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April 4, 2002 Edition   •   Volume 132, No. 13   •   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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photo of Bishop Bullock incensing altar

CHRISM MASS -- Bishop William H. Bullock incenses the altar at the annual Chrism Mass celebrated March 26 during Holy Week at St. Raphael Cathedral in Madison. (Patrick Scullion photo)

Chrism Mass:

Standing ovation given to priests
of diocese

MADISON -- It isn't often that cheers, whistles, and applause fill a church. We normally hear that kind of noise in sports arenas.

But that wasn't the case during the Chrism Mass celebrated March 26 at St. Raphael Cathedral. Hearty applause mixed with cheers and whistles filled the cathedral when Bishop William H. Bullock asked the congregation to show their appreciation for priests of the diocese.

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Two Nigerian priests:

Arrive to serve in Madison

MADISON -- Two more Nigerian priests have arrived to serve in the Diocese of Madison as part of the ongoing relationship between the diocese and the the Archdiocese of Owerri, Nigeria.

The new arrivals are Fr. Peter Claver U. Anorue and Fr. Francis Xavier Ekwugha. They will minister in the Diocese of Madison for three years, joining five other Nigerian priests currently serving here.

"These priests are here to assist us, and we them, in a Solidarity Program with the Archdiocese of Owerri in Nigeria and in a special way their Archbishop, Anthony Obinna," commented Bishop William H. Bullock of Madison.

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