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August 15, 2002 Edition   •   Volume 132, No. 29   •   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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The Catholic Herald awards:

• Web edition: Award of Distinction, The Communicator Awards 2002 Print Media competition.

• Print edition: Award winner, Catholic Press Association 2002 awards competition.

At right: Ready to embark on the five-mile hike to Downsview Lands in Toronto for the papal vigil and Mass, pilgrim Jillene Summers of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Madison, holds up the World Youth Day banner of the Diocese of Madison.

For more on World Youth Day, see the special report in the Aug. 15 print edition or The Catholic Herald Web page the weeks of July 18, July 25, and Aug. 1. (photo by Julianne Nornberg)

photo of Jillene Summers holding up World Youth Day banner of Diocese of Madison

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 ...

Only in the print edition ...
News & Features:

Salt of the earth, light of the world: World Youth Day 2002: Special report

Back to School: Special section

Pope returns to Poland:
Will visit important sites in former archdiocese

La Crosse bishop:
Was consultant for Ann Landers, America's 'answer lady'


• Guest column
by Douglas Kmiec -- School vouchers: Supreme Court finds its way after six decades of struggle

• Seeking Life
by Moises Sandoval -- Welcome others: Living a fully human life

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Questions: Wine in individual cups; denial of Catholic funeral

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II -- New canonizations: Examples of new saints will strengthen God's people

• Your Family
by Monica and Bill Dodds -- Hints:
For when a child goes to college

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