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May 22, 2008 Edition   •   Volume 138, No. 20   •   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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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

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"You are a priest forever."
to Priesthood

photo of Rev. Mr. Brian D. Dulli photo of Rev. Mr. David J. Greenfield
Rev. Mr. Brian D. Dulli Rev. Mr. David J. Greenfield
photo of Rev. Mr. Lance J. Schneider photo of Rev. Mr. Patrick J. Wendler
Rev. Mr. Lance J. Schneider Rev. Mr. Patrick J. Wendler

With praise and thanksgiving to God, our Father, the Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, announces with joy the ordination to the priesthood of Jesus Christ of

Rev. Mr. Brian D. Dulli
Rev. Mr. David J. Greenfield
Rev. Mr. Lance J. Schneider
Rev. Mr. Patrick J. Wendler

Friday, May 23, 2008
7:30 p.m. at St. Maria Goretti Church, Madison

St. Maria Goretti is wheelchair accessible. There will be assistive-listening devices for the hard-of-hearing and a sign language interpreter for the deaf. Large-print leaflets will be available.

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News & Features:

Special section features Memorial Day

Fr. Laverne Meier to mark
golden jubilee

How violent video games
affect children

Catholic leaders decry
California court ruling
on same-sex 'marriage'


• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
We are one body in Christ

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope Benedict XVI --
Dialogue looks for truth, unity

• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano --
The 'perfect storm':
A global food emergency

• Extra! Extra! by Stephen Kent --
Iraqi refugees and an equation worth remembering

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Future special sections:

Summer Vacation Guide: June 12, 2008

Healthy Living; Senior Focus: June 26, 2008

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photo of Archbishop Celestino Migliore, apostolic nuncio and permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, speaking in Madison

Archbishop Celestino Migliore, apostolic nuncio and permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, speaks at the Overture Center in Madison on May 12. (Photo by Del Brown Photography)

Apostolic nuncio speaks in Madison
Pope's representative to United Nations discusses moral authority

Editor's note: For audio and visual recordings of Archbishop Celestino Migliore's entire talk, go to

MADISON -- In a world rendered often unstable and tense, "people turn to moral authority seeking clarity and guidance."

That's what Archbishop Celestino Migliore, apostolic nuncio and permanent observer of the Holy See to the United Nations, told those attending his May 12 talk at the Overture Center in Madison.

About Archbishop Migliore

After graduating from the Pontifical Academy for Ecclesiastical Diplomacy in 1980, Archbishop Celestino Migliore joined the Holy See's diplomatic service. He has been stationed in Angola, the United States, Egypt, Poland, France, and the Vatican. He has represented the Holy See at numerous conference, symposia, and panels around the world. Pope John Paul II named him apostolic nuncio and permanent observer to the United Nations in 2002, the personal representative of the Holy Father at the U.N.

Archbishop Migliore's address at the Overture Center in Madison was part of the Diocese of Madison's St. Thérèse of Lisieux Lecture Series.Two sources of that moral authority are the Catholic Church and the United Nations. Archbishop Migliore said that Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon invited Pope Benedict XVI to speak at the U.N. recently because the pope represents a moral authority.   Full story ...

Bishop of Madison to lead Eucharistic procession through streets of Madison; offer brief remarks
at State Capitol

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On Sunday, May 25th, the Diocese of Madison will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi -- the Feast of the Eucharist of the Body and Blood of Christ -- with a Eucharistic Procession led by Bishop Robert C. Morlino.

This is the second annual procession of this kind through the streets of downtown Madison.

The procession will begin from St. Patrick Church (404 E. Main Street) at the conclusion of the Bishop's 11:00 AM Stational Mass. The procession will follow Main Street to the Capitol Square, then proceed to the North Hamilton Street approach to the Capitol. There, parishioners from the Spanish Mass at Holy Redeemer will join the procession to hear remarks by Bishop Morlino. After the Bishop speaks, the procession will return via State Street to Holy Redeemer Church (120 W. Johnson Street), where Benediction will be celebrated.   Full story ...

Diocesan Convention
Catholic Women to meet June 17 and 18

MADISON -- "Bringing Light to Our Society" is the theme of the 54th annual Madison Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (MDCCW) convention to be held Tuesday and Wednesday, June 17 and 18, at the Bishop O'Connor Center here.

Pre-convention day

On Tuesday, pre-convention day registration opens at 10 a.m. After a noon lunch, the MDCCW board will meet until 3:45 p.m. At 4 there will be a prayer service and Benediction.

At 6:30 a banquet will be served preceded by a hospitality reception at 5:30. The Glory Singers from St. Martin Parish, Martinsville, will furnish the entertainment.   Full story ...

Catholic Herald summer publication schedule

During the summer months, the Catholic Herald will continue to be published weekly except for four issues. Issues to be skipped include: June 5, June 19, July 10, and August 7. At right are deadlines for the issues prior to the weeks skipped:

Issue Weeks covered Deadline Issue skipped
May 29 First two weeks of June May 21 June 5
June 12 Third & fourth wks June June 4 June 19
July 3 First two weeks of July June 25 July 10
July 31 First two weeks of Aug. July 23 August 7

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