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The Catholic Herald: Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Madison

October 25, 2001 Edition   •   Volume 131, No. 39   •   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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cations, left, talks with Charlotte Bell, Catholic Herald on-line task force chair, about the newspaper's new website. (Pam Payne photo)

Exploring Catholic Herald on-line

The new Catholic Herald website, found at www.madisoncatholic-
, contains weekly news items, columns, editorials, letters, calendars, and information on staff members, advertising, and subscriptions.   Full Story ...

The Catholic Herald:

Launches on-line version

By Charlotte Bell

Hints led to wishes; research and approval led to planning. The Catholic Herald Advisory Committee decided the time was right in the Fall of 2000 for creating an on-line version of its 52-year-old print publication.

An On-line Task Force was recruited. Members included Editor Mary Uhler and Associate Editor Pam Payne as well as Fr. Paul Ugo Arinze, Bill Robbins, Charlotte Bell, and Fr. John Stillmank.

Strategic planning

They used strategic planning methods to guide the committee's course.   Full Story ...

Adult stem cells at work:
Personal experience
for pastor in Janesville

By Julianne Nornberg

JANESVILLE -- It was after a routine check-up in the spring of 1996 that Fr. Michael Doro, pastor of St. John Vianney Parish here, learned he had cancer.

Even after oral treatment, the cancer developed into mantel cell lymphoma, which eats away at the digestive system.

"They said it would come back and keep getting worse," said Doro.   Full Story ...

Stem cells:

Adult cells being used,
don't have to destroy embryos

By Mary C. Uhler

MADISON -- Adult stem cells are already being used successfully to treat people with a variety of diseases, reported Dr. David A. Prentice at a forum held recently at Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish in Madison.

With adult stem cells, "you can treat or cure diseases," he said, "and you don't need to destroy human life." Prentice was referring to the destruction of human embryos by some researchers, including those at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.   Full Story ...

Catholic Herald Weekend

Encouraging all Catholics to read paper

By William C. Robbins

Why Catholic Herald Weekend? That your life will be better, improved, as you learn more about Jesus and your church and know more about happenings of religious importance in your parish, diocese, and the world from a Catholic perspective and interpretation.   Full Story ...

Be an Informed and Educated Catholic

Dear Reader:

Being an informed and educated Catholic helps you be committed to the truth.

By reading The Catholic Herald each week you can easily discuss, debate, and analyze Catholic Identity.

Since September 11th much discussion goes on over cocktails, at work and at home regarding how we as a nation should respond to terrorists who attack us. What moral means may we use to retaliate against a terrorist? How do we protect the innocent? What is the Church's reasoning and teaching with regard to Stem Cell Research?

The Catholic Herald assists us to debate, analyze, and discuss these and other events. Subscribe, read thoroughly, and contribute to discussions about current affairs.

-- Bishop William H. Bullock
Bishop of Madison

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Faith-based initiative: Scholars and policy experts debate


• The Human Side by Fr. Eugene Hemrick --
Overcoming the grip of violence: Opening up

• The Bottom Line by Antoinette Bosco --
Learning from history: Hate is an enemy

• Question Corner by Fr. John Dietzen --
Eucharist: Church's teaching of reception by non-Catholics

• The Pope Speaks by Pope John Paul II --
Thanking God: Faithful recognize it is he who strengthens and leads them

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