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August 18, 2005 Edition   •   Volume 135, No. 28   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Breaking News ...

Tornado in Stoughton

-- Posted: 8/19/2005, 4:50 p.m. Central Time

STOUGHTON -- A tornado that tore through Stoughton the evening of August 18 has left extensive damage and homeless people in its wake.

One person was killed and at least three others were hospitalized. Approximately 80 homes were damaged in the Stoughton area.

"It's a nightmare" that happened in just a few minutes, said Msgr. Gerard Healy, pastor of St. Ann Parish in Stoughton. Quite a few parishioners' homes have been damaged and some have been demolished, he said. At least two of the three people injured were also parishioners, he said.   Full story ...

photo of Bishop Morlino with most of the 20 seminarians studying for the Diocese of Madison

SEMINARIANS GATHER -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino gathered with most of the 20 seminarians studying for the Diocese of Madison recently at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center in Madison. Ten new seminarians join the 10 existing seminarians this fall. Pictured are, from left, back row: Chad Droessler, junior, college; Chris Reitz, sophomore, college; Fr. Jim Bartylla, director, Diocese of Madison's Office of Vocations; David Greenfield, Theology 2; Justin Hall, Spirituality Year; Brian Dulli, Theology 2; Bishop Robert C. Morlino; Tim Renz, Pre-Theology 1; Luke Genthe, junior, college; Mark Miller, Spirituality Year; Jorge Miramontes Medina, junior, college; David Carrano, Pre-Theology 2; Patrick Wendler, Theology 2; front row: Lance Schneider, Theology 2; Gabin Nofodji, freshman, college; Marc Ganser, Spirituality Year; Mitch Knutson, sophomore, college; Greg Ihm, senior, college; David Johannes, Spirituality Year. Not pictured are Ben Kessler, senior, college; John Putzer, junior, college; and Erik Duhn, junior, high school. (Catholic Herald photo by Julianne Nornberg)

New seminarians

Annutio Vobis Gaudium Magnum! - I bring you news (of even more) joy!

As Director of Vocations for the Diocese of Madison, I'm very pleased to announce that 10 new seminarians for the Diocese of Madison will begin their studies towards priesthood this fall. In conjunction with our 10 existing seminarians, we currently have 20 fine men studying for the priesthood at high school, college, and major seminaries. Also this year, we ordained two men to the priesthood - Fr. Michael Radowicz and Fr. Eric Sternberg. Congratulations again to them!

New seminarians

Our new men come from a variety of backgrounds. Mark Miller and Justin Hall come from the UW-Madison Religious Studies program. Marc Ganser received a degree in history from Franciscan University at Steubenville and has been working in the family business since graduation and has been helping Fr. Eric Nielsen in parish ministry. David Johannes is no stranger to those involved in the Knights of Columbus and the Apostolate to the Handicapped in the Diocese of Madison.

Kokouvi Gabin Nofodji is originally from Togo, Africa, and has been in seminary since age 11. His family came to the United States over a year ago. He finished his high school equivalency here in Madison and is going on to college seminary. John Putzer comes from St. Paul's University Catholic Center at UW-Madison and will finish his college degree in seminary. Chad Droessler comes from Cuba City and will finish his education at Loras College while entering formation at St. Pius X College Seminary near the campus.   Full story ...

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Back to School: Special section

Pope: Anxious to meet youth
on first trip

Fundraiser: Provides laughs
and fun for good cause

Catholic women: Plan national meeting in Atlanta


• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen -- Questions: Sign of Peace; excessive food consumption

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope Benedict XVI --
Psalm 131: Turn to the Lord
in silence and peace

• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano --
Debt repayment: On backs of the poor in developing world

• Your Family
by Monica and Bill Dodds --
Scrapbooking: These are your family's 'good old days'

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World Youth Day:
Pilgrims encouraged to look for God's gifts

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World Youth Day 2005 logo

MADISON -- Pray for the gift of holiness and joy the Lord is preparing to give to you, Bishop Robert C. Morlino told young people at Mass before they left for World Youth Day (WYD) in Cologne, Germany.

Pilgrims gathered for the Mass Aug. 9 at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center in Madison. Bishop Morlino presided and Fr. Eric Nielsen, pastor of St. Mary Help of Christians Parish in Sullivan and St. Mary Parish in Palmyra, concelebrated.

Bishop Morlino told the pilgrims he respected their generosity in giving their time and hearts to the Lord. "I am grateful to the Lord and to you and I'm proud of you," he said.   Full story ...

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