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May 30, 2002 Edition   •   Volume 132, No. 21   •   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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Fr. Robert J.
Brophy dies

MT. HOREB -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, June 5, at 10:30 a.m., at St. Ignatius Church, 111 S. 6th St., Mt. Horeb, for Fr. Robert J. Brophy, 75, who died Saturday, June 1. Bishop William H. Bullock will be the main celebrant and Msgr. Delbert L. Schmelzer, homilist. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday, June 4, from 4 to 8 p.m., with a prayer service at 6 p.m., and before the Mass on Wednesday.

Brophy was born in Lone Rock, Wis. on July 31, 1926 to James D. and Nona E. Brophy. He attended public schools in Lone Rock and studied philosophy and theology at St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 26, 1956 at St. Raphael Cathedral, Madison by Bishop William P. O'Connor.

He served as assistant pastor at St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish, Portage; St. Bernard Parish, Madison; St. Patrick Parish, Lodi; and Holy Rosary Parish, Darlington. He served as pastor of St. Thomas Parish, Potosi and St. Ignatius Parish, Mt. Horeb, with the mission of Holy Redeemer Parish, Perry, from which he retired in 1996 after 28 years as pastor. He also served the diocese as assistant director of Catholic Welfare and area vocation director for Iowa and Lafayette counties.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Avoca.

Sr. M. Villanova Schiller dies

BALTIC, CONN. -- Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, June 4, at 4 p.m., at the Academy of the Holy Family Chapel at the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church for Sr. M. Villanova Schiller, 95, who died Sunday, June 2, at the motherhouse.

She was born in Wutenberg, Germany, on March 27, 1907. She was a former member of the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in Austria before becoming a member of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church in 1974.

She made her first profession in 1931 and final profession in 1937 when she came to the United States. She was assigned to the episcopal residence in Madison, where she was housekeeper for the late Bishop Cletus F. O'Donnell. She resided at St. Elizabeth Home in Janesville before coming to the motherhouse in Baltic in 2001.

Burial will be in the sisters plot in St. Mary's Cemetery, Baltic.

photo of three newly ordained priests with Bishop Bullock and Auxiliary Bishop Wirz

Three men were ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of Madison at St. Raphael Cathedral in Madison on May 24. Posing for a photo after ordination here are Bishop William H. Bullock, center, and Auxiliary Bishop George O. Wirz, second from left, with the newly ordained, from left: Frs. Tait C. Schroeder, Michael E. Moon, and David A. Wanish. This year, Bullock and Wirz celebrate their golden jubilees of ordination to the priesthood. (Patrick Scullion photo)

Ordination to priesthood:
Bishop ordains three new priests
to serve diocese

MADISON -- Trumpets sounded, followed by the majestic sounds of the organ.

Then, the congregation joined in singing, "Lord, you give the great commission" as the procession began. Bishops, priests, deacons, seminarians, and readers walked slowly up the aisle toward the sanctuary of St. Raphael Cathedral.

The ordination Mass on Friday, May 24, was a solemn yet joyful occasion. Following the rites passed down for countless generations, Bishop William H. Bullock ordained three men as priests for the Diocese of Madison: Michael Eugene Moon, Tait Cameron Schroeder, and David Allen Wanish.

"It is with great joy that we gather this evening to ordain our brothers to the order of priest," said Bullock in greeting those present.

Calling of candidates

The ordination rite began when Msgr. Paul J. Swain, vicar general and diocesan vocation director, called forth the candidates for ordination. As their names were called, each of the ordinands stepped forward and said "present" in a loud voice.

Bullock asked Swain if he judged the men worthy for ordination. Swain replied that he testified to their worthiness.

"We hereby choose our brothers for ordination," said the bishop. His statement was followed by applause from the congregation as a sign of joy and consent.

Bullock's homily followed (see Bishop Bullock's column for a complete text).

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Article removed: Because of a licensing agreement with Catholic News Service, The Catholic Herald may archive CNS news stories for only 30 days. A CNS article has been removed from this site: Pope accepts resignation: Of Milwaukee Archbishop Weakland. A related story was published in the May 30, 2002 print version of The Catholic Herald.

Bishop Bullock
offers comment
on Archbishop Weakland

MADISON -- Bishop William H. Bullock of Madison offered the following statement on the resignation of Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland of Milwaukee.

"Archbishop Weakland was my brother Bishop in the Province and fellow Bishop by ordination. I stand by him in prayer and support in these painful days for him. God has done much through Rembert Weakland for God's poor, the downtrodden, and marginalized. I trust we can all keep the full picture of his life in focus and in balance. My prayers for him, Bishop Sklba, the priests, and people of the Archdiocese, our neighbor to the East."

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• Making a Difference
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• Question Corner
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• Spirituality for Today
by Fr. John Catoir --
Meditation: Breathing in the joy
and peace of the Lord

• Your Family
by Monica and Bill Dodds --
Learning to deal with a bully:
Points for children and adults

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