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The Catholic Herald: Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Madison

May 16, 2002 Edition   •   Volume 132, No. 19   •   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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photo of new bronze Rachel Statue at entrance to Resurrection Cemetery in Madison

RACHEL STATUE -- Bishop William H. Bullock dedicated the new bronze Rachel Statue in front of the Monument to the Unborn at the entrance to Resurrection Cemetery in Madison on Mother's Day, May 12. The project was spearheaded by Knights of Columbus councils, with contributions from area funeral homes.

For more on the project, see Mary C. Uhler's editorial.
(Patrick Scullion photo)

Growing in faith:
Diocesan Institute for Lay
and Diaconate Formation

MADISON -- Seeing the connections between scripture, Catholic teachings, and Catholic rites and liturgies. Challenging people to come to know Christ more personally and more deeply. Stressing the need for personal growth in faith.

These are just some of the lessons participants have learned in the monthly Diocesan Institute for Lay and Diaconate Formation, sponsored by the Diocese of Madison's Office of Pastoral Services.

The most recent institute weekend took place May 4-5 at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center here. It began with morning prayer on Saturday with Bishop William H. Bullock presiding.

Courses offered during the weekend included topics such as Christian anthropology and pastoral care of the sick.

Multicultural church

Sunday began with a Mass at which Fr. Johann Roten, director of the International Marian Research Institute in Dayton, Ohio, presided.   Full Story & upcoming courses ...

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News & Features:

Pope to visit Bulgaria:
Bridge-building with Orthodox

Catholic women: Address spirituality, communications, ethics at convention

Graduation/Careers section:
Catholic school graduates share lessons learned, hopes for future


• Catholic Resources on the Web
by Msgr. Robert H. Aucoin --
Web site worth exploring:
Fr. Stillmank shows how priests reach larger audience

• Looking Around
by Fr. William J. Byron --
Parents: Monitoring children's use of the Web

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen -- Questions:
Children of previous marriage; childless marriage

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II -- Psalm 51:
The best known of the penitential psalms

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