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September 15, 2005 Edition   •   Volume 135, No. 32   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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photo of students from Our Lady Queen of Peace School, Madison, who sold Mardi Gras beads to benefit victims of Hurricane Katrina

left arrow SPECIAL CONTRIBUTIONS -- Students and families from Madison's Our Lady Queen of Peace School, in coordination with a major parish initiative, recently sold Mardi Gras beads to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Students from the fourth grade initiated the sale and alone collected more than $200 in contributions over the Labor Day weekend. The total amount raised by the school was $2,500 going to the American Red Cross and the diocesan appeal for help. Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish raised more than $62,000 for the hurricane relief effort.

African delegation: To visit Madison

New fair trade program launched

MADISON -- Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and Madison's A Greater Gift announce the launch of the CRS Fair Trade Chocolate Program featuring Divine Chocolate - the first farmer-owned chocolate company in the world.

The partnership program provides the opportunity for people in the U.S. to help farmers in Ghana by enjoying fair trade chocolate which is distributed by A Greater Gift in Madison and nationwide.

The launch event will be held on Friday, Sept. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld St.

The community is invited to sample fair trade chocolate and coffee, meet guests from Ghana, shop for handcrafts at the Work of Human Hands sale, and learn about the newest CRS Fair Trade initiative that helps people in low-income countries.

The CRS Fair Trade Chocolate Program includes four varieties of chocolate that are made with cocoa from the Kuapa Kokoo Cooperative in Ghana.

The cooperative's farmer members are part owners of the company that produces Divine - making this the first farmer-owned chocolate company in the world. The farmers also benefit from fair prices and premiums that are invested in their communities.

At the launch event, representatives from the nonprofit relief organization Catholic Relief Services will talk about their commitment to fair trade. Twelve delegates from the Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga, Ghana, will participate as part of the Global Solidarity Partnership with the Diocese of Madison.

MADISON -- Twelve delegates from the Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga, located in northern Ghana, will visit the Diocese of Madison as part of the Global Solidarity Partnership between the two dioceses.

Through living with families, the Ghanaian delegates will experience U.S. culture and share the stories of their lives.

Visiting delegation

Delegates will arrive via Chicago O'Hare on September 22 and depart on October 5. While in Madison, delegates will participate in many activities, including visiting many of the parishes in the 11-county Diocese of Madison, visiting local school and medical facilities, touring farms in southern Wisconsin, touring the Capitol, and participating in the launch of the Fair Trade Divine Chocolate. The delegates hope to meet many people in the Diocese of Madison, learn about the people and church of the diocese, and tell about the people and church from their diocese.   Full story ...

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Special Section: Vocations

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Hurricane Katrina:
Catholics across United States open doors to victims

John Roberts:
Would be third Catholic as Supreme Court chief justice


• Making a Difference
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Hunger: Eliminate broken promises

• Question Corner
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Limbo: Implies belief that Church's catechism does not teach

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope Benedict XVI --
Canticle: Must model own lives on Christ's life

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photo of World Youth Day pilgrims from the Diocese of Madison waiting to board train in Wuppertal, Germany

Pilgrims from the Diocese of Madison, including Fr. Paul Ugo Arinze (back, center), pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Dodgeville, wait to board the train in Wuppertal, Germany. With them are two of their hosts from St. Elisabeth Parish in Wuppertal: Julia Peters, back right, and her brother, Nils Peters (center, front). (Photo from Fr. Paul Ugo Arinze)

I saw the face of Christ on faces of thousands
of young people

As I reflect on my pilgrimage to Cologne for World Youth Day (WYD) 2005, I have to start by saying that Christ is fully alive in the Church.

I saw the face of Christ on the faces of the thousands of young people who made their way to Cologne for this pilgrimage. They came for one reason only: to worship together with other pilgrims the one true God. Like the three wise men, we all saw his star and "we have come to worship him."   Full story ...

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