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April 29, 2004 Edition   •   Volume 134, No. 17   •   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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Journey together:
With strength, courage, handicapped are told

photo of Msgr. Tom Campion, Mary Jane Simdon (in wheelchair) and Scott Peters, right, bringing up Offertory gifts

Msgr. Tom Campion, director of the Apostolate, accompanies Mary Jane Simdon of Fort Atkinson (in wheelchair) and Scott Peters of Mount Prospect, Ill., right, in bringing up the Offertory gifts. (Catholic Herald photo by Bill Boyce)

MONROE -- We must journey together with strength and courage, Bishop William H. Bullock, bishop emeritus, told those in attendance at the Apostolate to the Handicapped Spring Day April 17.

People from throughout the Diocese of Madison and beyond gathered for the annual event that included Mass, a meal, and entertainment held at Monroe High School.

Journeying together

Reflecting on the theme for the day, "Journey with Strength and Courage," Bishop Bullock said in his homily that we will one day jump for joy in the Kingdom of God, "but first we must have strength and courage and stay the course for the journey. We are on this journey together. We must never lose heart."  Full story ...

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Special section: Vacation guide

Pope's theology of body: Popular topic for young adult groups

Mass norms: Must be followed
to ensure reverence


• Coming of Age
by Kase Johnstun --
Pay attention: Truly listen when people turn to you for help

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Questions: Significance of Ein Karem; communal penance

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II --
Psalm 27: House of the Lord
is place of refuge

• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano --
Slavery: Still alive in 21st century

• TV Eye by Mark Pattison --
Readers sound off: About TV

• Your Family
by Monica and Bill Dodds --
Birthday party ideas:
Keeping the costs under control

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From diocesan Office
of Worship

The following is from the Office of Worship of the Diocese of Madison:

The Holy See released a document April 23 entitled Redemptionis Sacramentum. The Office of Worship's Web site at has links to the complete text in both English and Spanish, an English-language summary of the document, and answers to 30 questions. All of these materials were prepared by the United States Bishops' Secretariat for the Liturgy.

The document was requested by the Holy Father in his encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia and was prepared for a specific purpose - to address "liturgical abuses." It covers a vast multitude of topics. In the Diocese of Madison, many of the items addressed have been covered as parishes implement the new General Instruction of the Roman Missal. In consultation with Bishop Robert C. Morlino, the Office of Worship will advise on particular topics in the near future. Therefore, parishes may wish to wait to make any liturgical changes based on this document until that time.

For more on the new Vatican document, see page 17 [print edition only].

Questions, answers:
On clergy sexual misconduct law

MADISON -- On April 19, Governor Jim Doyle signed into law Senate Bill 207, which governs sexual misconduct toward children by members of the clergy, including brothers, sisters, and nuns.

"We supported SB 207 since its introduction and we are pleased that it is now law," said John Huebscher, executive director of the Wisconsin Catholic Conference (WCC).

"The bishops are well aware that Catholics, the larger public, and the legislature expect them to continue their efforts to assure that the church will deal with child abuse in a way that is open, committed to justice, and compassionate to victim-survivors. Those expectations will be met.

"This law is one more step on a long journey to make society safer for children," he said. "It marks as well another step in our journey as Catholics to restore trust in how the church addresses issues of clergy misconduct. That journey will continue until the restoration is complete."   Full story ...

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