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The Catholic Herald focuses on families Print E-mail
Editorial
Written by Mary Uhler   
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

In September of this year, the World Meeting of Families will be held in Philadelphia. Pope Francis will be coming to join in this event, which calls people together from throughout the world to celebrate family life.

During February — which is observed as Catholic Press Month — the Catholic Herald has included information in each issue of the paper showing how the Catholic Herald focuses on families.

In each issue, we have talked about how our diocesan paper focuses on families. Included each week was a quote from Pope Francis’ Message for World Communications Day 2015, which also centers on families.

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Many blessings and challenges face the Church and world today Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Recently I helped out at Our Lady of Assumption Parish in Beloit. I spent over half of my active priesthood in Beloit. Thanks to God’s grace and good people, these were some of my best years of priesthood. Though I left Beloit 24 years ago, returning was like coming home! Yesterday seemed to become today.

My recent Beloit experience helped me see many blessings, but also many challenges that the Church, Catholics, and humanity face. Catholic Herald readers know what these challenges are. We must continue to support Church teaching, especially marriage and families, as Pope Francis urges.

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Children should be vaccinated Print E-mail
Editorial
Written by Mary Uhler   
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

We are hearing a lot in the news these days about the issue of vaccination of children, primarily because of a nationwide measles outbreak that began in a Disney park in California.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) report that the current outbreak has resulted in 121 cases of measles in 17 states and the District of Columbia, according to Catholic News Service.

Role of parents

The outbreak has raised concerns about parents who won’t immunize their children for a variety of reasons.

I agree that parents should make the final decision about their children’s health and well-being. There are some reasons why parents might not want their children to be vaccinated. However, parents may have  fears that are not based on scientific fact.

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