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June 13, 2002 Edition   •   Volume 132, No. 22   •   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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Bishops meet in Dallas

For news on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' historic meeting in Dallas to debate and vote on a nationwide mandatory policy to address the issue of the sexual abuse of children, check the U.S. Bishops' Web site and follow the links. Or check the story of the day from Catholic News Service.

Bishop Wirz celebrates Golden Jubilee

photo of Bishop George O. Wirz and other bishops at Wirz's Golden Jubilee Mass

Bishop George O. Wirz celebrates his Golden Jubilee Mass at St. Raphael Cathedral in Madison June 2. From left at the altar are visiting bishops of Wisconsin: Bishop Raphael M. Fliss, Superior; Bishop Robert J. Banks, Green Bay; Bishop Aloysius Wycislo, former bishop of Green Bay; and Bishop Richard J. Sklba, Milwaukee. Also present was Bishop John J. Paul, former bishop of LaCrosse. (Patrick Scullion photo)

Bishop George O. Wirz celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood most appropriately on the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, the Body and Blood of Christ, on Sunday, June 2.

Appropriate because the Eucharist is at the source of the life of every Christian and most especially the ordained priest.   Full Story ...

Allegation: In Diocese of Madison

LODI -- Fr. Kenneth Klubertanz, pastor at St. Patrick Parish in Lodi, has been put on administrative leave following the allegations of an inappropriate incident with a minor 27 years ago, Bishop William H. Bullock announced in a statement read at weekend Masses in Lodi.

He also appointed Fr. Michael Richel, pastor at St. Albert the Great Parish in Sun Prairie, as the administrator of the parish in Lodi.

Klubertanz has denied the allegations.

Bullock said he was following the Diocese of Madison's policy on sexual abuse of minors by a priest in putting Klubertanz on leave, pending an investigation by the diocese. The man who made the allegation has asked not to be identified and thus the diocese has not turned his name over to civil authorities. He was 13 years old when the alleged incident occurred.

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News & Features:

Priest appointments in the Diocese of Madison: Priests take new positions in parishes, offices

Setting a good example:
A Catholic father's perspective

Reclamation project:
Eighth graders leave their mark
at Plain school

Bishops to vote:
On child protection charter


• Spirituality for Today
by Fr. John Catoir --
Seeking peace: When will it return to the Catholic Church?

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen -- The Bible:
Explaining the 'human stories'
to children

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II -- Psalm 147:
Invites all to praise God

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Following are dates for the issues prior to the weeks skipped and the deadlines for those issues:

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