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The Catholic Herald: Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Madison

September 26, 2002 Edition   •   Volume 132, No. 35   •   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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The Catholic Herald awards:

• Web edition: Award of Distinction, The Communicator Awards 2002 Print Media competition.

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

Bishop William H. Bullock
Celebrating 50 years as a priest,
nine years as Bishop of Madison

Bishop William H. Bullock will be celebrating 50 years as a priest and nine years as Bishop of Madison with a Mass and dinner on Sunday, Sept. 29, for invited guests.

A special supplement in this week's print edition of The Catholic Herald focuses on the bishop's priesthood and his years as bishop in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis; the Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa; and the Diocese of Madison.

Also see Editor Mary C. Uhler's reflections on Bishop Bullock on the Editorial Page.

Reflect the light of Christ:
Evangelization and parish mission

MADISON -- Learning about reflecting the light of Christ was what 238 people focused on when they attended the Diocese of Madison's Parish Leadership Day Sept. 12 at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center here.

The day began with a prayer service at which Bishop William H. Bullock presided.

"Fresh from yesterday's anniversary, we've learned two realities: our war toys work beautifully and that measure of violence has not brought us peace," said Bullock.

It is in this world we gather and strive to reflect the light of Christ, he said. "We've come to learn that our faith must be strong, clear, and articulated simply and directly. One of the things youth are good at is detecting sincerity. They know if we are sincere and active believers.

"The workshops today reflect the light of Christ in many different and beautiful ways," said the bishop.
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Faithful Citizenship

The Catholic Herald continues a seven-week voter education series to help interested voters assess election issues from a Catholic perspective.

This week:
Help for families
Questions for candidates
Other resources
"Speak Out!" writing contest

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Bishop William H. Bullock

Only in the print edition ...
News & Features:

Census: Catholics largest U.S. religious body

TV's new fall season programs: Networks hope to gain viewers

St. John Vianney Parish:
Celebrates renovation
of church, school

Parishes in diocese:
Help sister parish in Haiti


• Looking Around
by Fr. William J. Byron --
Nursing shortage:
What can be done about it?

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Questions: Selling religious items; service for unborn children

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II -- Psalm 95: Invitation to turn prayer into joyful song of adoration and praise

• The Bottom Line
by Antoinette Bosco -- Peace: How it may come to the world in 2010

• Your Family
by Monica and Bill Dodds --
Facing challenges: Of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

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