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November 1, 2001 Edition   •   Volume 131, No. 40   •   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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Catholic educators:

Bring hope at time of fear in America
By Julianne Nornberg

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John Carr (Patrick Scullion photo)

MADISON -- "At a time of fear, Catholic educators bring hope."

That was one of the messages of keynote speaker John Carr at the Diocese of Madison's Central Education Institute held Oct. 19 at the Alliant Energy Center here.

Catholic school teachers, principals, and those involved in religious education in the Diocese of Madison gathered for the event that was sponsored by the diocesan Office of Religious Education and Office of Catholic Schools.   Full Story ...

Stem cell conference:

Discusses complex issues facing society
By Mary C. Uhler

First in a series

MILWAUKEE -- "We aren't going to get all the answers, but some real progress can be made while we listen, learn, and ask questions."

That's how Fr. Robert A. Wild, a Jesuit priest who is president of Marquette University, introduced a recent conference on "Stem Cell Research: New Frontiers in Science & Ethics," held Oct. 17-20 in Milwaukee.

Unique group

The conference -- sponsored by the Wisconsin Catholic Conference, Marquette, and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee -- brought together a unique group of people to discuss many complex issues facing society today. Among those attending were most of the state's Catholic bishops (including Bishop William H. Bullock and Auxiliary Bishop George O. Wirz of Madison), scientists, ethicists, theologians, and university faculty members.

Papers were presented on a variety of topics. What was special about this conference was that most speakers stayed throughout the gathering to ask questions of each other and comment on issues raised.   Full Story ...

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Agroterrorism: Seen as bigger threat than anthrax


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• Washington Letter by Patricia Zapor --
Keep eyes on court: Immigrants, vouchers, death penalty cases on docket

• Question Corner by Fr. John Dietzen --
Mixed marriages: Issue of children's religious upbringing

• The Pope Speaks by Pope John Paul II --
Human sin and divine grace: Saving justice of God will purify us

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