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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

At the end of September we will be starting a new Bible study series on the Acts of the Apostles, so I thought I would devote this weekend’s column to that book. Acts is the second volume of St. Luke’s two volume work, volume one being his gospel. Early Christian tradition identifies Luke as a Syrian, gentile Christian from Antioch….
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

Some 46 years ago, when I was in Army basic training at Fort Dix, NJ, I visited New York City for the first time. While walking near Times Square, I saw something I had never seen before, beggars and homeless people lining the sidewalk. In Madison, a city with a high standard of living, we seldom encounter outward signs of…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

Again this summer I had the privilege of participating in our annual Catholic Heart Work Camp Mission Trip. Thirty Four of our high school students and recent graduates made the trip. They were accompanied by Peg Miller, our D.R.E. and six additional adult leaders. All sacrificed ten days of their summer to be the hands and feet of Christ, serving…
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

I hope you had a great Independence Day. God bless our country on her 138th birthday! I want to begin this column by reporting on the results of the Annual Catholic Appeal of the Diocese of Madison. The overall campaign has reached its goal, with pledges standing at 102% or $3,074,064.  But, the best news is here at St. Peter’s….
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From the Desk of Msgr. Charles

This weekend we have the privilege of celebrating the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, our patronal feast. Apart from Jesus himself, the most prominent figure in the Gospels is Peter. Notably his character and behavior are similarly described by all four of the Evangelists, even though their Gospels differ greatly in tone and structure. Peter is portrayed as eager,…
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