Posts filed under Msgr Kevin Holmes

Corpus Christi procession with Bishop Morlino

“Found Christianity”

On the health care act, the bus nuns, and the wisdom of subsidiarity

Yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act surprised me–and upset me a good deal. The bishops immediately called (again) for Congress to fix the problems with the law that infringe our religious liberty, though making clear they had never joined in “efforts to repeal the law in its entirety”. But neither did they… (read more)

Nuns on the Bus visit Sinsinawa and Janesville

Recently the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a long awaited doctrinal assessment of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious, an official Church organization consisting of the leaders of most (but not all) of the communities of active religious sisters in the United States. One point of concern was the association of the… (read more)

Corpus Christi Procession: Jesus at the Capitol

Photographs can’t capture how moving and beautiful  this procession was, nor can I describe it all. These capitol steps have been an embattled place for many months, as the “Recall” demonstrations have centered right there. In his sermon after the Blessed Sacrament was enthroned on the altar at the top of the steps, Monsignor Holmes… (read more)

Madison’s June 8th Stand Up For Religious Freedom Rally!

Our Stand Up For Religious Freedom Rally was  a great success, with stirring speakers and head count of 300 attendees! I believe and hope that everyone who attended was encouraged and formed by the experience–one of the organizers said afterward “I see the event as an opportunity to inspire/train the spiritual warriors attending”. Rally Captain… (read more)

Twelve Things Everyone Should Know About the “Contraceptive Mandate”

This very helpful summary of things to know is lifted directly from the USCCB, and was written by their Secretariat for Pro Life Activities. On February 15, 2012 the Obama Administration published a final rule mandating contraception and sterilization coverage in almost all private health plans nationwide, with an extremely narrow “exemption” for some religious… (read more)

Again, a vicious anti-Catholic ad from Madison’s Freedom From Religion Foundation

[Here’s a note that can introduce this well. A friend wrote to me: “I’ve seen that and it’s not even worth validating it by giving it attention. It’s just ridiculous.” I said: You’re right, but I think people should know just what kind of organization this is since it is right here. They do all… (read more)

Bishop Morlino EWTN Interview

On Saturday Bishop Morlino was on EWTN’s The World Over, responding to questions about the parish in Platteville, Congressman Paul Ryan, what he as a former Jesuit thinks of Jesuit Georgetown U inviting HHS Secretary and dissenting Catholic Kathleen Sebelius as a graduation speaker, and whether the bishops’ statements on other issues water down the… (read more)

Initiative for a WI Religious Freedom Amendment

A group called Wisconsin Family Action is calling on legislators to “amend our state constitution to give religious freedom in Wisconsin the very best legal protection currently available.” There is a petition you can sign in support of this. Wisconsin’s Catholic bishops don’t yet have a position on this nascent initiative. Good news! Authors found… (read more)

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