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June 12, 2003 Edition   •   Volume 133, No. 22   •   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: Catholic Press Association Best Web Site: Honorable Mention.

Award of Distinction, The Communicator Awards 2002 Print Media competition.

• Print edition: Award winner, Catholic Press Association 2003 awards competition.

Family of the Year:
Knights of Columbus honors Rogan family

photo of award recipients Jack and Ann Rogan with Richard Rebman, right

"Family of the Year" award recipients Jack and Ann Rogan are shown here with Knights of Columbus State Deputy Richard Rebman, right.

MADISON -- The family of John F. (Jack) Rogan, Col. U.S. Army (retired), and his wife, Ann, has been selected from the Diocese of Madison as the "Family of the Year" for the state of Wisconsin Knights of Columbus.

One family from each of the five dioceses of Wisconsin was selected as "Family of the Year." Out of those five families, the Rogan family was chosen as "Family of the Year" for the state.

As "Family of the Year" for the state, the Rogan family nomination will be considered at the national level. The winner at that level will be announced in August.

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Jack and Ann, married on July 16, 1950, have nine children ranging from ages 51 to 37 and nine grandchildren ranging from ages 18 to one.

Jack is a retired Army colonel who served on active duty for 25 years and is a veteran of WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. Ann is a stay-at-home mom.

When Jack retired from the military in 1970, he worked as Wisconsin state finance director until 1983.   Full story ...

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News & Features:

Priest appointments: Diocesan priests take new positions
in parishes, offices

Pope in Croatia:
Urges building on faith, family values

Partial-birth abortion ban:
Cardinal Bevilacqua praises House vote


• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano --
Understanding family farm's plight

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen -- Questions:
Viewing body after organ donation; why we pray

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II --
Tribute to Blessed Pope John XXIII: Offered sufferings for church

• Our Turn
by Therese J. Borchard --
Golden locks: On Father's Day

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Catholic Herald: Wins press awards at convention

ATLANTA, Ga. -- The Diocese of Madison Catholic Herald won four awards in the annual competition sponsored by the Catholic Press Association (CPA) of the United States and Canada.

The awards were announced at the annual CPA convention held in Atlanta May 28 to 30.

The Catholic Herald won the following awards:

Graphic designer Kara Lichtenberg won a first place award for best single black and white ad for Right to Life. Judges said, "We feel that this ad was given plenty of thought! The idea of using the American flag in the background with a baby in the front was very eye-catching. The words used were well chosen. This ad really makes you think about what is going on in the U.S.A. today."

Fr. John G. Stillmank received a second place award for best regular column dealing with Scripture. The column, "Word of God, Word of Life" appears each week in the Catholic Herald. Judges said the column has a "good eye for the little details."   Full story ...

Catholic Herald summer publication schedule

During the summer months, The Catholic Herald will continue to be published weekly except for three issues. The issues to be skipped include: June 5, July 10, and Aug. 14.

Individuals, parishes, and organizations should keep these dates in mind when sending information to be published. Some events should be publicized two weeks in advance.

Following are deadlines for the issues prior to the weeks skipped and the deadlines for those issues:

Issue Weeks covered Deadline Issue skipped
May 29 first two wks. of June May 21 June 5
July 3 first two wks. of July June 25 July 10
Aug. 7 first two wks. of Aug. July 30 Aug. 14

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