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Going pro: Former Catholic Herald intern is sideline face of Brewers, Bucks Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jul. 23, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

MILWAUKEE — If you've watched Milwaukee Brewers baseball or Milwaukee Bucks basketball broadcasts on Fox Sports Wisconsin the past couple of seasons, you've probably seen her.

Madison native Sophia Minnaert is the sideline reporter for the two teams.

A few years ago, she got her "start" as an intern at the Catholic Herald in Madison.

Minnaert's parents are well known in the Diocese of Madison. Her father, Al, is the head football coach and a religious studies and physical education teacher at Edgewood High School in Madison. Her mother, Sylvia, is the receptionist at Our Lady Queen of Peace School in Madison.

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Silver Rose visits Diocese of Madison Print E-mail
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Written by Michael Schultz and Brad Stiner, For the Catholic Herald   
Thursday, Jul. 23, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

MADISON -- On June 20, Knights of Columbus District 47 hosted a Silver Rose Prayer Service at St. Joseph Church.

In 1960, the Columbian Squires (the official youth organization of the Knights of Columbus) started a project to honor Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas, by running a silver rose from Montreal, Canada, to Monterrey, Mexico.

There are now six roses that crisscross the country and end up in different locations. The one exhibited at the Madison service will end up at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.

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Outdoor Mass in Vermont Print E-mail
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Thursday, Jul. 23, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

VERMONT -- The annual outdoor Mass at St. James, Vermont, will be held on Sunday, Aug. 2, at 12 noon.

A potluck dinner will follow at the village park in Blue Mounds.

The Mass will be held at the St. James cemetery site, located three miles north on Hwy. F from Blue Mounds.

In case of rain, the Mass will be held at Immaculate Conception Church, 100 Church St., Barneveld.

 
Diocese of Madison welcomes six new priests Print E-mail
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Written by Kevin Wondrash, Catholic Herald Staff   
Thursday, Jul. 16, 2015 -- 12:00 AM
ordination 2015
Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison asks the Promises of the Elect of Fr. Gabriel López-Betanzos at the Ordination Mass on Friday, June 26, at St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison. To view or purchase photos, go to www.madisoncatholicherald.smugmug.com (Catholic Herald photo/Brian Payne)

MADISON -- It was more than just the biggest night of their lives -- it was a special night for their families, the Diocese of Madison, and the Church as a whole.

No moment symbolically externalized the work of the Holy Spirit more than the thunderous applause for six men who had just presented themselves to Bishop Robert C. Morlino to be ordained to the priesthood.

The faces of soon-to-be Frs. Scott Emerson, Chahm Gahng, Christopher Gernetzke, Tafadzwa Kushamba, Gabriel López-Betanzos, and Cristóbal Padilla were filled with joy at the love and support around them and the humility of surrendering themselves to Christ and his Church.

St. Maria Goretti Church in Madison has seen many new priests ordained over the past several years, but there was something special about this night -- Friday, June 26, 2015 -- a night in which the Holy Spirit showed itself in full force.

In fact, the six priests were the most ordained in the diocese in 42 years.

The Mass begins

The six men processed in with Bishop Morlino, along with the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard Assembly 1200 Madison, Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, seminarians of the Diocese of Madison, priests of the diocese, and guest priests of those to be ordained.

Bishop Morlino welcomed everyone to the Mass, especially the families of the six men.

“We thank you from the bottom of our hearts,” he said, “for the beautiful gift that you offer to the world.”

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