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January 23, 2003 Edition   •   Volume 133, No. 3   •   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.

Catholic school graduates:
'Making a World of Difference'

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Catholic Schools Week will be observed Sunday, Jan. 26, through Saturday, Feb. 1, in Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Madison and the United States. See the special supplement in the Jan. 23, 2003 print edition of The Catholic Herald for more on Catholic schools.

MADISON -- Catholic schools are making a difference in the world. Graduates of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Madison prove it.

Eileen Harrington

According to Maryann Slater, principal of Blessed Sacrament School in Madison, Eileen Harrington is one such graduate "making a world of difference."

After Harrington graduated from Blessed Sacrament School in 1987, she attended Edgewood High School in Madison. She received a degree in biology and environmental studies from Macalester College; then she joined the Peace Corps in 1996. For the next four years, she trained rural teachers in Paraguay in environmental education and designed and directed environmental programs for schools and businesses.

While Harrington pursued a master's degree in environmental studies from York University in Toronto, her thesis project involved working with farmers, teachers, and students in Costa Rica, developing programs to promote shade and organic coffee in southern Costa Rica. Full Story ...

Camp Gray: A summer place equipping children for faith and fun

You might have heard the expression that with the right set of tools a person can fix anything.

Regardless of whether you are very handy or you require detailed instructions to operate a folding chair, there is a grain of wisdom in this saying. The right tools make a tough job possible and easier.

Camp Gray is dedicated to equipping children with emotional and spiritual tools they need in order to mature, make good decisions, and grow closer to God.

Combine this with some rip-roaring, foot-stomping, plain-old good times, and Camp Gray is the perfect mix of faith and fun. Campers get to participate in such activities as mountain biking, rock climbing, canoeing, horseback riding, and swimming all in the context of exploring themselves and their faith.

They are challenged to try new things and be adventurous in the midst of a supportive community.   Full Story ...

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News & Features:

Vatican: Catholics must not promote laws that attack life

Catholic 'peace' representatives: Brave cold to protest possible
Iraq war

UW football player: Catholic faith plays important part in success


• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano --
First-strike attack on Iraq:
Not necessary for peace

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Questions: Presentation of Christ; funeral Mass for Jehovah Witness

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II -- Psalm 119:
Celebration of God's word as source of wisdom, life, truth

• The Bottom Line
by Antoinette Bosco --
Violence against women: 'Funny, he doesn't look like a murderer'

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Search engine: Now available on Catholic Herald Web site

MADISON -- A search engine is now operating on The Catholic Herald Online at

Located in the upper lefthand corner (above the main menu) of each page of the Web site, a search box allows users to type in key words that help them narrow down their searches for information.

Key words can bring up articles that have been posted on the Web site since Oct. 11, 2001, the date of the first issue of The Catholic Herald Online.

To use the search engine, click in the grey box with the words "Search this site," type in a word, and click "go." A list of items on The Catholic Herald Web site containing that word will appear.

A weekly search report shows how often the search capability is being used, said Chris Lee of Leemark Communications, who maintains The Catholic Herald Web site. Daily number of searches and most-often-searched-for words are among the data collected in the weekly search reports.

"It can give you an idea of what people are looking for," he told Catholic Herald staff. "It can help us consider how to lay out information to make it easy to find, and it can even give you story ideas."

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