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July 14, 2005 Edition   •   Volume 135, No. 24   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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photo of Msgr. Delbert Schmelzer, Bishop Morlino and Kurt Welton with rendering of new monastery

left arrow NEW MONASTERY -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino receives a framed rendering of the new Valley of Our Lady Monastery from Kurt Welton, "Fulfilling the Mission; Meeting the Need" campaign general chairman, and Msgr. Delbert Schmelzer, campaign auditor. Artist James Faecke of Anderson Illustrations and member of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Madison created the watercolor painting. So far, the campaign has raised more than 25 percent of the funds needed for the new monastery that will be home to Cistercian nuns currently residing in a collection of buildings in Prairie du Sac. "We need the prayers of contemplative Sisters in this diocese," said Bishop Morlino. (Catholic Herald photo by Julianne Nornberg)

Fort Atkinson parishioners:
Move into new church, plan open house weekend

FORT ATKINSON -- A great deal of rejoicing fills the air as members of St. Joseph Parish celebrate their first weekend Masses in their new church located at 1660 Endl Blvd. on July 16 and 17.

This is the culmination of more than eight years of planning, pledging, and plodding along through untold obstacles and setbacks.

Those parishioners who gave countless volunteer hours painting, staining, and scrubbing are especially savoring the fruits of their labors. Although the new school has been in use since April 1, parishioners have finally finished wandering for Masses.   Full story ...

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News & Features:

Pope decries London bombings: As barbaric acts against
all humanity

Synod working document: Eucharist must be celebrated
with dignity

O'Connor retirement: Ends era for first woman on Supreme Court


• Guest Column
by Douglas W. Kmiec --
Supreme Court: Should take advice from Catechism

• Looking Around
by Fr. William J. Byron --
Catholic education: How to be 'dynamically Catholic'

• Questions Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Questions: Living in a vegetative state; working on Sundays

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope Benedict XVI -- Canticle: Tells of the grace Christ gives us

• Your Family
by Monica and Bill Dodds --
Your family: Discovering its cultural, spiritual heritage

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Bishop's gathering:
For young men and their fathers

MADISON -- Young men and their fathers gathered recently with Bishop Robert C. Morlino and seminarians and priests of the Diocese of Madison during the bishop's first annual summer high school gathering at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center here.

More than 60 people attended the event, which was sponsored by the Office of Vocations. It included games, a social, a dinner, and music by "Oremus," a Christian band including seminarian Chris Reitz and his brother Thomas.

'True manliness'

Fr. Jim Bartylla, director of the Office of Vocations, welcomed the group. Eddie Cotter, Jr., president of the Dead Theologians Society (DTS), spoke to attendees about DTS, a Catholic youth apostolate that seeks to inspire young people through the examples of the lives of saints.

Bishop Morlino talked to participants about their future as husbands and fathers in families or as priests, noting that Pope John Paul II was once young and started out like them.   Full story ...

Catholic Herald summer publication schedule
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Aug. 4 first two weeks of Aug. July 27 Aug. 11

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