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June 29, 2006 Edition   •   Volume 136, No. 24   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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• First place for best editorial on a local issue

• First place for best news writing on a local/regional event

• First place for best general news photo

• Third place for best editorial page or editorial section

• Honorable mention for best single ad - black and white

Breaking News ...

Fr. Michael
Doro dies

-- Posted: 6/30/2006, 12:17 p.m. Central Time

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Fr. Michael J. Doro

MONTELLO -- Fr. Michael J. Doro, 60, pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Montello and Good Shepherd Parish in Westfield, died on Thursday, June 29, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. John the Baptist Church, 277 E. Montello St. in Montello, on Monday, July 3, at 11 a.m. with Bishop Robert C. Morlino as main celebrant and Msgr. Douglas L. Dushack as homilist. Burial will be at St. John the Baptist Cemetery, Princeton.

Visitation will be on Sunday, July 2, at St. John the Baptist Church in Montello from 3 to 7 p.m. with a Scripture service at 6:30 p.m.

Father Doro was born on May 22, 1946 in Princeton to Arden and Evelyn Doro. He attended St. John the Baptist Grade School, Princeton, and Queen of Apostles High School, Madison. He attended college at Queen of Apostles and Holy Name Seminaries in Madison. He studied philosophy and theology at St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee.

He was ordained to the priesthood at St. Raphael Cathedral on May 12, 1972 by Bishop Cletus F. O'Donnell.

Father Doro served as associate pastor at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Madison; St. Dennis Parish, Madison; St. Joseph Parish, Baraboo and Our Lady of the Assumption Parish, Beloit.

He was appointed pastor of St. Mary Parish, Platteville, in 1987. He also served as pastor at St. John Vianney Parish, Janesville, before being named pastor of the Montello and Westfield parishes. He also served as chaplain of Our Lady of Fatima Circle #834, Daughters of Isabella, Baraboo.

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Bishops: Write letters on death penalty and marriage

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MADISON -- Wisconsin's Roman Catholic Bishops have written pastoral letters on the death penalty and marriage, both topics of referendum questions on the November ballot. The letters are directed to Catholics across the five dioceses of Wisconsin.

The letters are educational in tone, explaining Catholic teaching on the subjects of marriage and the death penalty. They are signed by all five of Wisconsin's diocesan bishops, who issued the letters through the Wisconsin Catholic Conference (WCC).

"These two referenda provide an opportunity for Catholics to bear witness to our teaching," explained WCC Executive Director John Huebscher. "The coming months provide a 'teachable moment' on two important issues. The bishops want to make the most of it."   Full story ...

Relevant Radio:
Remodels new studio in Madison

Local listening

Listen to local coverage of news and events on Relevant Radio's Relevant 2U, airing 9 a.m. Fridays, with encores at 12 noon Saturdays and 9 a.m. Sundays. Also listen to the mid-week update on Wednesdays at 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., a five-minute update of local news.

In addition to being broadcast on the 1240 AM dial, listeners can also go to for streaming audio of the local station. Go to the Madison 1240AM Web page via the local stations page and then click on the "Listen Now" link at the top.

MADISON -- The first thing you notice when walking into the new Relevant Radio studio is that the entrance isn't quite done. The walls are stripped and pieces of foam lean haphazardly against the wall.

But that faint scent of newness still pervades the air, and just inside the next door and down the short hallway are clean walls and smooth floors, new furniture and high-tech gadgetry. And once those black microphones on their long, spidery arms come into view, you know you're in the right place.

This is the new Relevant Radio studio on Madison's west side, where the local angle of the national network gets taped, produced, and sent out to be broadcast to your radio or streamed to your computer. It took two weeks to convert the studio from its former purpose of serving the Madison Media Institute - and later, housing boxes - and it's still being completed, but it has already become a radio home for the three men who make the local station happen.

Getting the studio

"It was a blessing in disguise," said Brian Kelly, Relevant Radio diocesan partnership liaison, of the new studio.

Kelly, along with Matt Beardsley, the station manager, and Joe Stadele, the development coordinator, are the heart and soul of this local branch of the national radio network. Kelly does the reporting and recording, among other things. Beardsley produces the local shows and keeps the broadcast smooth when it breaks from national to local. Stadele coordinates fundraising and plans events, as well as updates the local Web page.

The three moved out of their old offices - which were across the hall from the new studio - when the company there started expanding. The move and remodeling was helped by the support pledge of $1 million offered by Bishop Robert C. Morlino and the Diocese of Madison earlier this year.   Full story ...

Catholic Herald summer publication schedule

During the summer months, The Catholic Herald will continue to be published weekly except for three issues. Remaining issues to be skipped include: July 13 and August 10. At right are deadlines for the issues prior to the weeks skipped:

Issue Weeks covered Deadline Issue skipped
July 6 first two weeks of July June 29 July 13
Aug. 3 first two weeks of Aug. July 27 Aug. 10

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