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Madison bishop prays for pro-abortion Catholic politicians

A second U.S. bishop last week publicly supported the Archbishop of San Francisco’s challenge to Catholic politicians who are pro-abortion. Read more

Bishop Donald J. Hying. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Madison.

Politics divides, but Christ unites: Madison bishop confronts Catholic 'acrimony'

The polarization of American politics means that Catholics must be a force for unity rather than “divisively tribal,” and clergy... Read more

'The rug was pulled from under us': Catholics fight Wisconsin county ban on in-person school

Twice a week for three months, the administration of St. Ambrose Academy in Wisconsin met with Dane County public health... Read more

Bishop Donald Hying of Madison. CNA file photo.

Madison Catholic bishop blasts county for last minute schools order

Bishop Donald Hying has expressed his "extraordinary disappointment" and a Dane County, Wis., order that all schools begin the year online-only.  Read more

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Madison changes church reopening rules after Catholic bishop threatens lawsuit

Houses of worship in Dane County, Wisconsin, will be permitted to operate at 25% capacity, it was announced Friday, after... Read more

Bishop Donald J. Hying. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Madison.

Madison Bishop Hying says he will 'stand on principle' in reopening lawsuit

The Bishop of Madison says a lawsuit against Dane County and the city of Madison may be needed to ensure... Read more

Bishop Donald J. Hying. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Madison diocese says it will sue over religious restrictions

Attorneys representing the Diocese of Madison sent a letter to Dane County and City of Madison officials on Wednesday, June... Read more

Cistercian nuns seek help to build new monastery in Wisconsin

Valley of Our Lady Monastery, a community of Cistercian nuns in Wisconsin, is raising funds for a new monastery complex... Read more

Bishop Donald J. Hying. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Bishop Donald J. Hying appointed to lead Madison diocese

Pope Francis Thursday appointed Donald J. Hying the next bishop of Madison following the death of Bishop Robert C. Morlino... Read more

Bishop Morlino: don't let funeral controversy overshadow Christ's love

For Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, misconceptions and negativity are dominating the reaction to his diocese’s private message to priests... Read more