Most recent issue Past issues Local/State News National/World News
The Catholic Herald: Official Newspaper of the Diocese of Madison

February 9, 2006 Edition   •   Volume 136, No. 5   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

 Search this site:

Bishop Speaks
About Us

How to submit photos/ads to the Catholic Herald
Catholic Herald Youth page
Artículos en Español:

The Catholic Herald
Mission Statement:

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.
map showing Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin in gold-orange


• Web edition: Catholic Press Association Best Web Site: Third Place, 2005.

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

• Print edition: Award winner, Catholic Press Association 2005 awards competition.

Museum trip
from Madison

MADISON -- The Diocesan Office of Evangelization and Catechesis is sponsoring a mini-pilgrimage and tour to the Milwaukee Public Museum for the Vatican exhibit with Bishop Robert C. Morlino, bishop of the Diocese of Madison, on Thursday, March 23.

The trip includes Mass at Schoenstatt Heights in Madison, a visit to the Vatican exhibit in Milwaukee, a visit to the Schoenstatt Shrine in Waukesha, and dinner with a talk by Bishop Morlino. The bus leaves the Bishop O'Connor Center in Madison at 9 a.m. and returns at 7:30 p.m.

The cost of the mini-pilgrimage and tour is $49 for adults, $48 for seniors, and $25 for children. This includes transportation, admission to the exhibit, and dinner.

For more information or to reserve a spot on the tour, call the Landa Cleary Travel Company, Inc., at 608-849-4359 or toll-free at 1-866-726-7438.

Reservations are non-refundable less than 30 days prior to the trip, but can be transferred to another person.

Museum trip
from Platteville

PLATTEVILLE -- A trip visiting the Milwaukee Public Museum to see the exhibit, "Saint Peter and the Vatican - The Legacy of the Popes," is planned for Saturday, April 8.

St. Mary Parish, Platteville, in conjunction with Warco Transportation, has designated April 8 as "Tour of the Vatican Day" to see the last stop of this traveling exhibit.

The cost for the day trip is $52 per person. The price includes motor coach transportation, individual headsets for an audio tour of the exhibit, admission to the IMAX Theater, and general admission to the rest of the museum.

The price does not include the cost of meals; however, the bus will stop for lunch and dinner. Participates are welcome to bring a sack lunch, but no large coolers are allowed. The trip is open to any adult or young adult who is accompanied by an adult.

Reservations are due no later than February 28. There are two buses available for this trip. The trip will leave from St. Mary Parish, Platteville.

Call Mary at 608-348-7436 or Warco Transportation at 1-888-285-5409 to reserve a place for April 8.

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

Special section: Retirement Living

Series on young adults:
Under 40 and Full of Faith

Maternity home:
New facility blessed


• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Questions: 'Yahweh' biblical reference; receiving Communion

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope Benedict XVI -- Psalm 145: Establishing a kingdom of harmony

Subscribe to print edition

Future special sections:

Senior Focus: Feb. 16, 2006

Lent: March 2, 2006

Church/Building Renovation: March 16, 2006

Senior Focus: March 16, 2006

Weddings: March 23, 2006

Call 608-821-3070 to advertise
or subscribe.
photo of 'Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes' exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum

"Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes" opened on February 4 at the Milwaukee Public Museum. The exhibit will continue until May 7. It features a collection of Vatican art and historic objects tracing 2,000 years of church leadership. (Photo by Oscar Williams)

Vatican exhibit: Expected to draw diverse audience

MILWAUKEE -- It's almost as if God himself is smiling on the Milwaukee Public Museum.

Admission prices for the Vatican exhibit are $18.50 for adults (16-61), $17.50 for seniors (62 plus), and $11.50 for children (3-15). Tickets can be purchased by phone at 414-278-2728 or 888-700-9069. Tickets are also available online at

With the February 4 opening of "Saint Peter and the Vatican: The Legacy of the Popes," the largest tour of Vatican objects, museum staff are excited for this rare opportunity to get a peek at objects that trace the Roman Catholic faith over the past 2,000 years.

"If ever there was such a thing as divine intervention in the life of an institution, this is it," said Dan Finley, president of the Milwaukee Public Museum.

The museum expects that the exhibit, which runs through May 7, will draw viewers from not only the Milwaukee area, but also surrounding states, as this is the tour's last North American stop and only Midwest venue.

"It is an extraordinary exhibition that will mesmerize visitors of all backgrounds," Finley said. "The museum is delighted to provide the Milwaukee community and visitors to the region with this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see timeless works of art in such a meaningful context."

Opening up dialogue

Msgr. Roberto Zagnoli, curator of the Vatican Museums, was at the Milwaukee Public Museum last week for the uncrating of four of the objects to be showcased in the exhibit. The Mandylion of Edessa, considered to be the oldest known representation of Christ, was one of the pieces uncrated.   Full story ...

Perpetual Adoration:
Begins Feb. 12 at Holy Redeemer, Madison

MADISON -- On Sunday, Feb. 12, Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration will begin at Holy Redeemer Parish in the lower chapel.

There will be a procession with the monstrance from the upper church to the lower chapel at the end of the 9 a.m. Mass on Sunday to start the Perpetual Adoration.

"In the very center of the capital city and in the shadow of the University of Wisconsin, 24 hours a day, seven days a week at least two persons will be praying before the Blessed Sacrament exposed in a monstrance," said Msgr. Paul J. Swain, vicar general and pastor of St. Raphael, Holy Redeemer, and St. Patrick Parishes in Madison.

"Hundreds of Catholics from throughout the city and county have committed to holy hours as part of this special ministry. We are grateful for their generosity and expressions of faith," said Monsignor Swain.

He explained that Adoration is rooted in the Mass, which is the summit and source of the Catholic faith. "Exposition leads us to acknowledge Christ's real presence in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. It invites us to the spiritual union with Jesus that culminates in sacramental communion."   Full story ...

Most recent issue           Past issues

Diocese of Madison, The Catholic Herald
Offices: Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center, 702 S. High Point Road, Madison
Mailing address: P.O. Box 44985, Madison, WI 53744-4985
Phone: 608-821-3070     Fax: 608-821-3071     E-Mail:

Web site created by Leemark Communications.