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Fr. Charles Robert Dutchoff dies
HAZEL GREEN -- Fr. Charles Robert Dutchoff, a priest of the diocese of Madison, died on Sunday, Nov. 28, at Heritage Manor in Dubuque, Iowa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2, at St. Francis de Sales Church here with Bishop Robert C. Morlino presiding. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. to time of services.
Father Dutchoff was born on Jan. 14, 1927, in Hazel Green to John and Myrtle Riek Dutchoff. He attended grade school and high school in Hazel Green. He completed his college studies at Loras College in Dubuque and studied theology at St. John Seminary, Collegeville, Minn. He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop William P. O'Connor on May 26, 1956 at St. Raphael Cathedral, Madison.
Father Dutchoff served as parochial vicar at St. Jude Parish, Beloit; St. Charles Borromeo Parish, Cassville; St. Mary Parish, Mineral Point; St. Patrick Parish, Janesville; and as chaplain at St. Joseph Hospital, Dodgeville.
He served as pastor at St. Patrick Parish, Hollandale, with St. Michael Parish, Yellowstone; St. Mary Parish, Milton; and St. Mary Parish, Palmyra. He was also a member of the faculty at St. Pius X Institute and since, had been on medical leave.
Father Dutchoff is survived by one sister, Pauline Zigler of Hanover, Ill., and many nieces and nephews.
DEPERE -- Fr. Bernard Brunette, a Norbertine priest who served as pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Madison for 21 years, died on Friday, Nov. 26.
A Mass of Christian Burial will he held at St. Norbert Abbey Church in DePere on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. Visitation will be at the Abbey Church on Monday, Nov. 29, from 7:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. and on Tuesday, Nov. 30, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.
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'Cast Out to the Deep'
'Jesus is urging us to pursue perfection
and heroic virtue'
MADISON -- Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan of Milwaukee urged a Madison audience, "Duc In Altum. Cast Out to the Deep."
He was not giving them a lesson in fishing. Or a lesson in Latin.
No, the archbishop was referring to the story of Jesus and his fishermen-apostles found in the fifth chapter of St. Luke's Gospel.
The fishermen had been fishing all night but caught nothing. Jesus tells them to cast out into the deep. Although they were skeptical, they did what he asked - and netted a huge catch of fish filling two boats.
"My message to you is simple but intimidating," said Archbishop Dolan. "Jesus is giving us the same injunction today: 'Duc In Altum. Cast Out to the Deep.'"
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Faith in Action: Catholic Charities honors leaders, clients, volunteers
MADISON -- Catholic Charities (CC) of the Diocese of Madison honored outstanding church and community leaders and clients who put "Faith in Action" at their ninth annual awards dinner held recently at the Marriott Hotel.
Bishop Robert C. Morlino, making his first public appearance since his heart surgery, greeted over the 400 people attending the dinner. "Thank you for the wonderful gifts of yourself and time, talent, and treasure that assist Catholic Charities," said the bishop.
Imitating former President Bill Clinton, Bishop Morlino quipped, "Nothing would be better for my heart than to be with you this evening." Full story ...
and throughout year
MADISON -- Thanksgiving is especially a time to reach out to those less fortunate than ourselves, and that's what members of St. Paul's University Catholic Center Conference of St. Vincent de Paul did recently when they gathered at Luke House to pack up and distribute 200 Thanksgiving baskets.
Each "basket" included donated items such as rolls, potatoes, onions, apples, celery, carrots, and stuffing, plus a turkey, milk, cranberries, and a pie - everything needed to make a Thanksgiving dinner. Families in need picked up the Thanksgiving baskets at Luke House, which offers a community meal program. Full story ...