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The Catholic Herald: Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Madison

October 31, 2002 Edition   •   Volume 132, No. 40   •   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.

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Faithful Citizenship:
Ethics and elections

MADISON -- "Our social and political life is interconnected with our faith life," said Kathy Markeland, pointing out that being Catholic should be incorporated into our daily lives, including our work life and how we vote.

Markeland is the Wisconsin Catholic Conference (WCC) associate director for Respect Life and Health Care. She and Mike McCabe, executive director of the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, offered comments for a "Faithful Citizenship: Ethics and Elections" session recently at St. Bernard Parish here.

Key issues

The Scriptures give us a lens to look through as we face issues, said Markeland.   Full Story ...

Candidates for governor:
Share positions on key issues

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Jim Doyle

Scott McCallum

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Ed Thompson

Jim Young

MILWAUKEE -- The Catholic Herald sought specific answers on various issues from Attorney General James Doyle, Republican Governor Scott McCallum, Libertarian candidate Ed Thompson, and Green candidate Jim Young. Only Thompson and Young agreed to interviews. McCallum's campaign provided written answers. After several requests, Doyle's campaign refused to respond. In the interest of completeness, Doyle's stated positions are included where they could be determined.   Full Story ...

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News & Features:

Sex abuse crisis:
Commission named

Respect Life --
Global trafficking in persons:

A modern form of slavery

Standing during eucharistic prayer: Should be rare exception


• Coming of Age by Amy Welborn --
Jumping to conclusions:
It's a dangerous game

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Seal of confession: Obligation
of priests to remain silent

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II -- Psalm 85:
Prayer of trust and faith in God

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"Speak Out!" writing contest for students

MADISON -- The Catholic Herald is sponsoring a fall "Speak Out!" writing contest for students in grades five through 12 in the Diocese of Madison.

Beginning with the Sept. 12, 2002 issue, The Catholic Herald will include voter education issues based on "Faithful Citizenship." Students are encouraged to write editorials in response to these articles.

Topics include: 1) Faithful Citizenship in Election Year 2002 (introduction and overview); 2) Human Life and Dignity; 3) Help for Families; 4) Health Care; 5) Budget Shortfalls and Taxation; 6) Criminal Justice and Corrections; 7) Environment and Agriculture.

Deadline is Nov. 8. For more information, interested students may contact their Catholic school teachers or principal, call The Catholic Herald at 608-821-3070, or e-mail

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