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August 26, 2004 Edition   •   Volume 134, No. 31   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Two to be ordained transitional deacons

MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino will ordain Michael Radowicz and Eric Sternberg to the transitional diaconate during a Mass in the Bishop O'Donnell Holy Name Memorial Chapel at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center in Madison at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 27.

Both men will be entering their fifth and final year of theological studies at the University of St. Mary of the Lake Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Ill., this fall.   Full story ...

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News & Features:

Aid workers: Brace for Chad refugees; bishop calls for action

Catholic Marriage: Special section

Informational flyer: On stem cell research, human cloning


• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Candidates backing abortion:
Is voting for them a sin?

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II --
Pope greets visitors

• Guest column
by Douglas W. Kmiec --
Responsible freedom:
In time of war

• Parish Diary by Fr. Peter Daly --
Free medical care: If Costa Rica can do it, why can't United States?

• The Bottom Line
by Antoinette Bosco -- Respecting creation: As St. Francis did

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photo of Diocese of Madison seminarians with Fr. Jim Bartylla and Bishop Morlino

Seminarians studying for the Diocese of Madison - including five new seminarians - met Thursday, Aug. 19, at the Bishop's Residence in Madison for Mass and a dinner with Bishop Robert C. Morlino. They will soon be heading off to school. Pictured from left, kneeling: David Carrano and John Gordon III; standing: Lance Schneider, Patrick Wendler, Eric Sternberg, Brian Dulli, Mitch Knutson, Vocation Director Fr. Jim Bartylla, Ben Kessler, David Greenfield, Greg Ihm, and Bishop Morlino. Missing for the picture was seminarian Michael Radowicz. (Catholic Herald photo by Pam Payne)

Five new seminarians

As director of vocations for the Diocese of Madison, I'm very pleased to announce five new seminarians for the Diocese of Madison will begin their studies towards priesthood this fall. In conjunction with our six existing seminarians, we currently have 11 men studying for the priesthood at the college and major seminaries.

Our new men come from a variety of backgrounds. Two men, Patrick Wendler and David Greenfield, are "later vocations" with significant life experience. They will begin their seminary studies at Blessed John XXIII Seminary in Weston, Mass.

John Gordon, who has already taken a number of graduate theology courses, will be attending the Pontifical North American College in Rome. David Carrano, a recent graduate of UW-Madison in Spanish, will begin his pre-theology coursework at St. John Vianney Seminary at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn. Mitch Knutson will be starting his college coursework at the Emmaus House of Discernment connected with St. Mary University in Winona, Minn.   Full story ...

All Saints: Come marching in at new Retirement Center

MADISON -- As Charlie Mears and the Strollers played a lively rendition of "When the Saints Go Marching In," the ribbon was cut on All Saints Retirement Center on Wednesday, Aug. 18.

The facility houses 144 apartment homes for seniors. It is owned by Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Madison and is being developed, built, and managed by Horizon Development Group.

Residents pleased

The first residents moved into their brand new apartment homes the previous week. One of those residents is Lee Tvedten of Madison. Tvedten said it seemed providential to live there because he was born on All Saints Day.

Tvedten is very pleased with his new home. "I'm real happy. It's got everything you'd want. It's affiliated with Catholic Charities and the location is great - right next to the O'Connor Center."   Full story and photo ...

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