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The Catholic Herald: Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Madison

August 29, 2002 Edition   •   Volume 132, No. 31   •   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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• Web edition: Award of Distinction, The Communicator Awards 2002 Print Media competition.

• Print edition: Award winner, Catholic Press Association 2002 awards competition.

Deacons: Bishop ordains three 'harvesters'

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Bishop William H. Bullock ordained three transitional deacons for the Diocese of Madison Aug. 23, from left: Diego Otoniel Cuevas, Brian Joseph Wilk, and James Matthew (Jay) Poster. (Patrick Scullion photo)

MADISON -- Bishop William H. Bullock ordained three men to the transitional diaconate for the Diocese of Madison during a joyful ordination Mass on Friday, Aug. 23, in the chapel at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center.

The three men - Diego Otoniel Cuevas, James Matthew (Jay) Poster, and Brien Joseph Wilk have one year of preparation remaining prior to their anticipated ordination to the priesthood in May of 2003.

Deacon Cuevas will continue his studies at Mundelein Seminary in Illinois and Deacons Poster and Wilk at Blessed Pope John XXIII National Seminary in Boston, Mass.   Full Story ...

Sale of Beloit
school building

MADISON -- The Diocese of Madison has sold the building which formerly housed Beloit Catholic High School to a Janesville developer, Bishop William H. Bullock announced Aug. 26.

Ken and Diane Hendricks officially bought the property Aug. 21 for $250,0000, said Greg Keller, the Diocese of Madison's director of finance. He said that since the school closed, $87,461 has been returned to the three Beloit parishes to use toward developing Catholic education.

Keller said the rest of the proceeds from the sale will be used to pay off the church unemployment pay program and maintenance costs over the last two years when the building was not occupied. The remainder of the proceeds will be used to reduce the school's debt.

Hendricks told the Beloit Daily News last month that he would be making an investment in the building to fix the roof and gym floor. Hendricks will retain ownership of the site but plans to open it up for various public uses.

"We hope to use the building for a variety of community groups," he told the Beloit paper and added that the site and grounds with its gym and large field for soccer and/or football would be ideal for youth purposes.

"We're going to poll the city and find out what the needs are. We're very community-oriented people and we want to help the community," he said.

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News & Features:

Labor Day:
Catholics asked to continue priest's legacy of worker support

Getting to know you: Linked Madison parishes join for picnic

Catholic Marriage: Special section for engaged couples


• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano --
Missile defense system:
Coming your way

• Looking Around
by Fr. William J. Byron --
Taking a look at Labor Day:
A fresh approach

• Parish Diary
by Fr. Peter Daly --
Moral question: Would it be a just war to attack Iraq?

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Questions: Appearances of the dead; God's forgiveness

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II --
Pope's pastoral visit to Poland:
Proclaimed that God is 'rich
in mercy'

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