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

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