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June 7, 2007 Edition   •   Volume 137, No. 21   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Breaking News ...

Bishop Morlino says cathedral
will be rebuilt on current site

-- Posted: 6/10/2007, 2:51 p.m. Central Time
-- Updated: 6/10/2007, 7:21 p.m. Central Time
-- Updated: 6/13/2007, 12:29 p.m. Central Time

photo of Corpus Christi Procession proceeding up Main St. in downtown Madison towards the state Capitol on Sunday, June 10

The Corpus Christi Procession goes up Main St. in downtown Madison towards the state Capitol on Sunday, June 10. (Catholic Herald photo by Joseph Ptak)

MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino said on Sunday, June 10, that St. Raphael Cathedral church would be rebuilt on the site of the present church in downtown Madison.

Bishop Morlino made the announcement at the conclusion of a Eucharistic Procession celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi -- the Feast of the Body and Blood of Christ.

Bishop Morlino has spent more than two years listening, consulting, and praying about the cathedral future.

"I truly believe in my heart that the decision at which I have arrived is what God wills," Bishop Morlino said.   Full story ...

Procession, cathedral announcement June 10

MADISON -- On Sunday, June 10, the Diocese of Madison will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi - the Feast of the Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Christ - with a Eucharistic Procession led by Bishop Robert C. Morlino.

The Most Rev. Paul Swain, Bishop of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and former rector of St. Raphael Cathedral in Madison will join Bishop Morlino in leading the ceremonial procession.

The procession will begin from St. Patrick Church, 404 E. Main St., at the conclusion of the bishop's 11 a.m. Stational Mass.

The procession will follow Main St. west to the current site of St. Raphael Cathedral, 222 W. Main St., where Benediction will be celebrated in the parking lot.

En route, the procession will pause at the State Capitol, where the bishop will offer remarks.

At the conclusion of the event Bishop Morlino will announce the location for the new Catholic Cathedral of Madison.

All are invited to join in the 11 a.m. Mass and the procession following. A sign language interpreter will be present for the event.

Bishop comments
on Solemnity
of Corpus Christi

Dear Friends,

It is my sincere hope that this Sunday's celebration of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi will prove to be a blessed day for the Church in Madison, and a great day for the City of Madison, as we as Catholics take our faith in Jesus Christ present in the Blessed Sacrament of the Eucharist to the streets of downtown.

Every human person deserves the invitation to meet Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, face to face. It is through meeting Him, He who died for our sins, that we can be converted to Him and His truth. In turning toward Him, we can know Him and love Him, and through this Love grow in our love of neighbor.

Please join us as we proclaim our faith in, and love of Jesus Christ, present in the Blessed Sacrament, and bring Him into the streets of Madison and invite others to meet Him, who will never disappoint. May God bless you all on this great Solemnity of the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ, as we publicly testify to our faith and celebrate the future of the Church in Madison.

Praised be Jesus Christ!

Bishop Robert C. Morlino
Bishop of Madison

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photo of four Madison diocesan seminarians who were ordained transitional deacons on June 1, 2007, standing with Bishop Bullock, Bishop Morlino and Bishop Wirz

Four Madison diocesan seminarians were ordained transitional deacons on Friday evening, June 1, at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center. Pictured from left, are: Rev. Mr. Lance Schneider; Rev. Mr. David Greenfield; Bishop William H. Bullock, bishop emeritus; Bishop Robert C. Morlino; Bishop George O. Wirz, retired auxiliary bishop; Rev. Mr. Brian Dulli; and Rev. Mr. Patrick Wendler (Catholic Herald photo by Pam Payne)

Four men:
Ordained transitional deacons

MADISON -- The ordination to the transitional diaconate may be secondary to next year's ordination to the priesthood for the four new Diocese of Madison deacons, but the occasion was still joyful and an important reminder of the gravity of this step on the journey.

Brian Dulli, David Greenfield, Lance Schneider, and Patrick Wendler were all ordained transitional deacons in the stately, two-and-a-half hour Mass on June 1, with Bishop Robert C. Morlino presiding.

Bishops William H. Bullock, bishop emeritus, and George O. Wirz, retired auxiliary bishop, as well as more than 30 concelebrating priests were present to welcome the new deacons. Twenty servers, many of them seminarians, assisted in the Mass and Msgr. James R. Bartylla, vocation director, served as Master of Ceremonies. The Diocesan Choir provided music.   Full story ...

Theology of Body
for teens: God's plan
for love offers alternative
to distortions in popular culture

In 2000, John Paul II wrote in his apostolic letter Novio Millenio Ineunte, "Sometimes when we look at the young, with the problems and weaknesses that characterize them in contemporary society, we tend to be pessimistic.

"The jubilee of young people however changed that, telling us that young people, whatever their possible ambiguities, have a profound longing for those genuine values which find their fullness in Christ."

I was recently convinced of this when I taught a "Theology of the Body for Teens" class at the Bishop O'Connor Center in Madison. I was asked to co-write this article with one of my students, John Carey.   Full story ...

Technical support:
Diocese opens help hotline for parishes

MADISON -- In an effort to better support parishes throughout southwestern Wisconsin, the Diocese of Madison has unveiled plans to provide general technical support for the computer and networking needs of parishes through the work week.

Noting how frequently the diocesan staff utilizes its own in-house IT (information technology) support, Vice Chancellor Grant Emmel considered the possible help such a support person could offer to parishes.

"We've really been blessed to have Dan Ballweg on-board and looked for a way to share his gifts and talents with the parishes," Emmel said.   Full story ...

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