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December 13, 2001 Edition   •   Volume 131, No. 46   •   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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New Catholic Multicultural Center:

Excavation begins; fund raising underway
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The new Catholic Multicultural Center, replacing the building that housed St. Martin House and Centro Guadalupano on Madison's south side, is scheduled for completion by fall of 2002.

By Julianne Nornberg

MADISON -- Excavation for the foundation of the new Catholic Multicultural Center is now under way.

The new facility, which will house the services of St. Martin House and Centro Guadalupano, is being built where the old facility stood on Beld St. on Madison's south side.   Full Story ...

Jesus Is with Us:

News of Great Joy!

By Mary C. Uhler

MONROE -- In the midst of turmoil in the world, there is indeed some good news.

What good news, you might ask? "Jesus is with us -- this is news of great joy."

This message -- this good news -- was shared at the Apostolate to the Handicapped's 34th consecutive Christmas Mass and party for the disabled and elderly Dec. 1.

Jesus is with us

"Truly Jesus is with us in so many different ways, and in so many different people," said Msgr. Tom Campion, Apostolate director, in his message for the day.

"And this is truly the good news of great joy. Our hearts, minds, and bodies are filled with gratitude that Jesus is very close to us, very much with us.

"Jesus is with us today in all the disabled. We see the joy of his teaching in the example of people who bear handicaps. His presence through them brings the joy of living.

"Jesus is with us today in all who help the handicapped, the hundreds of volunteers who make this day a reality. Jesus is with us, all of us, each one of us, and that is the good news," said the priest.   Full Story ...

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News & Features:

Catholic radio:
Provides opportunities to deepen faith, evangelize

Priest profile: Fr. Nicholas Okere, first in a series on Nigerian priests serving in the Diocese of Madison

Madison Knights of Columbus Council:
Recognized with various awards

Doctrinal congregation: Sets new norms for priest pedophilia cases

Day of fasting for peace: Vatican asks bishops to prepare laity


• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano --
War: One of worst forms of captivity

• The Human Side
by Fr. Eugene Hemrick --
Achieving peace at Christmas: Steps to take in time of war

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Fantasies: Doors to entering
a world of wonder and awe

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II --
Psalm 117: Has special significance for Christians

• Coming of Age
by Amy Welborn --
God is with you: Are you with him?

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