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The Catholic Herald: Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Madison
NOTE: There will be no Catholic Herald issue published on July 12, 2007. The next issue will be July 19, 2007.
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Articles on St. Raphael Cathedral

July 5, 2007 Edition   •   Volume 137, No. 25   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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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.
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Web edition:
• Catholic Press Association Best Web Site: Third Place, 2005

Award of Distinction, The Communicator Awards 2002 Print Media competition

Print edition: Award winner, Catholic Press Association, 2007 awards competition:

• First place for best single ad (black and white)

• Third place for best single ad (color);

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

Planning Commission
final recommendations:
What's next for the Diocese of Madison?

Hardship Clusters


PARISHES: St. Raphael Cathedral, Madison; St. Patrick, Madison; Holy Redeemer, Madison; St. Paul University Catholic Center, Madison


PARISHES: St. Mary of Lourdes, Belleville; St. James, Dayton; St. William, Paoli; St. Andrew, Verona


PARISHES: St. Aloysius, Sauk City; St. Norbert, Roxbury; St. Barnabas, Mazomanie; St. Mary, Merrimac


PARISHES: St. Patrick, Lodi; St. Thomas the Apostle, Poynette; St. Michael, Dane

On June 20, 2007, Bishop Robert Morlino was given the Guided by the Spirit Final Recommendations from the Diocesan Planning Commission.

These recommendations are the culmination of nine months of conversations among parishes and between the parishes and the Planning Commission as all prayed and deliberated about the parish reorganization for the Diocese of Madison.

After being sent to Bishop Morlino, the individual recommendations were sent to the respective Core Committee members representing each parish.

Seeking input

Additionally, the Bishop has asked for the opinions of the various diocesan bodies that he relies upon for guidance and direction, namely, the College of Consultors, the Diocesan Finance Council, the Presbyteral Council, the Diocesan Pastoral Council, the Priest Personnel Board, and the Diocesan staff. This group of nearly 65 persons is expected to respond, either by meeting or individually, by August with their comments and suggestions, so that the Bishop has ample time to consider their input.

Another source from which the Bishop expects to receive input is those clusters who, because of unusual circumstances, believe that the recommendations presented by the Planning Commission represent a hardship to their parishes and cluster. The Planning Commission as part of their deliberations, identified four clusters as being "hardship" clusters for the Bishop to plan to visit and discuss the Final Recommendation with the cluster as a whole. (see sidebar).

Other clusters who believe that they have an urgent need to discuss their cluster's Final Recommendation with Bishop Morlino should have their Cluster Chairperson contact Grant Emmel (608-821-3010, to discuss their need. All hardship clusters should also contact Grant Emmel to schedule their meeting with Bishop Morlino.

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New mailing address for paper

The Catholic Herald is using a new mailing address for all editorial and advertising correspondence, effective immediately. The following is the correct address to use:

702 S. High Point Rd.
Madison, WI 53719-3522

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News & Features:

Pope Benedict XVI:
Announces year for St. Paul

Superior receives new bishop:
Bishop Fliss to retire


• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Indulgences: Based on interior conversion, rejection of sin

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope Benedict XVI --
St. Cyril of Jerusalem:
Master of catechesis

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Fall Vacation/Senior Focus: July 19, 2007

Retirement Living: July 26, 2007

Back to School/Senior Focus:
August 16, 2007

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Holy Redeemer, Madison: Begins 150th anniversary celebration

MADISON -- Holy Redeemer Parish in Madison will begin the celebration of its 150th year this July.

Though the anniversary of the first Mass is on Thursday, July 12, the formal celebration will begin with Mass at Holy Redeemer Church, 120 W. Johnson St., at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 15, with Bishop Robert C. Morlino as the principal celebrant.

Anniversary events

The Mass is open to all interested parties. Overflow parking is available in the city ramp between Johnson, Dayton, and Caroll Sts.; in the cathedral parking lot (off Fairchild); in the county ramp across W. Main St. from the cathedral, and in the city ramp on Lake St. (all city and county ramp parking involves a fee).   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 12 and August 9. Below are deadlines for the issues prior to the weeks skipped:

Issue Weeks covered Deadline Issue skipped
July 5 second two weeks of July June 28 July 12
Aug. 2 first two weeks of Aug. July 26 August 9

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