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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.
Archbishop Cordes to speak in Madison
-- Posted: 7/20/2006, 6:12 p.m. Central Time
-- Updated: 8/8/2006, 11:27 p.m. Central Time
MADISON -- Archbishop Paul Josef Cordes, President of the Vatican agency, Cor Unum, which oversees the Pope's ministry of charity, will address those gathered in Madison on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2006.
Archbishop Cordes was a close collaborator of Pope Benedict XVI in the preparation of his first papal encyclical Deus Caritas Est ("God is Love"). The Archbishop's speech will
center on the Pope's encyclical in order to promote and encourage further study and reflection and to put the truth and direction found therein into practice. He will focus on what is the authentic motivation behind charitable works to promote human solidarity. Madison is the first of a three-city United States tour, where Archbishop Cordes will address this topic. He will also be speaking in Detroit, Mich., and Washington, D.C.
The speech in Madison will take place at 7:30 p.m. at the Capitol Theatre in the Madison Overture Center. General public tickets will be made available on August 28 through Catholic Charities, 608-821-3100.
Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, commented that "the State of Wisconsin, City of Madison, and most especially the Diocese is honored to have one the world's foremost theologians choose Madison as one of his three stops in the United States. He comes to us in the name of the Holy Father. I pray that, as a community and as a Church, we will welcome the Archbishop and be open to the truth of Christ which he comes to share with us."
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To pay return visit to Ghana
MADISON -- Eight people from around the Diocese of Madison will soon cross an ocean to return a visit paid by a delegation from the diocese's sister diocese last year.
The delegation will leave Madison Sunday, July 23, and will return Friday, Aug. 4. This is the third delegation to be sent from the Diocese of Madison to the Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga. A delegation from Ghana visited Madison in fall 2005.
Among other activities, the eight will take a tour of Kwapa Kokoo, the fair trade chocolate cooperative, meet with Bishop Lucas Abadamoora of the diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga, see first-hand the benefits of the Donkey Project by meeting some of the beneficiaries, and travel to different parishes to meet parishioners. Full story ...
New staff in diocese
MADISON -- Two new staff members have been hired to work in Hispanic ministry in the Diocese of Madison: Fr. Manuel Méndez and Alberto Porras.
According to Susanna Herro, director of the diocesan Office of Justice and Pastoral Outreach, "Hispanic Ministry will be enlivened with the gifts Alberto Porras and Father Méndez bring to our diocese. Their experience will offer a new dynamic to the ministry, which has been carried on with great care and concern by Fr. Mick Moon, who will now be serving at St. Rose of Lima in Brodhead and St. Patrick in Albany.
"Fr. Moon will continue to assist Hispanic ministry," said Herro. "I'm very much looking forward to the expanded team to reach out to the many Hispanics in the diocese."
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Plea agreement: Reached in cathedral arson case
MADISON -- The man accused of burning down St. Raphael Cathedral has admitted responsibility for the fire that destroyed the 150-year-old building on March 14, 2005.
William J. Connell, 42, pleaded no contest to arson July 5 in a plea agreement between Public Defender Rhoda Ricciardi and Assistant District Attorney Jac Heitz. Under the agreement, a burglary charge for breaking into the church, as well as two misdemeanor charges, were dismissed but can be considered in his sentencing.
Connell was arrested and charged after calling police the day after the fire. He told an officer "It was me" and admitted to breaking into the church.
He underwent treatment after being declared incompetent to stand trial last year. Full story ...
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