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December 8, 2005 Edition   •   Volume 135, No. 44   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Diocesan Hispanic Ministry Events Calendar

The following are events marking the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Diocese of Madison:

• December 10: Diocesan Celebration of the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Joseph Church, 1905 W. Beltline Hwy., Madison: procession and Mass begins at 5:00 p.m. with reception to follow.

• December 11: Mass celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Church, 214 N. Sanborn Ave., Jefferson.

• December 11: Mass celebrated at 11:30 a.m. at St. Victor Church, 1760 14th Street, Monroe.

• December 11: Mass celebrated at 5 p.m. at St. Henry Church, 412 N. Fourth St., Watertown.

• December 11: Dinner at 6 p.m. followed by Serenade to Our Lady of Guadalupe "Las Mañanitas" from 7 to 9 p.m. and ending with Mass at 10 p.m. at St. Aloysius Church, 115 Madison St., Sauk City.

• December 12: "Las Mañanitas" from 4:30 to 7:30 a.m. at the Catholic Multicultural Center, 1862 Beld St., Madison.

• December 12: "Las Mañanitas" at 5:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 1905 W. Beltline Hwy, Madison, followed by the Rosary and a reception.

• December 12: Mass celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, starting with a procession of image of Our Lady, escorted by the Aztec dancers of the Ballet Folklorico Mexico de los Hermanos Avila. A reception with traditional foods follows.

• December 12: Mass celebrated at 5:15 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, Madison, with a procession in traditional clothing starting at 5 p.m.

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News & Features:

Vatican II: Jesuit expert continues to examine implementation

Supreme Court:
Considers parental notification law

Multicultural Center:
Model of solidarity and charity


• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Questions: Shaking hands during Mass; Guadete Sunday

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope Benedict XVI --
Psalm 137: Expression of hope
for Lord's coming

• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano --
Vatican II: Noteworthy anniversary

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Future special sections:

Senior Focus: Dec. 22, 2005

Christmas Greetings: Dec. 22, 2005

Safe Driving: Dec. 29, 2005

Vocations Issue: Jan. 12, 2006

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Marriage resolution: Heated discussion at Capitol on 'one man, one woman' constitutional amendment

MADISON -- More than 600 people registered their position and packed the committee room and two overflow rooms at the state capitol building Tuesday, Nov. 29, for a public hearing on what one state senator called a "heated discussion" of Assembly Joint Resolution 67, or Senate Joint Resolution 53.

The proposed amendment to the state constitution says that "only a marriage between one man and one woman shall be valid or recognized as a marriage" in Wisconsin. Its second clause prohibits the recognition of a "legal status identical or substantially similar to that of marriage" for unmarried individuals.

The amendment, say supporters, is essential to protect the sanctity of marriage; without it, a court decision could completely change the societal standpoint on marriage.

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Diocesan Choir:
Festive Christmas concert

MADISON -- With special guest Mary Ann Harr performing on harp, the Madison Diocesan Choir will give a free Christmas concert, a "Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols," on Sunday, Dec. 18, at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center.

Dr. Patrick Gorman, choir director, said the concert will feature a choral arrangement by Anthony Barresi, music professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Barresi dedicated the arrangement, "The King of Love My Shepherd Is," to Bishop Emeritus William H. Bullock.

Bishop Robert C. Morlino will preside over the concert, which begins at 4 p.m. in the chapel of the O'Connor Center, 702 S. High Point Rd. With Glenn Schuster as accompanist, Gorman will direct the choir's 60 members from parishes throughout the diocese.   Full story ...

Brian Kelly of Relevant Radio: Has new office at Bishop O'Connor Center

MADISON -- Brian Kelly of Relevant Radio (1240 AM) will be working more closely with parish and diocesan relations at his new office at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center.

Bishop Robert C. Morlino has emphasized his support for the "New Evangelization" called for by Pope John Paul II. That means using all available means of communication to spread the church's message, including Relevant Radio.

"Having a Relevant Radio office at the O'Connor Center is a wonderful opportunity to work more closely with Bishop Morlino and to cover ministries of the diocese better," said Kelly.   Full story ...

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