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Local Catholics have a long tradition of helping the poor and advocating for immigrants. Read more

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Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, a former Vatican ambassador to Washington, D.C., well known for promoting rightwing causes, is openly calling on Pope Francis to resign. Read more

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No funerals for LGBTQ Catholics in Madison? Read more


As National Coming Out Day (Sunday, Oct. 11) approaches, Paul Masterson reflects on the various repercussions of coming out or being outed. Read more

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This week, Pope Francis will visit the U.S. to the cheers of Catholics and non-Catholics alike and we’re looking forward to his speech before Congress on Thursday. Read more

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Pope Francis and President Barack Obama are addressing climate change in serious ways, yet Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker continues to deny that it’s a problem, according to members of the grassroots group Organizing for Action (OFA) on its da... Read more

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Pope Francis, living wage, minimum wage, David Bowen, Milwaukee County, Center on Wisconsin Strategy, COWS, UW-Milwaukee, fast food, service industry, health care, income inequality, Medicaid, BadgerCare, FoodShare, Earned Income Tax Credit... Read more

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Pope Francis is a pontiff who has constructively broken all the rules of popery—so far to widespread acclaim. He’s faulted the Catholic Church for its negative obsession Read more

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Nobody in Washington talks much about the poor in America these days, even though they are more and more with us in the economic aftermath of the Great Recession. Perhaps that is why Read more

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In recent years, an unholy alliance between conservative Catholic clerics and right-wing politicians has become so brazen many people may have forgotten there was once widespread fear of Read more

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