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November 15, 2001 Edition   •   Volume 131, No. 42   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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To be ordained Nov. 16
at Bishop O'Connor Center

MADISON -- Bishop William H. Bullock of Madison has announced that Michael Moon and David Wanish will be ordained to the transitional diaconate for the Diocese of Madison on Friday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m.

The ordination will take place at the Bishop O'Donnell Holy Name Memorial Chapel at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center in Madison.

Bullock will ordain the two deacons. Priests of the diocese will concelebrate the Mass.

Tait Schroeder was also ordained to the transitional diaconate for the Diocese of Madison at the Basilica of St. Peter in Vatican City on Oct. 4.   Full Story ...

Rural Life:

Conference celebrates gifts
and graces of the land
By Joseph O'Brien

SINSINAWA -- Sounding a note of realism tempered by hope, keynote speaker Tim Kautza, environmental specialist for the National Catholic Rural Life Conference (NCRLC), explained why "Eating Is a Moral Act."

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Tim Kautza from the National Catholic Rural Life Conference speaks at a recent conference in Sinsinawa. (Joseph O'Brien photo)

He spoke at the recent "Baskets Overflowing" Rural Life Conference held at the Sinsinawa Mound. It was a day-long celebration of the gifts and graces the land provides to the human family.

An environmental specialist with 25 years of soil and water conservation experience, Kautza has been working on ways to address environmental problems resulting from factory farming techniques. He has coordinated a coalition of grassroots advocacy organizations in Iowa.

Eating Is Moral Act

"Eating Is a Moral Act" is a campaign that the NCRLC started a little more than a year ago to draw public attention to the injustices in the global food system," Kautza said. "But it's not just a slogan, it's a fact. Eating is a moral act. Sometimes a religious act.

"In Scripture, Peter calls us to look to the coming of the day of God and to try to hasten it. He calls us to look, reflect, keep our eyes open . . . and always watching. But his call is also to action.   Full Story ...

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News & Features:

Poverty program grants:
From Catholic Campaign
for Human Development

Adult stem cells: Exciting progress is leading to treatment
of diseases

Lancaster Catholic family: Says setting good example is essential

Bishop's meeting: Bishop Fiorenza in opening remarks contrasts hate, hope

Haitian youth: Receives national Catholic leadership award


• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano --
Terrorists: Identifying roots
of problems

• Looking Around
by Fr. William J. Byron --
Thankfulness: November observance helps us prepare
for Christmas.

• The Human Side
by Fr. Eugene Hemrick --
Strong human spirit: Basic principles

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Eternal salvation: Will result
by following one's conscience, doing good

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II --
Christians: Can be confident
in God's mercy and love

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