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September 12, 2002 Edition   •   Volume 132, No. 33   •   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.

Lecture series: Speaker is Dr. Zeni Fox

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Dr. Zeni Fox

MADISON -- Dr. Zeni Fox, associate professor of pastoral theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary located at Seton Hall University in New Jersey, will deliver the next address in the St. Thérèse of Lisieux Lecture Series on Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center in Madison.

Fox is an advisor to the U.S. Bishop's Subcommittee on Lay Ministry. Her books, New Ecclesial Ministry: Lay Professional Serving the Church and Forging a Ministerial Identity, have become valuable resources for those in ministry. She holds a Ph.D in theology from Fordham University in New York.

Her address will focus on laity's role in realizing the mission of Christ. The lecture, dedicated to the issue of lay involvement in the church, is seen as central to accomplishing the goals of the lecture series, which include promoting knowledge of the Catholic faith and tradition, preparing the faithful for a more fully conscious and active participation in the mission of Christ, and providing moral testimony which demonstrates the social consequences of the demands of the Gospel.   Full Story ...

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Faithful Citizenship

Decisions by the State Legislature in 2003 will be made by officials Wisconsin citizens elect in the fall of 2002. This week, The Catholic Herald begins a seven-week voter education series prepared by the Wisconsin Catholic Conference. The information aims to help interested voters assess election issues from a Catholic perspective.

Faithful Citizenship in 2002: Introduction and overview
"Speak Out!" writing contest for students
Faithful Citizenship: Other resources
Voter education materials: Meant to be helpful, issue-oriented

New series at cathedral designed for young adults

MADISON -- Young adults in the Diocese of Madison are invited to attend Theology-On-Tap, a four-week speaker series designed to address the needs and concerns of those in their 20s and 30s.

Theology-On-Tap was started by Fr. John Cusick in the Archdiocese of Chicago in 1980. This is the first time it will be offered in the Diocese of Madison.

Sponsored by St. Raphael Cathedral Parish and the Diocese of Madison, each session of the series starts at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning Sept. 19, at St. Raphael Cathedral, 222 W. Main St.

"Theology-on-Tap has been underway for many years now in some of our neighboring dioceses and has proven effective in attracting the 20- and 30-year-old Catholics," said Msgr. Dan Ganshert, rector at St. Raphael Cathedral.

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Special section highlights diocesan programs

9-11-01: Articles commemorating first anniversary

Trip to the Dells: Disabled and elderly enjoy Mass, water show


• Spirituality for Today
by Fr. John Catoir --
Gratitude for gifts of life, faith

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Born-again Christian:
What is the real meaning?

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II --
Canticle of Isaiah passage:
Prophetic vision of the world's
last days

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