Parish Leadership Day:
To focus on evangelization
and parish mission
MADISON -- "Reflect the Light of Christ: Evangelization and Parish Mission" is the focus of the Diocese of Madison Parish Leadership Day to be held Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center. The day was planned by an inter-agency committee with input from the diocesan Cabinet.
Keynote speakers addressing the theme will be Mark Mogilka and Lee Nagel, both from the Diocese of Green Bay. Mogilka is director of pastoral services and Nagel is director of total Catholic education. They will speak at 9:45 a.m. following morning prayer in the chapel at 9 a.m. with Bishop William H. Bullock presiding.
There will be four rounds of workshops throughout the day. Mogilka and Nagel will also present workshops, Nagel on "The Principal's Role in the New Evangelization" and Mogilka on "How to Weave Evangelization through the Fabric of Parish Life." Full Story ...
Continue to drop in Wisconsin
MILWAUKEE -- The newly released Wisconsin abortion figures for 2001 indicate that there were 115 fewer abortions than in 2000. The actual numbers are 11,040 abortions in 2000 and 10,925 abortions in 2001.
"Wisconsin continues to experience dramatic decreased abortion numbers, a trend which began 20 years ago with only a few annual increases over that time span," commented Barbara L. Lyons, executive director of Wisconsin Right to Life.
"At the time when the number of women of childbearing age is rising, it is especially heartening to watch the number of abortions decline. Full Story ...