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September 4, 2003 Edition   •   Volume 133, No. 32   •   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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Award of Distinction, The Communicator Awards 2002 Print Media competition.

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In a Nutshell

The Sept. 4 Faith Alive! topics include:

• A constant theme of church social teaching is its concern for the human dignity of all people.

• Church social teaching encourages faith-guided reflection and faith-inspired action in the realms of politics, economics, society, and culture.

• Catholic social teaching takes as its starting point the church's existence in the world. While in this world, church members have a responsibility to improve it.

Faith Alive! can be found on the Spirituality page.

Catholic Herald offers
new series on its Web site

Three years into the new millennium, Catholics find themselves vigorously challenged to reflect on their faith. To help Catholics reflect on how their faith intersects in their own lives, the Catholic Herald is offering a new educational series on its Web site.

Called Faith Alive!, the series is published 45 weeks a year by Catholic News Service at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. It includes four articles, discussion points, and responses from readers. We will print a summary of topics covered each week on this page (see "In a Nutshell" at left).

This fall Faith Alive! will focus on Catholic social teaching. It should be of special interest for adult discussion groups in parishes, schools, individual readers at home, and families.

Check out Faith Alive!

Bishop Robert C. Morlino, center, presides recently at a Mass for the 150th anniversary of St. Henry Parish, Watertown. (Catholic Herald photo by Abigail Henderson)

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News & Features:

Pope's silver jubilee:
Celebrations planned in October

Pope travels to Slovakia:
Will visit 'front lines' in battle
for future Europe

Pope Pius XII: Evidence shows
he strongly opposed Nazis


• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Doctrine hierarchy: An explanation

• Your Family
by Monica and Bill Dodds --
Starting school:
Welcoming new students

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II --
Pope John Paul I:
A man of spirituality

• Word to Life: Readings for the 23rd Sunday in Ordinary Time

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St. Henry Parish, Watertown:
Celebrates 150 years

WATERTOWN -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino presided at the eucharistic celebration of the 150th anniversary of St. Henry Parish on Sunday, Aug. 17.

Pastor Fr. Bernard Rott concelebrated along with 17 other diocesan priests who had played a role in the long history of this parish. Also in attendance were numerous School Sisters of Notre Dame who were highly praised for keeping the spirit of the parish alive and nurturing the faith of the people of Watertown.

Barb Beier, minister of music, directed the same choir that performed an entire sacred concert on Friday night. Once again they raised their magnificent voices in a pre-Mass concert as well as leading the congregation in joyous hymns and responses. At communion they sang "Panis Angelicus" in Latin, reminiscent of the old church still remembered fondly by its senior citizens.   Full story ...

Theology-On-Tap: For young adults

MADISON -- Theology-On-Tap is a speaker series geared toward those in their 20s and 30s. The four-week series offers young adults the opportunity to learn more about their faith through dynamic speakers and the chance to discuss faith topics with other young adults.

Theology-On-Tap will be held at two locations this fall: 7 p.m. every Tuesday evening beginning Sept. 16 at St. Augustine Parish, 135 S. Hickory St., Platteville; and 7:30 p.m. every Thursday evening beginning Sept. 18 at St. Raphael Cathedral, 222 W. Main St., Madison.   Full story ...

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