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November 28, 2002 Edition   •   Volume 132, 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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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.

New Catholic Multicultural Center:
Home to offices serving people of various cultures

photo of Bishop Bullock praying as he and others outstretch hands toward statue

During a blessing of the new Catholic Multicultural Center, Bishop William H. Bullock lifts up a statue of "One World" and invites staff and volunteers to outstretch their hands toward it as he prays. Pictured from left are: Bullock; Fr. Nicholas Okere, master of ceremonies for the bishop; Msgr. Paul J. Swain, vicar general; and Msgr. Daniel T. Ganshert, rector of St. Raphael Cathedral, Madison. (Catholic Herald photo by Julianne Nornberg)

MADISON -- The Diocese of Madison's new Catholic Multicultural Center opened its doors to the staffs of St. Martin House and Centro Guadalupano on Nov. 25.

The new 25,000-square-foot building at 1862 Beld St. replaces the old building that housed St. Martin House, which runs a meal program, and Centro Guadalupano, which offers services and resources to Hispanic people. The new center will be an outreach to the Asian community as well.

Special blessing

Bishop William H. Bullock was there to offer a blessing of the center and those who will use it.   Full Story ...

National award:
Won by SSM Health Care system

ST. LOUIS, Mo. -- SSM Health Care (SSMHC), a St. Louis-based not-for-profit health system of hospitals and other health-related entities, has become the first health care organization in the country to be named a Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (MBNQA) winner.

SSMHC was one of 17 health care institutions to apply for the MBNQA.

In Wisconsin, SSMHC sponsors St. Marys Hospital Medical Center and St. Marys Care Center in Madison and St. Clare Hospital and Health Services and St. Clare Meadows Care Center in Baraboo.

SSMHC of Wisconsin also manages Boscobel Area Health Care in Boscobel and is affiliated with Columbus Community Hospital in Columbus. SSMHC has limited affiliations with Upland Hills Health Center in Dodgeville and Stoughton Hospital in Stoughton.

The award, which is given by the U.S. Department of Commerce, is the top honor a U.S. company can receive for quality management and quality achievement. Each year, the Commerce Department selects up to three organizations in the categories of manufacturing, service, small business, education and health care for the award, which is traditionally presented by the President of the United States.   Full Story ...

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News & Features:

Holy Land violence increases: Peace groups caution against war

Relics of St. Thérèse of Lisieux:
Making peace pilgrimage to Iraq

Diocesan High School Rally: What are your talents? Watch 'em grow

Creating a marriage-friendly parish


• The Bottom Line
by Antoinette Bosco --
Thankfulness: When it doesn't come naturally

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Catholic beliefs: Does the Bible contain all doctrines?

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II -- Canticle:
Exalts all-powerful,
all-knowing God

• Spirituality for Today
by Fr. John Catoir --
Thanksgiving Day: Of gratitude
and grace

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