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August 28, 2003 Edition   •   Volume 133, No. 31   •   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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photo of Bishop Morlino leading rosary outside abortion clinic

Nearly 250 people gather with Bishop Robert C. Morlino Aug. 22 as he leads the rosary outside an abortion clinic across the street from St. Raphael Cathedral in Madison. (Catholic Herald photo by Julianne Nornberg)

Bishop leads rosary:
Outside abortion clinic in Madison

MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino encouraged Catholics to pray for unborn babies, their mothers, and even those who perform abortions.

"Even though we may not agree with people who are promoting error, we must still treat them with loving respect," he said in his homily during a 12 noon Mass at St. Raphael Cathedral Friday, Aug. 22.

After Mass, nearly 250 people walked with Bishop Morlino to pray the rosary in front of an abortion clinic across the street from the cathedral.

Respect every person

"When someone is promoting error, that error has to be corrected of course," said Bishop Morlino. "But the person promoting that error never loses that dignity, that sacredness of the human person."

The challenge for Catholics: is to correct error while maintaining loving respect for the person, he said. "We have to treat every human being as a sister and brother for whom Christ died. If everyone went about correcting error that way, there would be peace.

"So today after Mass we will express our love and respect for the most innocent, for those preborn babies who don't get to see the light of day. Also we want to express love and respect for those women who make the decision that it's better for a baby not to be born. We can never agree with that decision, but we owe the person loving respect."   Full story ...

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'Believe, Achieve':
Edgewood High School kicks off capital campaign

MADISON -- Approximately 75 people attended Edgewood High School's "Believe, Achieve" capital campaign kick-off at the Edgewater Hotel here Aug. 20.

The program began with a video by John Roach Productions, which included comments from students, parents, and faculty at Edgewood High School.

"Throughout this year, we have been focusing on the future," said K. Michele Clarke, president of Edgewood High School. "Many of you helped us in interviews and focus groups."

She noted that 200 parents, alumni, staff, and students gave information to the Board of Trustees to consider.

"We are ready to step forward," she said, noting that for the short term, the $2,500,000 campaign will focus on four key areas:

Faculty - $750,000 will be raised to attract, retain, and reward exceptional faculty, improve benefits and salaries, and provide funds for professional development.

Technology - $250,000 will be raised to connect all remaining classrooms to a network, provide access for all faculty to in-house and online resources, and provide three wireless mobile computer labs.   Full story ...

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