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Remembering the past: It is important to celebrate and to learn from history Print E-mail
Editorial
Written by Mary Uhler   
Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

Several articles in this week’s Catholic Herald made me think about the importance of history and why we should pay attention to it.

Many people today take life one day at a time. They don’t want to look back at the past or even think about the future. The here-and-now is all that counts.

The 18th century Anglo-Irish statesman Edmund Burke said,  “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.” By learning about previous mistakes, we can try to avoid them.

However, I’m not sure I totally agree with Edmund Burke. Not all history is bad. There are many good things that happened in the past that are worth remembering and celebrating.

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Primaries usually reserved for members of parties Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

I object to the attitudes in your editorial of September 4. This was a primary election. That is, it was for the members of each party to decide who would represent their party in the general election in November.

As I do not belong to either party, it would be inappropriate for me to cast a ballot for either party. When there are other items on the ballot (e.g., school referendum), I vote in the primary elections.

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Thanks for articles on Schoenstatt Movement Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

To reporter Kevin Wondrash:

On behalf of the Madison Schoenstatt Family, I want to thank you for the wonderful article you wrote about the 100 anniversary of the Covenant of Love.

You did an excellent job of capturing the atmosphere of the jubilee celebration, Bishop Morlino’s presence with us that day, and briefly summarizing our movement.

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