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Habemus Episcopum! Reflections From the Death of Bishop Morlino

(Photo Credit: Diocese of Madison.) By: Russell Yount Today was a much-anticipated day in the Diocese of Madison.  Early this morning, we received the news that the Most Reverend Donald J. Hying had been named the new Bishop of Madison. For a number of years, I had anticipated working for the Church in a professional capacity.  Last summer, wh...

06 05 2019

Are You Scandalized?

First there were resignations by the Chilean bishops. Then there was Cardinal McCarrick and the revelation of the Pennsylvania grand jury report. And now we have allegations by Archbishop Vigano about Pope Francis. God’s People have been abused. We feel betrayed. The Body of Christ is hurting. Catholics are asking themselves many questions. Ho...

10 09 2018

Make Bishops Fathers Again

By now there is likely not a man unaware of the news about the sins and cover-ups committed by the clergy and, perhaps more startlingly, the episcopate.  And, we’ve learned that this scandal not only reaches the top of the hierarchy of the Church, but the root might even be up there. And let's not just call this news “sad” or “scandaliz...

09 25 2018

Novena for the Abuse Crisis

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Father in Heaven, have mercy on us and on the whole world. Holy Spirit, comfort us, give us clarity, and bring light to this darkness and evil. St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the Devil. May God re...

08 23 2018

Fraternal Discord Amongst Bishops and Clergy Hurts Evangelization

In the ecclesial tumult of the last 5 decades or so, Rome has been a firm touchstone for truth. Through the Papacies of St. John Paul II and Benedict XVI, there was a keen desire to bring clarity to confusion, and in official pronouncements Rome brought unity by clarifying confusion.  But today, instead of being the final word of clarity that ends...

03 09 2018

Dear Father, Your Children Need the Truth about Sex

When I decided to become a Catholic I nervously approached a priest as he was coming out of the parish office.  I didn’t know any Catholics, but wanting in I thought I’d go to the father of the house.  He told me that since Vatican II it was not necessary for me to convert.  I didn’t know what Vatican II was, but when I went and read the d...

08 01 2017

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