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Witnessing on behalf of those who have no voice Print E-mail
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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Every hour of the day and of the night in our Perpetual Adoration Chapel at St. Rose Convent in La Crosse, we pray to our “ever faithful God . . . to empower us to witness to the Gospel with courage.”

Since Ash Wednesday, 2014, persons have been praying and witnessing on the sidewalks by Mayo/ Franciscan Medical Center in La Crosse.

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We must have health care for all Americans Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Feb. 02, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

What will we Americans do to save 53,000 American lives every year? Twenty-seven million Americans could lose coverage in the first year of repeal of the Affordable Care Act, according to the Congressional Budget Office. This is in addition to the 26 million who did not have health insurance in 2015. A Harvard School of Public Health study finds that for every thousand people without health care, one dies each year.

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Repentant persons can reveal Lord’s mercy Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Have you ever noticed that among thousands of women saints who are virgins, and several great men saints who repented of fornication, there are no unambiguously historical canonized women saints who were neither virgins nor married, except, traditionally, Mary Magdalene?

One might confusedly wonder if Jesus is above all for virgins, not sinners, and if such women should pin their hopes on purgatory.

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Put people first, then environment Print E-mail
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Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

In writing about Pope Francis’ opinions of climate change, the writer in the December 15 issue of the Catholic Herald quoted the importance and opportunity of “stewardship of our earth in human solidarity.”

Not once in the article is there a reference to conserving LIFE. Other quotes in the article are also vague.  “Avert deterioration by human activity.” “Outstanding academic and research institutions make a vital contribution in the years ahead.” “Scientist work free of political, economic, or ideological interests.” They must “build a cultural model to confront the challenge of climate change.”

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