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September 7, 2006 Edition   •   Volume 136, No. 32   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Print edition: Award winner, Catholic Press Association, 2006 awards competition:

• 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

Pope Benedict XVI Names Msgr. Paul J. Swain Eighth Bishop of Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (posted: 8/31/2006)

Townhall meetings on cathedral

More articles on St. Raphael Cathedral

Townhall meetings in various parts of the Diocese of Madison will give the opportunity for diocesan parishioners to voice their opinions and thoughts about St. Raphael Cathedral.

All meetings begin at 7 p.m.:

• Wednesday, Sept. 6 - St. Albert the Great Parish, Sun Prairie

• Thursday, Sept. 21 - St. John Parish, Montello

• Thursday, Sept. 28 - St. William Parish, Janesville

• Saturday, Oct. 14 - Bishop O'Connor Pastoral Center, Madison*

• Monday, Oct. 16 - St. Cecilia Parish, Wisconsin Dells*

• Friday, Nov. 10 - St. Mary Parish, Platteville*

* Tentative due to Bishop Swain's consecration

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News & Features:

Visit to Germany: To be personal, a chance to thank people

Special Section: Retreats

Seminarians, priests, Serrans: Enjoy Brewers game


• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano --
Just wage: Many workers still laboring for peanuts

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Abortion: Learning to cope and live with a regretful decision

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope Benedict XVI -- Matthew:
His experience shows God's love
for all His children

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Future special sections:

Vocations #2: Sept. 14, 2006

Building Renovation/ Senior Focus: Sept. 21, 2006

Respect Life: Sept. 28, 2006

Parish Events Calendar: Oct. 5, 2006

Retirement Living #3: Oct. 12, 2006

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Strategic planning: Goals for 'Guided by the Spirit' process

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MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino has set over-all goals for the "Guided by the Spirit" process for parish and school planning in the Diocese of Madison.

These goals will be followed throughout the planning process undertaken this fall throughout the Diocese of Madison. The goals were reviewed at the recent meeting of the Diocesan Planning Commission.

The goals include:

1. To insure that all individuals throughout our 11 counties are graciously invited every day, in one way or another, to meet Jesus Christ "Risen from the Dead," and be changed by Him.

2. To continue to offer the invitation of Jesus Christ the High Priest to young men so that, in sufficient numbers for the future, they will follow Him.

3. To teach with love the truths Christ has entrusted to His Church, so that clarification and conviction would replace ambiguity and confusion where such might exist.

4. To enhance the quality of parish life by encouraging collaboration and the sharing of resources amongst the parishes.

5. To strengthen the presence of ministry of the Church in urban, rural, and suburban areas.   Full story ...

Monroe Clinic: Embarks on modernization, renovation

MONROE -- Monroe Clinic announces plans to embark on a facility modernization and renovation on its Monroe campus.

This $50 to $60 million investment will further solidify Monroe Clinic's commitment to the region and the patients they serve.

The plans include the construction of a new addition adjacent to the hospital and clinic building and renovation of part of the existing hospital building. This project consolidates space for a number of programs and it allows for improved patient care efficiencies.

It will invigorate the community by continuing to provide valuable health care service on a local level, as well as reinvesting in the economic health of the region.

A number of options were explored, including construction of an entirely new facility or completely renovating the existing space. Monroe Clinic is combining the addition with renovations to the existing facility.

This plan includes the consolidation of space for a number of programs, including digestive health, surgery, family birth, and heart health centers. A few of this project's key components include:

• Unified surgical experience.

• Relocating and centralizing the hospital entrance and major laboratory functions.

• Installing a permanent MRI scanner.

• Renovation and relocation of the Family Birth Center currently located in the 1939 structure.

• Consolidation of cardiac services.   Full story ...

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