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Sisters’ cooperation with Vatican hopeful sign Print E-mail
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Thursday, Apr. 30, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

The statements in the recently released Final Report on the Doctrinal Assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) to the effect that Jesus Christ is central and Sisters should be implementing “an ecclesiology of communion” echo past documents on the Religious Life. Some may miss why this is significant in the new report — after all, isn’t that a given for Religious Sisters?

The painful ground-level reality has been that some Sisters and whole LCWR congregations have grown apart from the Church in heart and mind and come to feel estranged from what they call “the institutional Church.” More than a few have questioned whether they want to be part of it.

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Become an organ donor to save lives Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Apr. 16, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

The Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) was founded in 1986 when residents of Bloomington, Ind., rallied around a toddler who needed a life-saving liver transplant. In less than eight weeks, the community raised $100,000 to place the boy on the organ waiting list.

But the child died before an organ became available. Those community volunteers, along with his parents, turned tragedy into triumph by using the funds they raised to help other transplant families. That was the beginning of COTA.

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Faithful Christians bear crosses today Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Apr. 16, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

Good Friday service with the reading of the “Passion” and the “Veneration of the Cross” had a deeper meaning for me this year considering the events happening in our world today.

Approximately six weeks ago, 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians were beheaded by the Islamic State in Libya and a few days ago, Al-Shabab, another Islamic extremist group, murdered 148 university students and personnel in Kenya who professed to be Christian and not Muslim.

This follows a pattern that has been happening frequently throughout many parts of North Africa and the Middle East. In addition to the killings, these groups are destroying churches and priceless artifacts dating back to Biblical times.

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Pray the Rosary daily for world peace Print E-mail
Letters to the editor
Thursday, Apr. 02, 2015 -- 12:00 AM

To the editor:

The Holy Rosary is a beautiful prayer. The article published on March 5 in the Diocese of Madison Catholic Herald, “McFarland parish promotes love of the Rosary,” should be an incentive for all Catholics to say the Holy Rosary.

The Blessed Mother has encouraged us to pray the Holy Rosary and do penance for world peace. Most people could say a Rosary daily; even the busiest person could say at least a decade of the Rosary daily.

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