John Roach Priest Collar

Dark and up close photo of a man wearing a Priest Collar

It’s not often someone would include Madison’s St. Maria Goretti Parish and the Supreme Court of the United States in the same sentence but, sure enough, there is cause for it with the recent reversal of Roe v. Wade.

Religion in politics hits home as I am the product of 12 years of Catholic education at Madison’s Blessed Sacrament Catholic School and Edgewood High. The religion of my youth is news because the U.S. Supreme Court is now two-thirds Roman Catholic. This is unprecedented in American history.