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What makes Catholic education such a ‘gift’ Print E-mail
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Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Before Catholic Schools Week, we, the eighth graders, and the seventh graders were asked to reflect on what makes Catholic education such a “gift”.  We at St. John the Baptist Catholic School believe:

• Our school is like a family where everyone cares about each other.

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Remember the imprisoned Print E-mail
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Written by Mary C. Uhler   
Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019 -- 12:00 AM


When Jesus was dying on the cross, one of the thieves being executed with him named Dismas — often called the good thief — turned to Jesus for mercy and asked, “Jesus, remember me when you enter your kingdom” (Luke 23:42).

Jesus turned to him and said, “This day you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43).

Dismas Ministry

We have a national Catholic outreach among prisoners and those affected by crime named Dismas Ministry, which is headquartered in Milwaukee. Their logo represents the cross of Christ and the cross of the repentant criminal side of side.Dismas MinistryJesus turned to him and said, “This day you will be with me in paradise” (Luke 23:43). When Jesus was dying on the cross, one of the thieves being executed with him named Dismas — often called the good thief — turned to Jesus for mercy and asked, “Jesus, remember me when you enter your kingdom” (Luke 23:42).

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Why we need Catholic press more than ever Print E-mail
Editorial
Written by Mary C. Uhler   
Thursday, Feb. 07, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

It’s interesting to look back on the history of the United States and the role of the Catholic press. It turns out that many of the same issues facing our country today were also impacting society in the early days of our country.

The Catholic Press Association (CPA) of the United States & Canada discusses the history of the Catholic press on its website (www.catholicpress.org). It says, “As the United States was forming, nativism, or opposition to immigration, was strong. This lack of social standing placed pressure on immigrants and created a need to unite and educate, to bring news from home, and to fight for civil and religious rights in a new country. The immigrants accomplished this by forming societies and associations, and creating Catholic journals and newspapers.”

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