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October 26, 2006 Edition   •   Volume 136, No. 39   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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-- Posted: 10/24/2006, 5:03 p.m. Central Time

Watch Bishop Swain installation on Internet

Bishop Paul J. Swain's installation as bishop of Sioux Falls, S.D., will be broadcast live on on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m.

right arrowPRIZED PUMPKIN -- Jenna Wagner, a kindergarten student at St. Peter School, Ashton, holds up the pumpkin she chose during a school field trip to nearby Kalscheuer's pumpkin farm. The students walked down the road to the farm and picked out pumpkins, Indian corn, and gourds. (Catholic Herald photo by Kathleen Bushman)

photo of Jenna Wagner, a kindergarten student at St. Peter School in Ashton, holding up the pumpkin she chose during a school field trip to nearby Kalscheuer's pumpkin farm

Death penalty:
Panelists discuss views on referendum

MADISON -- Should the death penalty be enacted in the State of Wisconsin for cases involving a person who is convicted of a first-degree intentional homicide, if the conviction is supported by DNA evidence?

That is one of the questions coming before voters in a referendum in the November 7 election.

Six panelists - three speaking for the referendum and three against - participated in a forum on the death penalty held October 19 at Edgewood College. The forum was sponsored by the college's Campus Ministry, Department of Social Science, and Department of Theatre Arts. (From November 10 to 18, Edgewood College will present performances of Dead Man Walking, a drama looking at the human consequences of the death penalty.)   Full story ...

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• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
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by Pope Benedict XVI --
Judas Iscariot: Betrayal led
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Senior Focus: Nov. 16, 2006

Thanksgiving: Nov. 23, 2006

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Young adults: Have opportunity to question bishop

MADISON -- It was a packed room of young adults who came to hear Bishop Robert C. Morlino speak on October 17 as part of Theology On Tap. And he gave them what they wanted.

For over an hour and a half at Babe's Bar and Grill in Madison, as young adults sipped sodas, wine, and other drinks - and even ordered curly fries- the bishop answered questions on any topic of interest, from the marriage amendment and his right to speak out about it to his devotion to Mary.

The topic of primary interest was the state marriage referendum: Bishop Morlino answered several questions about the issue and reiterated his statement that it is the responsibility of Catholic laity to purify the culture by voting. But his main concern was his right to discuss the issue in the first place.   Full story ...

Guided by the Spirit:
Parish Core Committee structure, roles

MADISON -- This series of articles has been discussing the various aspects of the Guided by the Spirit planning process.

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This process is being used to assist the Bishop in ensuring that each member of the diocese is being given the opportunity to meet the Risen Christ, every day. This occurs primarily through the sacraments, especially the Eucharist and Penance, but also through the various interactions each of us have with one another, having faith in Christ, and doing the best we can with all that He has given us.

A large part of the emphasis on this planning process has to do with ensuring that the sacraments, catechesis, education, and outreach are all widely available throughout the diocese through each parish's recognition of what it is doing well and what it could do better.   Full story ...

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