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We must respect and care for our common home Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

I enjoyed your recent articles by Carolyn Woo: “How can we respond to our planet’s crisis?” and “What does carbon pricing offer our planet?”

Dr. Woo, previously president of Catholic Relief Services, does a nice job of explaining complex climate-related issues. I would like to explain something I think is simple but does not seem to be commonly accepted in the way we live — God gave us a beautiful common home, and out of love for God and fellow humans, we should take care of it.

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Strive to make all schools welcoming to the disabled Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Sep. 05, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

I enjoyed reading your article on “A dozen reasons to choose Catholic schools”.  The list was spot on, except for number 12, “We provide a safe and welcoming environment for all.”

Many Catholic schools are unable to enroll children with disabilities. I find this very disconcerting, as our faith is all about welcoming and helping the least of us.

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Respect Life Team invites people to view movie Unplanned at Madison parish Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

As Catholics, we understand our Church has long been a voice for the voiceless — especially innocent unborn babies. Yet many view pro-life work as “too controversial” or simply uncomfortable.

I understand. Abortion should make us all uncomfortable because of what it does to women, babies, and all involved in the act, including those who work inside the abortion clinics.

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Speak up for public morality; teach virtues Print
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Jul. 25, 2019 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

We have in my neighborhood in Madison annually a kind of reenactment of the tornado of human bodies witnessed by Dante in the Inferno’s scene about sins against chastity: a nude swarm swirling around busy downtown on bicycles, eliciting a wave of stares, grins, whoops, glee, and photo taking by bystanders, as perhaps the demons enjoy seeing tormented souls, and certainly a vignette of post-sexual-revolution social sin.

Madison’s “World Naked Bike Ride” either opposes fossil fuels or celebrates the immunity of moral chaos to correction by authority. Not everyone experiences it as altogether benign: a local woman who had been sexually assaulted in early life recently told a journalist that “seeing dozens, often hundreds of naked bodies unexpectedly is a trigger for her.”

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