Tag : Madison

Written on Mar, 23, 2021 by in | Leave a comment

The gunman who shot a fellow resident at a homeless shelter here in Madison is responsible for his own actions (see story linked below). But this doesn’t mean others don’t have some culpability as well. City and state officials also have some responsibility for the shooting as well. Why? By their response to this summer’s riots undermined the rule of …

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Written on Mar, 22, 2021 by in | Leave a comment

From former Madison mayor Dave Cieslewicz comes this: For too long we have told ourselves a narrative of our country that was too sanitized. We have not been willing enough to confront what’s still wrong with America. There is no question that slavery and Jim Crow are national stains that can’t be just wiped away. It’s good to be honest …

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Written on May, 14, 2020 by in | Leave a comment

While I remain hopeful that my parish’s religious liberty has not been infringed upon, retired UW law professor Ann Althouse raises suggest that I might be wrong.  Althouse writes that “No sooner was the state-wide order invalidated than my local government reinstated it — but not without changing the way ‘religious entities’ are treated.” She quotes the city/county directive that …

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Written on Oct, 07, 2019 by in | Leave a comment

I generally avoid partisan issues where the Church has definitively spoken. But as the pastor of a church on the Isthmus in Madison an area with a significant homeless population, I thought this editoral was a good warning for Mad City. San Francisco, …has been conducting a three-decade experiment in what happens when society stops enforcing bourgeois norms of behavior. …

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