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The Catholic Herald: Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Madison

November 8, 2001 Edition   •   Volume 131, No. 41   •   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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Knowledge of Islam:

It took tragedy to open our eyes, says priest
By Julianne Nornberg

MADISON -- Fr. Benjamin Russell's lecture on Islam gave attendees something to think about at Blessed Sacrament School here on Oct. 30.

Sponsored by the parish Adult Formation Committee, the first of six Islamic lectures, "The Islamic Faith, part 1" covered fundamental beliefs of Islam.

Ever since Sept. 11, "it's easy to let fear close our minds and hearts, but it's knowledge that can help keep them open," said Elizabeth First, chair of the Adult Formation Committee.
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photo of Madison seminarians at Life Directions Weekend

Discussing their vocation path at the recent Life Directions Weekend are Madison seminarians, from left: Kurt Hermsen, Diego O. Cuevas, Eric G. Sternberg, and Michael R. Radowicz. (Patrick Scullion photo)

Life Directions:

Participants challenged to 'drift
or make a decision'
By Mary C. Uhler

MADISON -- It is so easy in society to drift along, like a person in a canoe moving about as the wind or current takes him or her.

"Too often the world lulls us to sleep so that we don't make decisions. But as followers of Christ, it is expected that we make a decision, not drift."

That was the advice Bishop William H. Bullock of Madison gave to participants in the Life Directions Weekend held Oct. 27-28 at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center in Madison.   Full Story ...

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News & Features:

Profile from the pew: Richard Rogers, a parishioner at St. Mary Parish, Fennimore

Umbilical cord blood: Good source of stem cells but involves ethical issues

Islamic faith: Basic guide
to its elements

Healthy Catholic families: Bishop says God should be central


• Looking Around
by Fr. William J. Byron --
America's veterans: Should be given more thanks

• The Human Side
by Fr. Eugene Hemrick --
Our times: Finding hope
among fear

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Heaven: Not a physical place,
but a state of being with God

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II --
Behind the scenes: God guides human history

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