|The Catholic Herald
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.
Corpus Christi: Procession, Cathedral announcement
MADISON -- On Sunday, June 10, the Diocese of Madison will celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi - the Feast of the Eucharist, the Body and Blood of Christ - with a Eucharistic Procession led by Bishop Robert C. Morlino.
Bishop Paul Swain, Bishop of Sioux Falls, S.D., and former rector of St. Raphael Cathedral in Madison will join Bishop Morlino in leading the ceremonial procession.
The procession will begin from St. Patrick Church (404 E. Main St.) at the conclusion of the bishop's 11 a.m. stational Mass. The procession will follow Main St. west to the current site of St. Raphael Cathedral (222 W. Main St.), where Benediction will be celebrated in the parking lot.
En route, the procession will pause at the State Capitol, where the bishop will offer remarks. At the conclusion of the event Bishop Morlino will announce the location for the new Catholic Cathedral of Madison.
All are invited to join in the 11 a.m. Mass and the procession following.
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Capital campaign: St. Vincent de Paul plans for new food pantry and service center
MADISON -- The St. Vincent de Paul Society in Madison is publicly launching its first capital campaign this week.
The Help Build Hope campaign's aim is to construct a new food pantry and service center on Fish Hatchery Rd. adjacent to the interim facility at 1309 Culmen St. The campaign's goal is $4 million, with $1.9 million in gifts and pledges made in the campaign's "quiet" phase.
Improve, expand services
The new center will allow St. Vincent de Paul to improve and expand its current efforts and to develop initiatives to help its neighbors in need more effectively and compassionately, said Ralph Middlecamp, executive director of the District Council of Madison. Full story ...
God's plan for sexuality:
Theology of the Body
The desire to be in communion with another person is a universal desire. We hear this desire in the "popular" music of our culture.
In one such song, "Strong Enough," singer/song writer Sheryl Crow sings, "Lie to me, I promise, I'll believe. Lie to me, but please don't leave." We want this communion so much that some will accept a lie just to remain in it . . . hmmm . . . interesting.
Sexual freedom is truly realized in a committed relationship and sometimes we want this freedom so badly that we are willing to sell our soul and body to obtain it or to obtain an illusion of it. Why? Full story ...
Guided by the Spirit:
for parish cemeteries
Throughout the Catholic Church's history there has been a great affinity for places of rest of our deceased brethren. From the catacombs of early martyrs to the parish cemeteries
of the present day, these places should evoke the image of God's great gift to us, the resurrection to eternal glory of our temporal bodies, and the unification of that body to our soul.
In the Catholic tradition, there are two places that are considered sacred: the church and the cemetery. It should be no surprise that just as the Diocese of Madison is taking seriously the shortage of priests by undergoing diocesan wide strategic planning for parishes; it is also taking seriously the responsibility we all have to support our parish cemeteries.
In July of 2006 the diocese contracted with Joseph B. Sankovich and Associates to conduct a comprehensive survey of all 107 parish cemeteries in the diocese. That survey is complete and the diocese is holding several regional meetings to discuss the results of the survey and to outline the course of action over the next months and years. (See the advertisement on this page -- print edition only.) Full story ...
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