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May 8, 2003 Edition   •   Volume 133, No. 18   •   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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Faithful citizenship:
Catholics put faith into action at Capitol

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Members of the Diocesan Council of Catholic Women meet with Representative David Ward, center, at the State Capitol. Pictured from left are: Mary Marion, St. Joseph Parish, Fort Atkinson; Dorene Shuda, St. John the Baptist Parish, Jefferson; Linda Rosiejka, St. John the Baptist Parish, Jefferson; and Mary Sykes, St. Joseph Parish, Fort Atkinson. (Catholic Herald photo by Julianne Nornberg)

MADISON -- Approximately 280 Catholics from throughout Wisconsin practiced "faithful citizenship" as they gathered in Madison April 29 for "Catholics at the Capitol," a day-long conference sponsored by the Wisconsin Catholic Conference (WCC) and other Catholic organizations in Wisconsin.

The third biennial conference began at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center for a program of education and advocacy. It included a keynote speech by Fr. J. Bryan Hehir, president of Catholic Charities USA, and breakout sessions on current state public policy issues and Catholic social teaching.

At the end of the day, many of the participants walked or drove from the Monona Terrace to meet with legislators at the nearby State Capitol.   Full Story ...

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• Guest column
by Douglas W. Kmiec --
Real affirmative action: Yes to diversity, no to racial unfairness

• The Bottom Line
by Antoinette Bosco --
Women and war: Shift in feelings?

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Religious backgrounds:
May cause marital disruption

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II -- Psalm 101: Ruler models actions on God's just governance of world

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Mass of Christian Burial May 9 for Fr. Fitzpatrick

DARLINGTON -- A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, May 9, at Holy Rosary Church here for Fr. Jerold Francis Fitzpatrick, 68, who died May 5. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the Mass.

photo of Fr. Jerold F. Fitzpatrick
Fr. Jerold F.

Bishop William H. Bullock will be the main celebrant at the Mass. Burial will take place at the parish cemetery in Darlington.

Visitation will also be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 8, at St. Joseph Church, Gratiot, and will include a prayer service.

Fitzpatrick was born in Dubuque, Iowa, to Mildred and Francis Fitzpatrick. He attended Holy Rosary Grade School in Darlington. He completed his high school studies at St. Lawrence Seminary, Mt. Calvary, and he attended college at St. Francis Seminary, Milwaukee. He completed his philosophy and theology studies at St. Francis Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 26, 1962 for the Diocese of Madison at St. Raphael Cathedral by Bishop William P. O'Connor.

He served as associate pastor of St. Patrick Parish, Madison; St. William Parish, Janesville; St. Victor Parish, Monroe. He served as pastor of St. Thomas Parish, Montfort; St. John Nepomucene Parish, Castle Rock; St. Mary and St. Paul Parish, Mineral Point; St. Patrick Parish, Janesville; St. Joseph Parish, Gratiot; and St. John Mission, South Wayne.

He also served as diocesan rural life director and on the Presbyteral Council.

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