Madison Catholic Herald
Serra Club honor Sisters at Valentine's dinner Print
Around the Diocese
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 -- 1:00 AM

MADISON — Bishop Robert C. Morlino expressed gratitude to women and men in consecrated life at the second annual Valentine’s Sisters’ Appreciation Dinner sponsored by the Serra Club of Madison and hosted by Edgewood College.

Religious communities serving in the Diocese of Madison sent representatives to this event, which included a Mass celebrated by Bishop Morlino and Fr. Tony Schumacher in the Edgewood chapel, followed by a social and dinner. The diocesan Office of Vocations also assisted in planning the event to honor those in consecrated life.

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Climate Change Advocacy Workshop March 7 Print
Around the Diocese
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 -- 1:00 AM

MONROE — The Rural Life Office of the Diocese of Madison announces that a “Raise Your Voice” Climate Change Advocacy Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, at St. Victor Parish Catholic School in Monroe.

The National Catholic Rural Life Conference (NCRLC) will lead this workshop with the intent of increasing among Catholics their knowledge about climate change and its impact on poor and vulnerable people, identify what Catholics can do individually and collectively to work to mitigate climate change, and demonstrate how Catholics can affect local, state, and federal climate change policy through work with media and their elected government officials.

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Bringing Catholics back home through music Print
Around the Diocese
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 -- 1:00 AM

MADISON — In the title song of Aaron Thompson’s most recent album, 10,000 Angels, the refrain’s lyrics speak of returning to God, saying, “You can come back today.”

He had written the song for the Catholics Come Home Campaign, an independent, non-profit charity aimed at welcoming those who have left the Church or anyone interested in becoming Catholic.

“I was at a concert recently in Georgia,” Thompson said, “and I had a guy come up afterwards in tears. He was Jewish, and he wanted to inquire into the RCIA process.

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Operation Rice Bowl begins Feb. 25 Print
Around the Diocese
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2009 -- 1:00 AM
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BALTIMORE, Md. — Every year, millions of Catholics participate in Operation Rice Bowl (ORB), Catholic Relief Services’ annual Lenten program that starts Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25. Each Lent, Catholic parishes and schools from more than 13,000 communities use symbolic rice bowls as the focal point for their prayer, fasting, and learning — and to help people living in poverty around the world.

Participants in ORB make the small sacrifice of preparing simple, meatless recipes each week, putting the money they would have spent on a big meal into symbolic rice bowls. That money goes to support CRS’ mission to fight global hunger and poverty. An ORB calendar provides daily reflections and learning opportunities — told through the eyes of people helped by the program — that reinforce ORB’s message and mission.

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Our Lady of Hope Clinic secures location Print
Around the Diocese
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2009 -- 1:00 AM

MADISON — Our Lady of Hope Clinic announced that it has signed a five-year lease for what will become Dane County’s newest and most unique primary care clinic.

The clinic will open its doors at 6425 Odana Rd., Suite D on Thursday, April 2. Doctors Michael Kloess and Anne Volk Johnson say the clinic will meet the highest standards of medical ethics while providing family medicine in an authentically Christian health care tradition.

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