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Support our immigrant brothers and sisters Print E-mail
Editorial
Thursday, Dec. 08, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

“For I was hungry and you gave me food. I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me” (Mt 25:35).

All of us (except Native Americans) who live in the United States are descended from immigrants.

My own ancestors came from Ireland, Germany, and Belgium seeking a better life in this country for themselves and their families. Most of them were Catholic, so they also wanted a place where they could worship freely.

Immigrants have continued to come to the United States. Many are welcomed by the Statue of Liberty in New York City’s harbor with words inscribed on the statue’s pedestal that say: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”

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Homeless in Wisconsin: good news and bad news Print E-mail
Editorial
Thursday, Dec. 01, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

Which would you rather hear first, the good news or the bad news?

When it comes to homelessness in Wisconsin, let’s talk about the good news first.

Wisconsin statistics

According to the latest report from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the number of homeless people in Wisconsin has decreased. In one category — homeless and unsheltered veterans — Wisconsin has one of the lowest rates in the country at 3.6 percent.

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Future for persons with disabilities looks brighter Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Dec. 01, 2016 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

It was with great pleasure I read the front page article about the name change of the Apostolate for Persons with Disabilities! The future for persons with disabilities in our diocese looks much brighter.

The added staff can only lead to greater results as the Apostolate works to ensure the full inclusion in parish life for ALL Catholics.

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