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October 24, 2002 Edition   •   Volume 132, No. 39   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Catholic Multicultural Center

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A formal opening of the new Catholic Multicultural Center on Beld St. in Madison will take place in December. (Julianne Nornberg photo)

MADISON -- The fund raising effort for the Catholic Multicultural Center has now reached a milestone of just over $2 million, reported Jay Conzemius, director of the Office of Stewardship and Development for the Diocese of Madison.

photo of Bishop Bullock with painting to be hung in Catholic Multicultural Center

Bishop William H. Bullock is shown here with a painting titled "Celebration" which shows people united hand in hand. It will be hung in the new Catholic Multicultural Center in Madison. (Patrick Scullion photo)

Contributing to this milestone was a recent $250,000 donation for the kitchen area from the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation in Madison. It was the largest individual gift so far during the 15-month fund raising campaign to reach a goal of $3.5 million.

Generous gift

The quarter-million-dollar gift is intended for the kitchen of the center, said Steven F. Skolaski, president of the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation.   Full Story ...

Center board will strengthen outreach, service, personal witness of our diocese

The Church of the twenty-first century will be, as it has always been a Church of many cultures, languages and traditions, yet simultaneously one, as God is one - Father, Son and Holy Spirit - unity in Diversity (USCCB, Welcoming the Stranger Among Us: Unity in Diversity).

The new concept of our Catholic Multicultural Center is born out of the needs of the day. Many decades ago St. Martin House was designed to care for the African-Americans and Centro Guadalupano for Latinos. Emerging quickly are Asian populations. For example, recent census statistics show that statewide Asians number two percent of the total population and Hispanics four percent (of a total state population of nearly five million), while African-Americans comprise six percent and whites 89 percent. In Dane County, Asians, Hispanics, and African-Americans are about equal at three to four percent each.

We are building on the good record and provisions made by pioneers of years ago. We now need new pioneers to develop the multicultural concept prevalent today.

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Iraq: Leaders speak out
against war


• Coming of Age
by Amy Welborn --
Making enemies:
Not what God wants

• Parish Diary by Fr. Peter Daly --
A justified fear of guns:
We need sensible gun control

• The Human Side
by Fr. Eugene Hemrick --
A city besieged:
The new look of fear

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen -- Halloween:
Tradition closely connected to feast of All Saints

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II -- Rosary:
Pope proposes five additional mysteries to include Christ's
public ministry

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