MADISON -- Christ wants to use each of us, Bishop William H. Bullock, bishop emeritus, said in his homily Oct. 3 at St. Raphael Cathedral.
He presided at a Mass marking the close of a weeklong celebration of the 150th anniversary of the blessing and laying of the cornerstone of the cathedral. Msgr. Paul J. Swain, cathedral rector, concelebrated.
The weeklong celebration included Mass, Vespers, historical exhibits, concerts by the St. Raphael Cathedral Choir and the Chamber Choir of the Academy of Music Franz Liszt from Germany, and the semi-annual Rosary March.
"I'm delighted to be here and present in spirit is Bishop Morlino" who is recovering after heart surgery, said Bishop Bullock.
Reflect God's love
In his homily, Bishop Bullock asked, "What is the message Jesus wants you to receive in this, the 150th anniversary of the cathedral?"
He noted the thousands of people who have been baptized, made their First Communion, went to school, and were confirmed at the cathedral, as well as all the priests who were ordained at the cathedral. Full story ...
Rachel's Vineyard: Offering help
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Eventually she was led to Rachel's Vineyard, a weekend retreat offering healing after abortion. She attended such a retreat in Madison in the spring of 2004. That is where her healing process began.
"I cannot take back what happened so many years ago, but Rachel's Vineyard has given me coping skills to go on with my life and move forward," said Susan.
Susan is not alone.
According to Leslie Graves, a retreat facilitator for Rachel's Vineyard, 43 percent of American women have had one or more abortions by the time they reach age 45.
"This is an experience that has had a painful impact on many," she said. Graves herself is among those statistics. Full story ...
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