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November 29, 2007 Edition   •   Volume 137, No. 44   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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

• Third place for best single ad (color);

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• First place for best editorial on a local issue

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Bella: Movie times through Dec. 6

Below is an update of showtimes in Madison for the movie Bella, through Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, according to the Marcus Theatres Web site:

Thursday, Nov. 29:

Eastgate Cinemas: 3:00 p.m., 7:15 p.m.

Point Cinema: 7:20 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 30
through Sunday, Dec. 2:

Eastgate Cinemas: 10:45 a.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

Point Cinema: 7:20 p.m., 9:30 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 3
through Thursday, Dec. 6:

Eastgate Cinemas: 5:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m., 9:45 p.m.

Point Cinema: 7:20 p.m., 9:30 p.m.


Eastgate Cinemas -- 5202 High Crossing Blvd., Madison

Point Cinema -- 7825 Big Sky Dr., Madison

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Article removed: Because of a licensing agreement with Catholic News Service, the Catholic Herald may archive CNS news stories for only 30 days. A CNS article has been removed from this site: Ethical breakthrough: Seen in new stem-cell studies.

A related story was published in the November 29, 2007 print edition of the Catholic Herald.

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Wisconsin conference:
Reacts to the research news

Through its executive director, John Huebscher, the Wisconsin Catholic Conference issued the following statement on news of the latest development in stem cell research announced by the University of Wisconsin-Madison:

"The Wisconsin Catholic Conference is pleased and encouraged by the announcement of successful new techniques in stem cell research that allow adult stem cells to be 'reprogrammed' to take on the capacities of embryonic stem cells. This is precisely the kind of science and research that the bishops have consistently advocated.

We share Dr. (James) Thompson's caution that more research is needed to determine how helpful the discovery announced today will be. Nonetheless, today's news from the UW-Madison appears to take us one day closer to the point where medical technology can serve human life without taking it in the process.

We applaud the scientists and researchers at the UW-Madison and elsewhere who have opened this door, and we encourage them in their efforts to move forward in this area."

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Apostolate television Mass: Celebrates 40 years on air

MADISON -- The Apostolate to the Handicapped television Mass has been a staple of the WISC-TV, Channel 3, programming for 40 years now, this Sunday, Dec. 2.

The first Apostolate television Mass in the Diocese of Madison aired on the first Sunday of Advent in 1967. It was the start of the Apostolate to the Handicapped, headed by Msgr. Thomas Campion, or "TC" as he's often called, serving the elderly and those with disabilities.

The Apostolate holds several large gatherings each year to celebrate Christmas and Easter and to enjoy the summer weather in Wisconsin Dells, but the television Mass has always been the key to the ministry, Monsignor Campion said.

"As we say in every intro, the TV Mass is the most integral part of the service of the Apostolate." Everything the Apostolate does, he said, "stems from the TV Mass. It's the core, the foundation."

It gives people the hope and inspiration to carry on through their week, he said. Some have even called it their "food and drink for the week ahead."

The Mass began with the kindness of Elizabeth Murphy, the owner of WISC-TV at the time. And when Murphy died, her daughter Elizabeth Burns, the current station owner, kept the promise alive. The station has provided the service to the Apostolate and its viewers for 2,080 Masses now - once a week without fail, spanning four decades.   Full story ...

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