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Brain injuries represent ‘silent epidemic’ in U.S. Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Mar. 27, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Of those individuals, 52,000 die, 275,000 are hospitalized, and 1.4 million are treated and released from an emergency department.

Despite the staggering numbers, brain injury is called the “silent epidemic” because public recognition and understanding remains extremely low. Consequently, the individuals who have sustained a brain injury are oftentimes misdiagnosed, misunderstood, and under-funded.

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Health care law helps those with pre-existing conditions Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Feb. 06, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

In response to the letter concerning “big government” and the Affordable Care Act in the December 26 issue of the Catholic Herald, I would like to express support for the new health care law.

For decades, we, as a country, have let the insurance companies deny health care to those with pre-existing conditions.

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Father Doyle’s advice on marriage outside Church ignores canonical issues Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

While I am occasionally disappointed with the responses that Fr. Ken Doyle provides in his advice column, the answer to the first question in the February 6 issue was so poor that it demands a response.

A man wrote to Father Doyle asking about the impending marriage of his 24 year old Catholic daughter who had joined a Protestant community a year ago and planned to marry outside the Catholic Church. In his response, Father Doyle not only muddles the teaching of the Church, but also is negligent in addressing the serious canonical issues present.

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Marking 150th anniversary of Venerable Father Mazzuchelli’s death Print E-mail
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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

During 2014 we celebrate the sesquicentennial commemoration of the Venerable Fr. Samuel Mazzuchelli’s death. On February 23, 1864, after a sick call near Benton, Father Mazzuchelli died as he lived — bringing Christ to others.

The sesquicentennial celebration will extend from February 23 to November 4 of this year. There will be pilgrimages, special Masses, and more. Additional information can be found by calling the Sinsinawa Dominican Archives 608-748-4411, emailing Sr. Betty Kugi at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by visiting www.sinsinawa.org

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