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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.
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Was a 'quantum leap' for human life
MADISON -- It actually takes eight days to complete Easter Day, Bishop Robert C. Morlino reminded those attending the celebration of the Feast of Divine Mercy on Sunday, April 23, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church.
Easter begins on Easter Sunday and concludes on Divine Mercy Sunday, which is " a very special day," the bishop noted.
People from throughout the Diocese of Madison attended the Mass, which included blessing and veneration of the Divine Mercy image of Christ as he appeared to Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska in Poland in 1931. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament and recitation of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy followed the Mass.
Priests concelebrating included Msgr. Ken Fiedler and Fr. Todd Van Natta from the host parish; Msgr. Delbert Schmelzer, Madison, pastor emeritus and diocesan director of the Propagation of the Faith; Fr. Don Lange, Madison, pastor emeritus; Fr. Wilfred Schuster, Madison, pastor emeritus; Fr. Tait Schroeder, Barneveld/Ridgeway; and Fr. Eric Sternberg, Waunakee. Fr. Jim Bartylla, diocesan vocation director, was master of ceremonies. Full story ...
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Legal profession: Called to build a just society, says bishop
MADISON -- The law is a teacher and people listen carefully to attorneys, Bishop Robert C. Morlino observed as he welcomed those in the legal profession to the Red Mass celebrated on Thursday, April 20, at St. Patrick Church.
Those attending the Mass included legislators, judges, lawyers, and government workers.
Concelebrants included Fr. Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, who was visiting the Madison area; Msgr. Paul Swain, vicar general and pastor of St. Raphael, St. Patrick, and Holy Redeemer Parishes; Msgr. Daniel Ganshert, Lodi/Dane; Msgr. Jim Gunn, Waunakee; Fr. Richard Heilman, Mt. Horeb/Pine Bluff; and Fr. Kevin Holmes, Sauk City. Fr. Jim Bartylla, diocesan vocation director, was master of ceremonies. Full story ...
Mazzuchelli process continues
SINSINAWA -- On April 11, Sr. Toni Harris, prioress of the Sinsinawa Dominican Congregation, received word that the medical miracle needed to advance the cause of sainthood of Fr. Samuel Mazzuchelli, the Dominican missionary priest, has been examined and confirmed by doctors in Rome.
The case was submitted by Dominicans Sr. Mary Paynter and Fr. David Wright, vice-postulators for the cause of Father Mazzuchelli.
The next step in the process will be for Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison to appoint a diocesan tribunal to further investigate the case. After the completion of the tribunal study, Bishop Morlino will issue his recommendation regarding whether or not the case can be considered miraculous. Then the bishop's recommendation will be sent to the Vatican for a final conclusion regarding beatification.
Movement toward possible beatification of Father Mazzuchelli has involved a long process, begun over 40 years ago by the first bishop of Madison, Bishop William P. O'Connor. In 1964, Bishop O'Connor established a Diocesan Historical Commission to determine if documents
available were sufficient for the church to proceed with initial steps required in the process of beatification. Full story ...