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March 27, 2003 Edition   •   Volume 133, No. 12   •   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 Ghanaian children in a soybean field

left arrow Ghanaian children are shown here in a soybean field in a photo taken during a visit by a delegation from the Diocese of Madison in 2002. Catholic Relief Services is sponsoring a soybean project that strives to improve food security in rural households in northern Ghana.

Global Solidarity Partnership Program: Diocese of Madison ~ Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga

MADISON -- The Diocese of Madison is exploring developing a partnership with the Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga in Ghana through the Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Global Solidarity Partnership Program.

The program seeks to build direct and meaningful relationships between groups of parishes and people in the United States with parishes and people outside of U.S. borders.

"In these relationships opportunities are created to work for justice, build solidarity, and provide mutual understanding as well as faith sharing and learning," said J. Mark Brinkmoeller, director of the Diocese of Madison's Office for Justice and Peace.   Full Story ...

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News & Features:

Catholics react to war: Protests, prayers, support for troops

'Just war':
What does the church say?

Citizens forum:
Draws faith communities, organizations together


• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Questions: Lenten regulations; children of annulled marriage

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II -- St. Joseph: 'Just man' trusted in the Lord

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Archbishop Dolan:
In address to legislators emphasizes civility

MADISON -- It was with resounding applause and standing ovations that Archbishop Timothy Dolan was received when he addressed the State Legislature as a guest speaker at the Capitol March 18.

With a powerful message emphasizing civility - something "we all agree that our society desperately needs" - Dolan brought together Republicans and Democrats alike on a common issue.   Full Story ...

"Ambassadors for Christ" contest for students

MADISON -- The Catholic Herald is sponsoring a spring "Ambassadors for Christ" contest for students. Teachers are encouraged to use The Catholic Herald in the classroom and encourage students to read the paper, particularly articles pertaining to Lent.

The contest has two categories:

1. "Ambassadors for Christ" Drawing Contest for students in grades K-4.

2. "Ambassadors for Christ" Essay Contest for students in grades 5-12.

Deadline is April 4. 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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