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August 1, 2002 Edition   •   Volume 132, No. 28   •   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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Retired Chief Justice Day
named committee chair

MADISON -- Retired Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court Roland B. Day has been named chairman of the Diocese of Madison Review Board on Sexual Abuse, Bishop William H. Bullock announced.

In responding to the U.S. Bishops' "Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People,'' Bullock established a five-member board which includes Joseph Tisserand, vice-president of American Family Life Insurance; Colleen O'Brien, the program director and consultant for the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program in Madison; Dr. Peter Lake, medical director of Child and Adolescent Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital in Oconomowoc; and Msgr. James Gunn, pastor of St. John the Baptist Parish in Waunakee. Their terms are for five years.   Full Story ...

photo of Diocese of Madison Global Solidarity Partnership delegation

The Diocese of Madison Global Solidarity Partnership delegation includes, from left: Fr. Steven Steele, Bloomington; J. Mark Brinkmoeller, Madison; Fr. Stephen Umhoefer, Janesville; Dorothy and Clarence Mougin, Dane; Jessica Brey, Reedsburg; and Malone Miller of Catholic Relief Services. (Patrick Scullion photo)

Delegation visits Ghana:
Global Solidarity Partnership
links dioceses

MADISON -- On Sunday, July 28, a seven-person delegation from the Diocese of Madison left for a visit to Ghana as part of the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Global Solidarity Partnership Program.

The program seeks to build relationships between groups of parishes and people in the United States with parishes and people outside of U.S. borders.

Building solidarity

"In these relationships opportunities are created to work for justice, build solidarity, and provide mutual understanding as well as faith sharing and learning," said J. Mark Brinkmoeller, director of the Diocese of Madison's Office for Justice and Peace, which spearheaded the program here along with the Justice and Peace Committee of the diocesan Presbyteral Council.   Full Story ...

Breaking News ...
Mass of Christian Burial Aug. 8 for
Fr. Joseph Brechtl

PLAIN -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Luke Church, 1240 Nachreiner Ave. here, on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 11 a.m. for Fr. Joseph A. Brechtl, a retired priest of the Diocese of Madison who died on Aug. 4.

Bishop William H. Bullock will be main celebrant of the Mass. Msgr. William A. DeBock will give the homily. Visitation will be at St. Luke Church from 9 a.m. until the Mass. Burial will be at St. Luke Cemetery.

Brechtl, 84, was born in Plain on March 19, 1918, to Margaret (Gruber) and John Brechtl. He attended parochial schools in Plain and the minor seminary at St. Lawrence, Mount Calvary. He studied philosophy at St. Louis Preparatory and theology at Kenrick Seminary, St. Louis, Mo. He was ordained to the priesthood for the Diocese of La Crosse on Sept. 23, 1944 at Kenrick Seminary by Bishop George J. Donnelly, auxiliary bishop of St. Louis.

He served as associate pastor at St. Paul Parish, Bloomer, from 1944 until he was incardinated into the Diocese of Madison in 1947. He served as associate pastor of St. Aloysius, Sauk City, and St. Henry, Watertown. He was pastor of St. Joseph, Argyle; St. Andrew, Verona; and St. Paul, Evansville. He took a leave of absence for health reasons in 1977 and subsequently retired. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 531 and the Fourth Degree Bishop William O'Connor Assembly.

He is survived by two sisters: Louise Kraemer and Mary Anne Liegel, both of Plain.

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