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June 15, 2006 Edition   •   Volume 136, No. 22   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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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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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, 2006 awards competition:

• First place for best editorial on a local issue

• First place for best news writing on a local/regional event

• First place for best general news photo

• Third place for best editorial page or editorial section

• Honorable mention for best single ad - black and white

The forgotten
voice in the
marriage debate

In this week's paper, the Catholic Herald shares a story from a perspective you will not see in most area media. It's the tough, painful lessons one woman learned after being raised by her gay father.

Today's media purports to be impartial, but many facets of the debate on the definition of marriage are left untouched. The Catholic Herald will be tackling these tough questions that you will not read elsewhere.

To read this article click on the following link:

Parents: Please note that some parts of this article include sexually graphic information. Parental discretion is advised.

Clergy changes: New appointments of priests in parishes throughout the Diocese of Madison effective June 15, 2006 are listed here (5/25 edition).

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

German church:
Focuses on World Cup hospitality

Marriage amendment fails:
Despite push by religious leaders


• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Guidelines: Work on Sunday; Communion during Easter time

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope Benedict XVI --
Peter's name: Announcing a new mission among the apostles

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Future special sections:

Healthy Living: June 22, 2006

Retirement Living: July 20, 2006

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Pilgrimage: Experience exciting, joyful, prayer-filled for Madison Sister

MADISON -- Sr. Marcia Vinje has returned to Madison, but her heart is still in Europe.

She was a member of the North American delegation joining about 1,000 Schoenstatt pilgrims at the recent international gathering of members of lay movements in Rome.

A German priest, Fr. Joseph Kentenich (1885-1968), founded the Schoenstatt Marian Apostolic Movement, a Catholic lay movement of religious renewal.

Started in Germany

Prior to the gathering, Sister Marcia and the American Schoenstatts began their pilgrimage in Germany. "We came from all four corners of the United States and from Canada, so we didn't know each other. The week in Schoenstatt was an opportunity to get to know each other."   Full story ...

Join Bishop Morlino
for a family picnic

MADISON -- The April 23 "Doctrine and Dinner" with Bishop Morlino was such a success that many folks asked to do it again. Bishop Morlino also enjoyed himself and suggested that a July repeat would fit in well with his schedule.

We have "connected the dots" and decided to try a slight twist. Thus, the Office of Evangelization and Catechesis invites the people of the Diocese of Madison to a family potluck cookout on Sunday, July 23, at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center (BOCPC), 702 S. High Point Rd., Madison.   Full story ...

Hillside Estates: Receive blessing for new building

MADISON -- The new Hillsides Estates building, a part of the All Saints Neighborhood retirement community, opened its doors June 1 with a ribbon-cutting and blessing by Bishop William H. Bullock.

The first of five planned buildings, Hillside Estates is a two-story, 12-unit building located at 533 Commerce Dr., off Watts Rd. on Madison's west side. In addition to an elevator and underground parking and storage, each unit has two bedrooms and two baths with a balcony or patio, dining room, large kitchen with breakfast bar, living room, and fireplace. One floor plan has two bedrooms with a den.

Hillside Estates is the newest member of the campus, which began one and a half years ago with the All Saints Retirement Center. The center is an apartment complex with many amenities such as a chapel, three libraries, banking, general store, fitness room and classes, planned social outings, meal programs, and more.   Full story ...

Catholic Herald summer publication schedule

During the summer months, The Catholic Herald will continue to be published weekly except for three issues. Remaining issues to be skipped include: July 13 and August 10. At right are deadlines for the issues prior to the weeks skipped:

Issue Weeks covered Deadline Issue skipped
July 6 first two weeks of July June 29 July 13
Aug. 3 first two weeks of Aug. July 27 Aug. 10

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