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December 12, 2002 Edition   •   Volume 132, No. 46   •   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.

photo of Bishop Bullock distributing Communion at Apostolate to the Handicapped Mass

Bishop William H. Bullock distributes Communion at the Mass opening the 36th annual Christmas celebration of the Apostolate to the Handicapped of the Diocese of Madison. (Catholic Herald photo by Bill Boyce)

Let Us Go Rejoicing:
Disabled, elderly, volunteers enjoy Christmas celebration

MONROE -- There are always plenty of smiles and hugs shared at the annual Christmas celebration sponsored by the Apostolate to the Handicapped.

That's why the theme of this year's 36th annual celebration was so appropriate: "Let Us Go Rejoicing - Celebrating 35 Years!"

Joy fills the Monroe High School gymnasium as over 1,200 guests and volunteers assemble for the special Mass, dinner, and entertainment. Guests hug people they haven't seen for a year. Volunteers greet the guests and other volunteers with a smile.   Full Story ...

Historic church:
Plans to restore St. Augustine,
New Diggings

NEW DIGGINGS -- The Father Mazzuchelli Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus in Lancaster has announced plans to complete the restoration and preservation of St. Augustine Church, located in New Diggings in Lafayette County.

The Library of Congress in 1935 designated the church as a building of historic value and worthy of preservation. The structure is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Structures.

Built by Fr. Mazzuchelli

This Greco-Gothic architecture incorporates most of the typical features of the designs used by Fr. Samuel Mazzuchelli in building more than 24 churches and public buildings in the tri-state area of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Illinois during the 1830s and 1840s.   Full Story ...

Please note
holiday deadlines
The Catholic Herald will not publish an issue the week of New Year's Day, Jan. 1.

Therefore, all parish and diocesan events dated from Dec. 26 through Jan. 9 will be included in the Dec. 26 issue. The deadline for that issue is Dec. 18.

Happy holidays to all our readers!

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

Calls for peace grow louder:
As weapons inspectors work
in Iraq

Henry Busch: Honored for lifelong service to youth

Sexual abuse: New settlements, court rulings, lawsuits


• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano --
Ways you can aid the poor: Making a difference at Christmastime

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen -- Questions:
Real presence of Christ beliefs; Holy Name Society existence

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II --
Psalm 51 (50): 'Miserere' is plea
for God's mercy and forgiveness

• Coming of Age by Amy Welborn --
Maturing in faith: Distinguishing the teaching from the teacher

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