe Baker, For the Catholic Herald
164 Seminarian reflects on the final days of Benedict XVI March 7, 2013 Scott Emerson, For the Catholic Herald
165 Pope Benedict leaves valuable witness February 28, 2013 Sr. Constance Carolyn Veit, LSP
166 News of great joy: three more seminarians January 10, 2013 Fr. Paul Arinze, For the Catholic Herald
167 Give the gift of service to an older person this Christmas December 13, 2012 Sr. Constance Carolyn Veit, LSP
168 Learning the truth about planned parenthood November 1, 2012 Jeanne Breunig
169 Why I hate bad church music October 18, 2012 Nico Fassino
170 The elections and my soul October 18, 2012 Dr. Marlen Junck
171 Church music: a flourishing garden that continues to grow October 18, 2012 Dr. Patrick Gorman
172 Who gets to decide when to let go of life? October 4, 2012 Sr. Constance Carolyn Veit, LSP
173 The vision will not disappoint September 20, 2012 Fr. Paul Ugo Arinze
174 The Almighty has done great things for us June 21, 2012 Fr. Paul Ugo Arinze
175 Listening to God's call: He wants us for himself April 26, 2012 Sr. Constance Carolyn Veit, LSP
176 Shaking the hand that feeds you April 19, 2012 Tom Nelson
177 I want to see Him suffer April 5, 2012 Anonymous Sufferer in Training
178 Sisters issue statement on Patient Protection, Affordable Care Act March 29, 2012 Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church
179 Observing Lent with Mary March 15, 2012 Fr. John Nellissery
180 Winning: Is it worth all cost? March 8, 2012 Matt Beiser
181 Lenten alms: A rice bowl for all February 23, 2012 Dr. Carolyn Y. Woo
182 President’s ‘compromise’ still infringes upon religious liberty February 23, 2012 Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr.
183 Consecrated women bring the love and mercy of God February 2, 2012 Sr. Constance Carolyn Veit, L.S.P.
184 How we eat is as important as what we eat December 29, 2011 Tom Nelson
185 On medical decision-making October 6, 2011 Peggy Hamill
186 The elderly are a blessing, not a burden October 6, 2011 Sr. Constance Carolyn Veit
187 Can lay ministers give blessings during Communion? September 22, 2011 Paul M. Matenaer
188 Reflections on 9/11 and life in NYC September 15, 2011 Sr. M. Marcia Vinje
189 Ten new seminarians point to Church's hopeful future September 15, 2011 Fr. Paul Ugo Arinze
190 What happened to freedom of religion? September 1, 2011 John Garvey
191 Closing rural post offices makes no sense August 25, 2011 Tom Nelson
192 Bringing Christ to the city July 7, 2011 Fr. John Sasse
193 What is the correct posture for receiving Communion? May 19, 2011 Paul M Matenaer, For the Catholic Herald
194 A numbing reality check: rising tide of chemical abortion May 19, 2011 Peggy Hamill
195 Growing closer to the Mother of God during May May 5, 2011 Olivia Knier
196 Treat miscarried babies with the dignity they deserve April 28, 2011 Steve Karlen
197 The Lord continues to call: 'You shall be My witnesses' April 28, 2011 Fr. Paul Ugo Arinze
198 Explaining in a factual way why abortion is wrong March 10, 2011 Olivia Knier
199 Catholic teaching and unions: Framing the debate February 24, 2011 Dr. Constance Nielsen, For the Catholic Herald
200 What The Rite got right February 24, 2011 Paul M. Matenaer
201 Food, eating, and Lent February 24, 2011 Tom Nelson
202 What The Rite got wrong February 17, 2011 Paul M. Matenaer
203 The rite behind The Rite February 10, 2011 Paul M. Matenaer, For the Catholic Herald
204 Attitude is everything as we age February 10, 2011 Lisa M. Petsche
205 A short life bookended by tragedy February 3, 2011 Christina Capecchi
206 Keeping close to Christ after Christmas January 20, 2011 Olivia Knier
207 Let us joyfully tell the story anew! January 13, 2011 Fr. Paul Ugo Arinze
208 Christian feminity: Living like Our Lady in modern times December 23, 2010 Olivia Knier
209 We are filled with hope December 9, 2010 Fr. Paul Ugo Arinze
210 Human experiments being held with potentially dangerous human embryonic stem cells December 7, 2010 Edith Breburda
211 Feed the physically and the spiritually poor November 18, 2010 William Yallaly
212 Thanksgiving and autumn harvest reflections November 18, 2010 Bishop William H. Bullock
213 Why does the Church continue to engage the secular media and is it worth it? November 11, 2010 Brent King
214 Loving the Church and your faith October 21, 2010 Olivia Knier
215 Aging in retirement: Should I get long-term care insurance? October 14, 2010 Kathryn Maas
216 Holy purity: Know more than a list of no's September 16, 2010 Olivia Knier
217 The sacred act of eating July 29, 2010 Tom Nelson
218 Using a financial GPS July 29, 2010 Kathryn Maas
219 Local men sponsor six seminarians at World Youth Day July 29, 2010 Brent King
220 Growing in grace: Our NFP journey July 22, 2010 Andy and Mary Fabian
221 Top 10 tips for new (and all other) priests July 15, 2010 Msgr. James R. Bartylla
222 News of great joy for the Diocese of Madison June 17, 2010 Fr. Paul Ugo Arinze
223 Unhappy birthday to the Pill June 3, 2010 Monica Simpson
224 Victory for life, but boycott of UW continues May 20, 2010 Virginia Zignego
225 Theology of the Body gives teens key to life May 12, 2010 Tiffany Topel
226 Pope encourges us to help our neighbors April 29, 2010 Fr. David Wanish
227 A Catholic physician's perspective on the health care debate March 25, 2010 Michael Robiolio
228 Humanae Vitae and true sexual freedom February 4, 2010 Christopher West
229 Accept all of Church teaching, not just some parts December 3, 2009 Peter Williamson
230 Communicating amid diocesan belt tightening October 8, 2009 Brent King
231 Damien of Molokai: a real hero October 8, 2009 Carl Sommer
232 Remembering pre-born babies who have died September 24, 2009 Katherine Snyder
233 Q&A on the diocesan seminarian program September 10, 2009 Msgr. James Bartylla
234 Take a retreat to plan for marriage August 27, 2009 Andy Galvin
235 Believe it all July 16, 2009 Deacon Greg Gehred, M.D.
236 Catholic vs. Catholic: Why are we fighting? Is it worth it? May 21, 2009 Brent King
237 How Paul's conversion is relevant today April 30, 2009 Fr. Brian Dulli
238 Paul discovered happiness in Jesus Christ April 23, 2009 Fr. Brian Dulli
239 St. Paul and the wisdom of the ages April 16, 2009 Fr. Brian Dulli
240 The 'rightful place' of science cannot be separated from moral and political decisions April 2, 2009 Gregory Krohm
241 Abortion program politically, financially motivated February 26, 2009 Barbara L. Lyons
242 Morality and the military February 5, 2009 Richard Bonomo
243 Conversion happens: One voice can make a difference January 29, 2009 Msgr. Kevin D. Holmes
244 Don't let abortions be performed at Madison surgery center January 29, 2009 Greg Wagner
245 Notes from the country -- Keeping a Christmas tradition December 17, 2008 Jim Wanke
246 What about civil rights today? November 13, 2008 John Meganck
247 Human lives are on the line October 23, 2008 Steven Karlen
248 Election is not an easy choice October 23, 2008 Randy Henderson
249 Charitable gifting opportunities for 2008 October 15, 2008 Daun Maier
250 Harvesting the concerns of Catholic farmers October 15, 2008 Tom Nelson
 

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