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October 13, 2005 Edition   •   Volume 135, No. 36   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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photo of Sr. Elizabeth Mgbaramuko from Ghana dancing with students from St. Bernard School, Watertown

left arrow SHARING CULTURES -- During a recent visit from delegates of the Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga in Ghana, Sr. Elizabeth Mgbaramuko of the Centre for Development Communications dances with students from St. Bernard School, Watertown. Sister Elizabeth was one of 13 Ghana delegates who visited the Diocese of Madison from September 22 through October 5. (Catholic Herald photo by Jeff Allen)

Partnership: Sharing our cultures

MADISON -- Thirteen members of a delegation from the Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga in Ghana visited the Diocese of Madison from September 22 until October 5.

A cultural exchange: Delegates, host parishes share views

MADISON -- Those participating in the Global Solidarity Partnership delegation visit felt the visit was beneficial for all involved.

Generally the delegation members were very impressed by the hospitality, said Fr. Moses Akebule, administrator of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Bolgatanga and coordinator of the partnership program in Ghana. "We really enjoyed the visit."   Full story ...

Participating in the Global Solidarity Partnership between the two dioceses, the delegates were hosted by 18 parishes in the Diocese of Madison.

In 2002, the partnership between these two dioceses began when a delegation of seven members from the Diocese of Madison visited northern Ghana. When the second delegation from the Diocese of Madison traveled to the Diocese of Navrongo-Bolgatanga in January 2004, the signing of the partnership agreement made the partnership formal.   Full story ...

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Retirement Living: Special section

Synod: Focuses on better understanding, celebration
of Eucharist

Over 1,500 youth: Drawn to youth rally at Holy Hill

Pregnancy Helpline: Help
for women in crisis pregnancies


• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Questions: Sanctuary lamp history; correcting a past mistake

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope Benedict XVI --
Psalm 135: Visions show true and false faith

• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano -- Respect for life:
Is it on our radar screens all year?

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Respect Life: Sept. 29 to Oct. 27, 2005

Senior Focus: Oct. 20, 2005

All Souls Day -- Grief and Hospice: Oct. 27, 2005

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Prioress general:
To speak at St. Thérèse
of Lisieux lecture series

MADISON -- Mother Mary Assumpta Long, co-founder and prioress general of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist in Ann Arbor, Mich., will be speaking at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center in Madison as a part of the St. Thérèse of Lisieux lecture series Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m.

Mother Assumpta holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Peabody College, a master's degree in religious studies from Providence College, and a licentiate in sacred theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas.   Full story ...

New reporter hired

MADISON -- Kathleen "Kat" Bushman is a new reporter who joined the Catholic Herald staff October 3.

A 2004 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bushman has a bachelor's degree in genetics and life science communications. A member of St. Paul's University Catholic Center in Madison, she interned there after graduation, working as a receptionist and helping out in various ways, including coordinating marriage preparation.   Full story ...

photo of pilgrims from Diocese of Madison, along with pilgrims from Canada and France, at World Youth Day

left arrow Pilgrims from the Diocese of Madison pose for a photo at World Youth Day along with pilgrims from Canada and France. They gathered at St. Elisabeth Parish in Wuppertal, Germany, which hosted many of the diocesan pilgrims during their stay. (Photo from Fr. Jim Bartylla)

World Youth Day 2005: A joy-filled experience

World Youth Day was a joyous, faith-filled experience. Over 1,100,000 young people joined the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, for his closing Mass on Sunday, Aug. 21, at Marienfeld. The crowds were overflowing and larger than estimated.

Young people yearn for the truth - the truth only the Church can give. Watching these young people literally run after the Holy Father was a profound experience. This Vicar of Christ draws youth in a manner greater than any rock star or performer. Literally, young people would see the Holy Father from the sidewalk as his "popemobile" passed by on the street, and they would run after the car. Young people would be in tears chasing after him.   Full story ...

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