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Why do Catholic schools exist? Print E-mail
Our Catholic Schools

Next to the public schools, Catholic schools form the largest school system in America, enrolling over 1.8 million students in over 6,300 schools nationwide.

In the Diocese of Madison, 40 percent of our parishes sponsor a Catholic grade school. Catholic schools are an apostolate of the Church and have had a significant impact on our nation, our diocese, and our parishes, yet I often hear people wonder why we have Catholic schools. Why do Catholic schools exist?

Defeating pride by embracing humility Print E-mail
Everyday Faith

Everyday Faith column by Julianne Nornberg

In my not-so-distant past, four tired children hung on all sides of my overflowing shopping cart as the checkout line inched along.

After a taxing trip through the grocery store, during which my baby had tossed packaged meat out of the cart, their little whining voices were suddenly making my eye twitch.

I was losing my patience.

Our bishops: the question behind the question Print E-mail
Word on Fire

On the afternoon of June 14, a rather spirited, fascinating, and unexpected debate broke out on the floor of the USCCB spring meeting in Ft. Lauderdale. At issue was the possibility of reconsidering Faithful Citizenship, the 2007 statement of the U.S. bishops on the formation of conscience regarding matters political.