June 20, 2002 Edition Volume 132,
No. 23 Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.
|The Catholic Herald
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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: U.S. bishops' historic meeting in Dallas: Adopt charter, norms dealing with sexual abuse. A related story was published in the June 20, 2002 print version of The Catholic Herald.
Bishop Bullock votes
DALLAS, Texas -- Bishop William H. Bullock of Madison voted with the majority June 14 when American bishops adopted a policy that will bar sexually abusive clergy from face-to-face contact with parishioners but keep them in the priesthood.
The national policy is intended to be binding on 178 mainstream dioceses, representing a major shift from the voluntary discipline guidelines the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has relied on for years. The bishops need Vatican approval to make the policy binding.
On the second day of a meeting filled with accounts of abuse by victims, bishops approved the policy on a 239-13 vote by secret ballot. Bullock said he was "profoundly moved" by the victims' stories. Full Story ...
Bishop names new chancellor, board members
MADISON -- Bishop William H. Bullock has appointed Msgr. Daniel T. Ganshert chancellor of the Diocese of Madison effective June 12.
He replaces Msgr. Joseph P. Higgins, chancellor since 1969, who retired on June 12 (see page 10 for more information on Higgins [print edition only]).
In making the appointment, Bullock said, "Msgr. Ganshert has been a faithful and devoted priest in many aspects of diocesan life, from his time at Holy Name Seminary to his work at St. Patrick Parish in Madison and now at St. Raphael Cathedral. The diocesan Strategic Plan was developed under his leadership. He is a man of great patience and is respected by the priests of the diocese."
In accepting the appointment as chancellor, Ganshert told the bishop, "Thank you for allowing me to serve you and my diocese in this way. I am grateful for your blessing that with God's help I may serve well with devotion to our Diocese of Madison in all its needs."
A native of Hazel Green, Ganshert attended grade school and high school in Gratiot; De Sales Preparatory Seminary; Holy Name Seminary, Madison; and completed his seminary studies at St. Francis, Milwaukee. He was ordained a priest May 24, 1974 at St. Raphael Cathedral, Madison. Full Story and photo ...
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