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September 19, 2002 Edition   •   Volume 132, No. 34   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Diocese of Madison parishes: We remember Sept. 11, 2001

MADISON -- In a violent world, we must learn to obey the commandment of God's love.

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At Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish in Sun Prairie, police, fire, military, and emergency medical service personnel took part in a special Mass on Sept. 11. Pausing before three candles lit for New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington, D.C., are, from left: Officer Jack Wilkinson, Sun Prairie Police Department; Joe Tarnowski, Sun Prairie Fire Department; and Detective Kathy Dorn, Dane County Sheriff's Department. (Patrick Scullion photo)

That was one of the main points Bishop William H. Bullock made in his homily during a Mass commemorating the first anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 at St. Raphael Cathedral.

Concelebrating the Mass were Msgr. Daniel T. Ganshert, cathedral rector; Fr. Nicholas Okere, master of ceremonies for the bishop; and Fr. Francis Xavier Ekwugha, parochial vicar at the cathedral.

"My fellow Americans and brothers and sisters of Christ, in the midst of the vast coverage of the media, we have strong memories of terrorism" that took place a year ago, said Bullock. "Yet the first reading today says we see people stream to the Lord's house. These people in Micah's day were eager for swords to be melted into ploughshares.

No more terrorism

"One day when Micah's vision comes true, there will be no more terrorism, military might, nor stockpiles of armaments. Even between individuals, Micah hints, there will be no acts of aggression," he said.   Full Story ...

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