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There will be no Catholic Herald issue published on August 14, 2003. The next issue will be August 21, 2003.
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August 7, 2003 Edition   •   Volume 133, No. 29   •   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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• Web edition: Catholic Press Association Best Web Site: Honorable Mention.

Award of Distinction, The Communicator Awards 2002 Print Media competition.

• Print edition: Award winner, Catholic Press Association 2003 awards competition.

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Bishop Robert C. Morlino greets Bernie, Vicki, and Luke (in his father's arms) Trujillo of Holy Redeemer Parish, Madison, after Mass at St. Raphael Cathedral. (Catholic Herald photo by Abby Henderson)

New bishop at cathedral:
'We have to hunger for the truth'

MADISON -- With joyful hearts and voices, people of the Diocese of Madison joined Bishop Robert C. Morlino as he presided at Mass as fourth bishop of the diocese at St. Raphael Cathedral Sunday, Aug. 3.

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"The cathedral is the mother church of the diocese and home of the bishop's chair and of the bishop," said Msgr. Paul J. Swain, rector of St. Raphael Cathedral. "So, Bishop Morlino, welcome home."

The congregation applauded.

"Thanks to Msgr. Swain, all of you, and so many others, I feel very much at home," said Bishop Morlino.

Concelebrating the Mass were Monsignor Swain; Msgr. Stanley Piorkowski, a friend from Dunmore, Pa.; Fr. Ivan Fucek, a Jesuit priest who was Bishop Morlino's doctorate thesis director; and Fr. John Fleckenstein; a friend from the Diocese of Kalamazoo.  Full story ...

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News & Features:

Same-sex unions 'harmful'

Archbishop O'Malley:
Installed as head of Boston archdiocese

Bishop Robert C. Morlino installed as Fourth Bishop of Madison


• The Human Side
by Fr. Eugene Hemrick --
Church's next step: Regain strength by focusing on one issue

• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano --
Touring: Calling attention to justice

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Questions: Lay ministers; receiving communion twice a day

• Your Family
by Monica and Bill Dodds -- Unintentional pressures:
When tragedy strikes

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II --
Being reassured:
God always ready to forgive

• 19th Sunday in Ordinary Time readings:
God's gift to us: Jesus gave his flesh for the 'life of the world'

• 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time readings:
Christ's body and blood:
Enables eternal life with God

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Bishop Morlino:
Receives warm welcome
from people in the pew

MADISON -- People from the Diocese of Madison gathered in the undercroft of St. Raphael Cathedral for a reception welcoming Bishop Robert C. Morlino after Mass Aug. 3. Many gave their first impressions of the newly appointed bishop.

"I love his smile," said Joan Rubens from St. Dennis Parish, Madison. "He is intelligent, kind, and loving."

She noted that the bishop had placed his hand on the shoulder of a person in a wheelchair as he came down the aisle in the processional for Mass. "It elated the person and it was just beautiful," she said.   Full story ...

Building for the Millennium: Wisconsin Dells parish plans for future

WISCONSIN DELLS -- The growing numbers of tourists coming to Wisconsin Dells year-round and the shortage of priests have both impacted St. Cecilia Parish here.

During the busy tourist season from Memorial Day to Labor Day, St. Cecilia often has to double-up on Masses. After the church is filled, the overflow crowd walks across the street to the parish center. There, a second Mass is offered by a visiting priest.   Full story ...

Catholic Herald summer publication schedule

During the summer months, The Catholic Herald will continue to be published weekly except for three issues. The issues to be skipped include: June 5, July 10, and Aug. 14.

Individuals, parishes, and organizations should keep these dates in mind when sending information to be published. Some events should be publicized two weeks in advance.

Following are deadlines for the issues prior to the weeks skipped and the deadlines for those issues:

Issue Weeks covered Deadline Issue skipped
May 29 first two wks. of June May 21 June 5
July 3 first two wks. of July June 25 July 10
Aug. 7 first two wks. of Aug. July 30 Aug. 14

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