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November 29, 2001 Edition   •   Volume 131, No. 44   •   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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Bishop William H. Bullock lays his hands on David Wanish. (Patrick Scullion photo)

New deacons:

Three ordained for diocese in Madison, Rome
By Mary C. Uhler

MADISON -- Three new transitional deacons have been ordained for the Diocese of Madison.

Tait Cameron Schroeder was ordained Oct. 4 at the Vatican (see related article, "Schroeder ordained in Rome"). Michael Eugene Moon and David Alan Wanish were ordained Nov. 16 in the Bishop O'Donnell Holy Name Memorial Chapel in the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center in Madison by Bishop William H. Bullock of Madison.

All three deacons are expected to be ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Madison on May 24, 2002 at St. Raphael Cathedral in Madison.   Full Story ...


'Rigorous discussion' led to approving research
Next in a series of articles reporting on the conference, "Stem Cell Research: New Frontiers in Science & Ethics," held Oct. 17-20 in Milwaukee sponsored by the Wisconsin Catholic Conference, Marquette University, and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

By Mary C. Uhler

MILWAUKEE -- The University of Wisconsin-Madison has been involved in a "very rigorous discussion" of the issues involved in embryonic stem cell research, reported Dr. Norman Fost at a recent conference in Milwaukee.

Fost is professor of pediatrics and the history of medicine and director of the UW program in bioethics. He has chaired the UW Health Sciences Human Subjects Committee for 23 years and chairs the university's Bioethics Advisory Committee (BAC).

Serious reflection

Fost recalled that discussions began as early as 1994 when UW Professor James Thomson anticipated the likelihood of doing research with human embryonic stem cells. "There was very serious reflection before anything was done," stressed Fost.   Full Story ...

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News & Features:

Family Advent Day:
At St. Raphael Cathedral, Madison

Synod for Oceania document:
Pope calls for missionary activity

Human cloning experiment:
Condemned by clergy, politicians

Fifteen years later:
Pope invites leaders to pray again for world peace


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• Question Corner
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• The Pope Speaks
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