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March 14, 2002 Edition   •   Volume 132, No. 10   •   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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Bishop announces priest appointments

The Most Reverend William H. Bullock, Bishop of Madison, wishes to announce the following appointments, effective noon, Wednesday, June 12:

Rev. Msgr. Paul J. Swain, while remaining as Vicar General, from Director of Vocations, to Pastor, St. Bernard Parish, Middleton.

Rev. Nicholas Okere, from Priest Secretary to the Bishop, to Administrator, Holy Redeemer Parish, Madison, and Special Assistant to the Bishop for Nigerian Solidarity Program.

Rev. Msgr. Daniel T. Ganshert, while remaining Rector, St. Raphael Cathedral and Director, Office of Planning, to Episcopal Vicar for Holy Redeemer Parish, Madison.   Full Story ...

Invitation to Chrism Mass

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Dear Friends in Christ:

I cordially invite you to participate, along with your Pastor and all the priests of the Diocese, in the Mass of Chrism on Tuesday, March 26, 2002, at 7:30 p.m. at Saint Raphael Cathedral. As a Catholic in the Diocese of Madison, I ask that you please try to participate in this special sign of unity for our Diocese and universal Church. As priests and people we commit ourselves to become living worshippers.

Our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, has, time and again, emphasized the new millennium as a ripe time for new evangelization. All baptized persons have a responsibility to take part in and to promote the growth of the Church in the spread of the Gospel and the renewal of each one's faith to follow more closely in the footsteps of Jesus.

If it is not possible for you to come to the Cathedral for the Mass of Chrism, please join us in spirit and in prayer as we bless the Sacred Oils and pray for those who will receive them.

Grace, Mercy, and Peace,

Most Reverend William H. Bullock
Bishop of Madison

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• Spirituality for Today
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• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Adult children's spirituality:
Parents have no control

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II -- Psalm 64:
Invites all to rejoice in God's goodness and sing His praises

• Your Family
by Monica and Bill Dodds --
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• TV Eye by Mark Pattison --
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