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October 11, 2001 Edition   •   Volume 131, No. 37   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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The Catholic Herald is the official newspaper of the Diocese of Madison. Its purpose is to inform and educate people of the Diocese through communications that proclaim Gospel values, report the news, and comment on issues as they pertain to the mission of the Catholic Church, which is to bring all in Jesus Christ to the Father.
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One month after terrorist attacks on U.S.

International Day of Prayer on October 11
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Prince of Peace Crucifix located in front of the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center in Madison. (photo by Patrick Scullion)

Pope John Paul II said the Vatican will take part in an International Day of Prayer on Thursday, Oct. 11, one month after the terrorist attacks on the United States.

The Holy Father has also called upon Catholics to pray the Rosary during the month of October for world peace.

In his homily for Respect Life Sunday, Bishop William H. Bullock of Madison asked Catholics in the Diocese of Madison to pray and work for respect for all human life.

Bishop's response: Urges prayer

Bishop William H. Bullock on Sunday, Oct. 7, commented on news of the American air strikes on Afghanistan. Full Story ...

Prayer for Peace

Christ, O Prince of Peace,
you were lifted up for our sake,
that all might look upon you and be saved.

We offer you our lives and hearts
in the new millennium.

May it be a time of reconciliation between people,
and of peace restored among nations,
a time when swords are beaten into ploughshares
and the clash of arms gives way to the songs of peace.

Father, may we live always docile to the voice of the Spirit,
faithful to the way of Christ,
diligent in listening to your Word.


--From Pope John Paul II's Prayer for the Jubilee Year 2000

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News & Features:

Vatican, church leaders: React to U.S. bombing of Afghanistan

Synod of Bishops: Shared church governance emerges as theme

Respect life: Meaningful support for terminally ill

Retirement living: Section provides insights and resources


• The Pope Speaks by Pope John Paul II --
Recent trip to Asia: Spread a message of interreligious and ecumenical cooperation

• Washington Letter by Mark Pattison --
Security of food supply: Now under policy review after attacks

• Question Corner by Fr. John Dietzen --
'The Imitation of Christ': Beneficial influence on spirituality

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