The Madison Catholic Diocese could be emailing priests so many other “general considerations” right about now. Memos should focus on:

  • Raising awareness and support for refugees who continue to be displaced throughout the world.
  • Reducing the appalling amount of gun violence in our country.
  • Drumming up funds for the Catholic Multicultural Center, which is a proven social service gem in our community.
  • Spreading the word about The Beacon, the highly anticipated day resource center for the homeless that just opened and is being run by Catholic Charities.
  • Talking openly about sexual oppression and assault, which affects women (and men) of all backgrounds.

This is the kind of controversy I relish: promoting the radical, compassionate -- and dare I say scandalous? -- lifestyle of Jesus himself.

Laura Bird, Madison

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