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Fatherhood is an important vocation Print
Editorial
Written by Mary C. Uhler   
Thursday, Jun. 13, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

Fathers play such an important role in the lives of their children.

My own father died when I was only 16 years old, but he had a profound impact on my life.

Thomas Joseph McDonald (better known as Mac) was married later in life. He actually stayed with his own father until his death.

I’m sure my father received many of his values from my grandparents and great-grandparents, who are buried in the cemetery at Holy Rosary Parish in Darlington.

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How Church views the use of cremation Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jun. 13, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

“The Church earnestly recommends that the pious custom of burying the bodies of the deceased be observed; nevertheless, the Church does not prohibit cremation unless it was chosen for reasons”contrary to Christian doctrine" (canon 1176.3).

While the Church continues to hold a preference for corporeal burial, cremation has become part of Catholic practice in the United States and the around the world.

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Keep family-based immigration system Print
Editorial
Written by Mary C. Uhler   
Thursday, May. 30, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

When my ancestors settled in Wisconsin from Ireland, Germany, and Belgium, many of them came to this state because other family members had arrived previously.

Today, this would be called family-based immigration. Some of the reasons why my relatives came to the U.S. were the same as they are today.

They were seeking freedom of religion, since most of them were of the Catholic faith. They left their home countries, where they may have had low wages and poor living conditions. They hoped to create a better life for themselves and their families. Some came to escape war and conflicts in their countries.

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