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April 20, 2006 Edition   •   Volume 136, No. 15   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Breaking News ...

Fr. Anthony Young dies

-- Posted: 4/25/2006, 7:12 p.m. Central Time

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Fr. Anthony Young

MADISON -- Fr. Anthony John Young, 87, a pastor emeritus of the Diocese of Madison, died on Monday, April 24, at Nazareth House in Stoughton.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Maria Goretti Church, 5313 Flad Ave. in Madison, on Thursday, April 27, at 11 a.m. with Bishop Robert C. Morlino presiding and Fr. Lawrence Kieffer as homilist. Lunch will be served following the funeral service at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 5256 Verona Rd., Madison. Burial will be at 3 p.m. on Thursday at St. Luke Cemetery in Plain.

Friends may call on Thursday at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the Mass at 11 a.m. The Pfanz Mantey Mendrala Funeral Home in Poynette is assisting the family.

Father Young was born on November 3, 1918, in Plain, the son of Anton and Mary (Emer) Young. He attended St. Luke Grade School and High School in Plain, and St. Lawrence Seminary, Mt. Calvary. He studied philosophy at St. Lawrence College and St. Louis Preparatory Seminary, St. Louis, Mo. He studied theology at Kenrick Seminary, St. Louis, Mo.

He was ordained to the priesthood on September 23, 1944 by Bishop George J. Donnelly at Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis. He was a priest of the La Crosse Diocese and then the Madison Diocese.

In 1957 he served as the first diocesan director of vocations. Father Young served parishes in Cashton, Darlington, Truman, Calamine, Gratiot, South Wayne, Boscobel, Neshkoro, Baraboo, and Poynette. He retired in 1994.

He also served as chaplain at St. Mary Ringling Manor, Baraboo. He was chaplain of the Knights of Columbus Council 6997, Poynette. He also served on the committee of continuing education of clergy and the Diocesan Board for Natural Family Planning.

He enjoyed many years of hunting, fishing, and golf with fellow clergy, relatives, and friends.

He is survived by his brothers and sisters: Clarence (Theresa) Young, Plain; Victor (Sharon) Young, Pewaukee; Ellen Young, Plain; and Mary Leonard, DeForest; his sisters-in-law: Elsie Young, Little Chute, and Dianne Young, Waukesha. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Everett, Robert, and Ralph; and a sister, Val Jefferson.

Memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

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Summer Vacation Guide: April 27, 2006

Mother's Day / Festival Guide: May 4, 2006

Retirement Living: May 11, 2006

Graduation/Senior Focus: May 18, 2006

Funeral Planning-Memorial Day:
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Apostolate Spring Day:
He died to save, lives to love

MONROE -- The gymnasium at Monroe Senior High School was filled with joy, laughter, and music - not to mention colorful balloons and Easter bunnies - for the annual Apostolate to the Handicapped Spring Day April 8.

Volunteers served at Mass, served dinner, and played music during the event for about 835 attendees. Many of them - families, Knights of Columbus, Monroe Clinic workers, and FFA members, to name a few - were returning volunteers.

With so much support from so many people to make the event happen, Director of the Apostolate Msgr. Thomas F. Campion declared himself, reprising the immortal words of Lou Gerhig, "The luckiest person today."

"As long as 'your hands are my hands,'" he said, quoting the motto on the Apostolate window at the Bishop O'Connor Center in Madison, "I'm the luckiest person alive."

He lives to love us

The day began with music from Hugo and Heidi, followed by Mass and dinner.

Both Bishop William H. Bullock, bishop emeritus, and Bishop George O. Wirz, retired auxiliary bishop, both longtime supporters of the Apostolate, were present. Bishop Bullock celebrated the Mass and Bishop Wirz and nine priests concelebrated.

The theme of the Spring Day this year, held the day before Palm Sunday, was "He died to save us. He lives to love us." The theme reminded us, Monsignor Campion wrote, that Jesus "saves us from sin, despair, and loneliness, and lives to give us hope, healing, and life."

In his homily, Bishop Bullock enjoined those listening to continue helping others through love.

"There are those who are physically handicapped, emotionally starved, cast aside," he said. "But there's a nakedness about all of us that only others can fill in.

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New superintendent
of Catholic schools:
Bishop announces appointment of Michael Lancaster to post

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Michael Lancaster

MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino has announced the appointment of a new superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Madison.

"As the Bishop of the Diocese of Madison I am exceedingly pleased to announce that Michael J. Lancaster, currently the Principal of Mount Horeb High School in Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, has accepted the position of Superintendent of Catholic Schools for the Diocese of Madison. Mike will be working with Dr. Jim Silver and visiting diocesan schools leading up to the start of his official term on July 1, 2006.

"Michael has 13 years of educational experience as a teacher and administrator. He is a member of the Diocesan Pastoral Council for the Diocese of Madison as well as the Chairman of the Parish Council for Immaculate Conception in Barneveld, Wisconsin. He and his wife Michelle reside in Barneveld with their three children, Meghan, age 12, Colin, age 6, and Heather, age 5."

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Catholic women:
Hold state conference in Watertown

WATERTOWN -- The 91st annual conference of the Wisconsin Council of Catholic Women (WCCW) will be held Friday and Saturday, May 5 and 6, at the Windwood Country Club here. The theme is "The Journey Continues."

A liturgy will be celebrated May 6 at St. Bernard Parish, 114 S. Church St., here at 8:30 a.m. Registration is at 9:30 a.m. followed by the opening and business sessions at 9:45 a.m.

Dr. Richard Lyles will be the speaker in the media session. His topic is "Catholic Media in Contemporary Society." He is currently CEO of Relevant Radio, which includes a network of 17 stations.   Full story ...

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