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February 5, 2004 Edition   •   Volume 134, No. 5   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Breaking News ...

Sr. Carmela Pierick dies

-- Posted: 2/10/2004

MADISON -- Sinsinawa Dominican Sister Carmela Pierick, 80, died Feb. 7.

Born to Emma and Henry Pierick in Highland, she entered the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation in 1953. She served in education most of her life, teaching in Boscobel public schools before joining the Sinsinawa Dominicans.   Full story ...

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Barneveld parish:
Receives permission
to repair damages

-- Posted: 2/6/2004

BARNEVELD -- Immaculate Conception Parish here, whose church sustained smoke damage in a fire Dec. 23, received permission from Bishop Robert C. Morlino to use insurance funds to begin repairs immediately.

Fr. Donald Lange, pastor of Immaculate Conception Parish and St. Bridget Parish in Ridgeway, received a letter from the bishop Feb. 4 after the bishop and Msgr. Paul J. Swain, vicar general, met with about 175 Immaculate Conception parishioners for input about the church Thursday, Jan. 29.

The parish is currently working with its insurance company to evaluate the cost of repairs.
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News & Features:

Eucharistic Adoration: Scheduled in parishes in Diocese of Madison

Boston Catholics:
Educated about same-sex marriage amendment

Archbishop Burke: Installed
as head of St. Louis Archdiocese


• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano -- Catholic faith:
Resolve to put it into action in 2004

• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Assumption of Mary:
Why Catholics believe

• Your Family
by Monica and Bill Dodds --
Help your child: Become a reader

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope John Paul II -- Psalm:
Shows God's goodness to all

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Join Bishop Morlino:
To view movie, The Passion of the Christ

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Robert C. Morlino

MADISON -- People in the Diocese of Madison have a special opportunity to join Bishop Robert C. Morlino to view the new movie, The Passion of the Christ.

A private viewing of the film will be presented Sunday, March 7, at 1:30 p.m. at Point Cinema, 7825 Big Sky Dr. in Madison. The theater is located about a half mile from the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center off High Point Rd.

The movie will be followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, prayer, and Benediction in the chapel at the O'Connor Center at about 3:30 p.m. After that, there will be an opportunity for socializing, refreshments, and discussion with Bishop Morlino in the O'Connor Center dining area.

Produced and directed by Mel Gibson, The Passion of the Christ captures the last 12 hours of Christ's life. The movie will open in U.S. theaters on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25.

Bishop previewed film

Bishop Morlino had the opportunity to view the film in Denver at the recent national meeting of FOCUS (Fellowship of Catholic University Students). The bishop was very impressed with the movie.   Full story ...

Like puzzle pieces:
We all are needed, teens learn

WISCONSIN DELLS -- We all are like pieces in a puzzle: each of us has a place to fill.

This was one of the messages at Resurrection 2004, a recent rally for more than 200 Catholic high school youth held Jan. 23-25 at Chula Vista Southwest Resort here.

The rally began with a keynote presentation by Mike Patin on a Friday night and ended after Sunday morning Mass at which Bishop Robert C. Morlino presided.

"Puzzled?" was the theme of the rally. It addressed not only the idea that people must find where they "fit" into God's big picture, but it also addressed issues about which teens have questions.

Life is about love

Fr. Felix Oehrlein, pastor of St. Cecilia Parish here, presided at a Saturday morning prayer service.

"Love is what it's all about," he said. "Jesus reminds us to keep his commandments. Jesus came here and lived among us and lives with us today. He lives in the church and you and I are that church."

In the midst of the turmoil of the world and the turmoil of ourselves, the solution is love, he said.

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