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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 ...
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
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.
"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 ...
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.
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
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