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(posted 5/3/2005)

May 5, 2005 Edition   •   Volume 135, No. 17   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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

• Print edition: Award winner, Catholic Press Association 2004 awards competition.

Clergy changes: New assignments of priests in parishes throughout the Diocese of Madison effective noon, June 15, 2005 are listed here.

Diocesan financial statements online

MADISON -- The most recent audited financial statements of the Diocese of Madison can now be viewed on the diocesan Web site at

Links to a PDF of the statements are in the "Other featured content" box on the front page of the site as well as in the Office of Finance and Office of the Bishop pages. The address of the PDF is:

Only in the print edition ...
News & Features:

Diocese of Madison parish festivals: Clip 'n save calendar

St. Vincent de Paul: Food pantry
to move to new location in July

Eucharistic Adoration:
Throughout diocese

Pope: Hopes to make
Christ's light shine

Women: Tell senators
of pro-life views


• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Signifying dates: Changing
from 'BC' to 'BCE' and 'AD' to 'CE'

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope Benedict XVI --
Pope: Significance of Benedict

• Your Family
by Monica and Bill Dodds --
What mothers really want

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photo of Diocesan Choir singing at this year's Chrism Mass

The Diocesan Choir with their new collars sings at this year's Chrism Mass. (Catholic Herald photo by Abigail Henderson)

Diocesan Choir:
Plays special role in time
of loss and renewal

MADISON -- Though the choir loft of St. Raphael Cathedral is in ruins, the Madison Diocesan Choir sings on.

Madison Diocesan
Choir concerts

Patrick Gorman, director
Glenn Schuster, organist and assistant director

"Sing Ye Heavens!": A spring concert of hymns and songs from the Old and New Worlds

7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 7
Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center
702 S. High Point Rd., Madison

7 p.m., Saturday, May 14
Saint Peter Parish
5001 N. Sherman Ave., Madison

Both sites wheelchair accessible. Large-print programs available. Free admission to both concerts. Free-will offering welcome.

On March 14, a fire, allegedly set by a transient, destroyed much of the historic cathedral. As hard as that was to endure, a greater loss soon followed for the Diocese of Madison and Catholics around the world.

Pope John Paul II, the church's beloved pontiff, died April 2. The day of his funeral, thousands of mourners filled St. Peter's Square.   Full story ...

'You are a prayer powerhouse':
Disabled priest tells handicapped

MONROE -- All of the suffering we as handicapped people undergo here on earth can be offered up in prayer for the salvation of the world, Fr. Ted Borger told the disabled who gathered for the 38th annual Apostolate to the Handicapped Spring Day at Monroe High School April 16.

Father Borger, a retired United States Navy chaplain who is in a wheelchair, was the principal celebrant and homilist at the Mass. He was joined by Bishop William H. Bullock, bishop emeritus, and 12 concelebrating priests.

People from throughout the Diocese of Madison and beyond gathered for the annual event that included Mass, a meal, and entertainment held at Monroe High School. "We place our faith in you" was the theme of the day.   Full story and photo ...

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