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July 27, 2006 Edition   •   Volume 136, No. 27   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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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

Planning for the future:
Chancellor updates council

MADISON -- Planning for the future of the Diocese of Madison and the cathedral were the two main topics of discussion at the July 8 meeting of the Diocesan Pastoral Council (DPC) held at the Bishop O'Connor Center.

Bishop Robert C. Morlino urged members to share their comments and ask questions. "We're here to listen to you."

Kevin Kelly, DPC chairman from Sun Prairie, added, "I would encourage you to ask questions and share your thoughts and insights."   Full story ...

Archbishop Cordes to speak in Madison (posted: 7/20/2006)

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Special Section: Vacation Guide

Internship Program: Commitments to social justice

Senior scams:
Tips on how to prevent them

FOCUS: Chaplain, missionaries share stories

Kieler addition: Bishop blesses new building for parish


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Grant Emmel: Named Vice-Chancellor for diocese

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Grant Emmel

MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino has named Grant Emmel Vice-Chancellor of the Diocese of Madison effective September 5.

Emmel has been serving as Executive Assistant to the Bishop since June of 2005. In his new position, he will be working with Chancellor Kevin R. Phelan, primarily in the diocesan strategic planning process [see article above].

"Grant has a process and analytical background that will be invaluable to our strategic planning process," said Phelan. "Grant's proven track record with information technology will also help us to evaluate and streamline our infrastructure and insure we invest in cost efficient technologies in the future.

"Having worked closely with Bishop Morlino, Grant is in a unique position to help us move forward with both the Pastoral Center reorganization and the diocesan strategic planning process," said Phelan.   Full story ...

Brent King: New Communications Director and Assistant to the Bishop

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Brent King

MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino has announced that Brent M. King will be the new Director of Communications and Executive Assistant to the Bishop for the Diocese of Madison effective September 5.

"I am very excited about having Brent King serve in the diocese," said Bishop Morlino. "I have worked with him professionally and I know him personally. I think he will bring many gifts and talents to our diocese."

King has served as Director of Communications for the Diocese of Kalamazoo, Mich., since 2002. He has also been editor of the diocesan newspaper and chief computer technician for the Diocese of Kalamazoo.   Full story ...

Holy Hill: Named Minor Basilica

MILWAUKEE -- Pope Benedict XVI has granted Minor Basilica status to Holy Hill, National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians.

The announcement was made by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan during a special Mass on Sunday, July 16, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the Discalced Carmelite Friars to Holy Hill.

The status means the nationally acclaimed church will be referred to as The Basilica of Holy Hill, National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians. Currently they are 56 minor basilicas in the United States, including The Basilica of Saint Josaphat, 2333 S. 6th St., Milwaukee, named a Minor Basilica by Pope Pius XI in 1929.   Full story ...

Catholic Herald summer publication schedule

During the summer months, The Catholic Herald will continue to be published weekly except for three issues. The remaining issue to be skipped is August 10. At right is the deadline for the issue prior to the week skipped:

Issue Weeks covered Deadline Issue skipped
Aug. 3 first two weeks of Aug. July 27 Aug. 10

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