|The Catholic Herald
The Catholic Herald is the official newspaper of the Diocese of Madison. Its purpose is to inform and educate people of the Diocese through communications that proclaim Gospel values, report the news, and comment on issues as they pertain to the mission of the Catholic Church, which is to bring all in Jesus Christ to the Father.
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Unconditional love: An Apostolate Christmas
MONROE -- The gymnasium of Monroe Senior High School was packed November 30 with more than 1,100 people, attendees sitting at tables and volunteers in "Campion's Champions" shirts milling about; the Diocesan Choir stood in the balcony, along with countless others here for the Mass and to volunteer.
They were all here to celebrate the Apostolate to the Handicapped's Christmas Party. "He Calls Us Each by Name" was the theme of this 39th annual event that brought together people from around southern Wisconsin for Mass with Bishop Emeritus William H. Bullock and 10 other priests, a dinner, and fellowship.
Msgr. Thomas Campion, director of the Apostolate, was there as well, greeting the guests with hugs and handshakes and addressing all the attendees after the Mass.
Calling us by name
We live in a world of words, said Bishop Bullock in his homily. Words can build or destroy; excite or dampen our enthusiasm. Full story ...
|News & Features:
Vatican II: Four U.S. experts recall history-making years
Celebrates 20 years of hope
St. Clare Foundation: Celebrates anniversary with gifts to community
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Peace and justice causes: Passion and dedication vary
The Pope Speaks
by Pope Benedict XVI --
Psalm 136: Hymn of praise and adoration of God
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Senior Focus: Dec. 22, 2005
Christmas Greetings: Dec. 22, 2005
Safe Driving: Dec. 29, 2005
Vocations Issue: Jan. 12, 2006
Senior Focus: Jan. 19, 2006
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Reports on first meeting of WHINSEC Board of Visitors
MADISON -- At a press conference at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center on Monday, Dec. 12, Bishop Robert C. Morlino offered a "tentative reflection" on his recent day and a half experience as a member of the Board of Visitors of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC).
He emphasized that he is "not a spokesman for WHINSEC or an apologist" for the institution, which instructs civilian, military, and law enforcement leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere.
He offered the reflection based on his attendance at a meeting of the board held in Fort Benning, Ga. "In the years ahead, I'll be judging whether this reflection is true. At the moment I have no reason to believe that it is not true." Full story ...
Planning director reports 'wonderful response'
MADISON -- The Diocese of Madison has shipped a total of 46,556 in-pew surveys to the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
"We've had a wonderful response," said Kate Wiskus, director of the diocesan Office of Planning. "All but one parish in the diocese sent in surveys. The exception was St. Malachy (Clyde), which does not have weekend liturgies at this time."
Catholic adults completed the surveys at their parishes in November. The surveys are one step in the development of a comprehensive pastoral strategic plan scheduled for completion in the fall of 2006. The last strategic plan for the diocese was created 10 years ago. Full story ...