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July 29, 2004 Edition   •   Volume 134, No. 28   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Walking together:
Bishop from Ghana shares his perspective

photo of Bishop Lucas Abadamloora of the Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga, Ghana

Lucas Abadamloora

MADISON -- We don't always appreciate the benefit of international relations and maybe the world would be more at peace if it learned to exchange those values, said Bishop Lucas Abadamloora, bishop of the Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga in Ghana.

Bishop Lucas (as he is usually called) shared his thoughts in an interview with the Catholic Herald during his visit to the Diocese of Madison July 16-18.

The Ghanaian diocese and the Madison diocese are developing a Global Solidarity Partnership with the help of Catholic Relief Services. Within the past two years, two delegations from the Diocese of Madison have traveled to Ghana. Bishop Lucas was among the many people who warmly welcomed the delegates.

Walking together

"We have a lot to share," said Bishop Lucas, emphasizing the U.S. bishops' 2001 statement on "A Call to Solidarity With Africa." We as Catholics walk together as a family, he emphasized. "I see the partnership in that light, trying to do things together" as human beings and Christians, he said.

It is humanly and spiritually encouraging to expose people of the same faith to another culture, he said, noting the Catholic faith is the first connection between the two cultures. "This partnership gives us extended family members who strive for the same goals."   Full story ...

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Social Ministry interns:
Working for social justice

MADISON -- Eight young adults this summer are gaining firsthand experience in living out Catholic social teaching.

They are participants in the Social Ministry Internship Program, sponsored by the Diocese of Madison's Office for Justice and Peace.

Working in church agencies and offices, the interns share their hands-on experiences with each other in meetings and discussions led by J. Mark Brinkmoeller, director of the Office for Justice and Peace. The program was instituted by Bishop William H. Bullock eight years ago to meet goals of the Strategic Plan of the diocese.

'Being there for people'

Four interns are working in the Catholic Multicultural Center in Madison, which houses Centro Guadalupano and St. Martin House.   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 remaining issue to be skipped is Aug. 12. Following is the deadline for the issue prior to the week skipped:

Issue Weeks covered Deadline Issue skipped
Aug. 5 first two weeks of Aug. July 28 Aug. 12

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