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June 10, 2004 Edition   •   Volume 134, 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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• Print edition: Award winner, Catholic Press Association 2004 awards competition.

Catholic Herald: Wins awards

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The Diocese of Madison Catholic Herald won two 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 Washington, D.C., May 26 to 28.

The Catholic Herald won the following awards:

• Editor Mary C. Uhler won a first place award for best editorial on a local issue. The editorial entitled "No Death Penalty" was published in the July 31, 2003 issue. Judges said, "This well-organized and well-orchestrated argument is a good, hard-working, and effective editorial that reinforces the importance of reconciliation and forgiveness. It is clear, pointed, and the way the design utilizes bold type adds to its readability."

• The paper won a third place award for best regular special supplement for the "Vocations" supplement in the Jan. 16, 2003 issue. Judges said, "Vocation awareness is the theme, attractively presented with a strong page one photo and good content inside. Addresses how religious vocations affect every Catholic."

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Iowa City pastor:
Called a 'saint' for donating kidney

Holy Father: Asks Swiss youth
to make room for Christ

Memorial Day Masses:
Remembering those
who have died


• Guest Column
by Douglas W. Kmiec --
Catholic politicians:
Can't separate decisions from faith

• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano -- Children:
Some have no summer vacation

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen -- Baptism:
May be delayed if parents not practicing Catholic faith

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II -- Psalm 41:
Prayer of a sick and lonely man

• Your Family
by Monica and Bill Dodds --
Self-injury: Be aware of increasing problem among girls

• TV Eye by Mark Pattison --
Baby in the house:
Changes TV viewing habits

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Corpus Christi procession: To be held at Holy Redeemer Parish June 13

PERRY -- Holy Redeemer Parish's annual Corpus Christi procession will be held Sunday, June 13, as part of a special 2 p.m. Mass.

The Solemnity of The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (formerly known as Corpus Christi) is celebrated on the Sunday following Trinity Sunday. This day commemorates the Lord's institution of the Eucharist.

Displaying faith

The traditional procession on the Feast of Corpus Christi honors the Holy Eucharist. They were not prescribed in the early papal decrees, but have become a feature of this feast's celebration by the faithful, a practice borne out of European traditions. The decoration of the streets throughout a village and the hymns of praise led all to display their faith in Christ and to give honor openly to His name.

The elevated host, the Body of Christ, goes forth among the people who worship. Following the Mass, members of the parish carry the canopy, the Himmel, under which the Blessed Sacrament (in the ciborium) is carried by the parish priest. Children participate in the procession strewing flower petals along the pathway in adoration. The choir and adult parishioners march in procession singing hymns from one chapel to another.   Full story ...

Coverage of Ad Limina visit next week

The Catholic Herald will include coverage of Bishop Robert C. Morlino's Ad Limina visit and the pilgrimage of people from the Diocese of Madison in next week's issue (June 17).

Minimum wage: Catholic Conference supports increase

MADISON -- The Wisconsin Catholic Conference (WCC) has endorsed a proposed increase in the state minimum wage.

"We believe such an increase in the minimum wage is consistent with the tenets of Catholic social teaching on the dignity of workers, the stated principles driving welfare reform at both the state and federal levels, and the needs of low-income wage earners in our state," WCC Executive Director John Huebscher stated in written testimony submitted recently to the Department of Workforce Development.

The department is conducting hearings on a proposal from Governor Jim Doyle to boost Wisconsin's minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $5.70 per hour after Oct. 1, 2004 and to $6.50 per hour after Oct. 1, 2005.   Full story ...

Catholic Herald
summer publication schedule

During the summer months, The Catholic Herald will continue to be published weekly except for three issues. Remaining issues to be skipped are July 8 and Aug. 12. Following are deadlines for the issues prior to the weeks skipped:

Issue Weeks covered Deadline Issue skipped
July 1 first two weeks of July June 23 July 8
Aug. 5 first two weeks of Aug. July 28 Aug. 12

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