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June 21, 2007 Edition   •   Volume 137, No. 23   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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Print edition: Award winner, Catholic Press Association, 2007 awards competition:

• First place for best single ad (black and white)

• Third place for best single ad (color);

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

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-- Posted: 6/26/2007, 5:59 p.m. Central Time

Change in Into Great Silence event

MADISON -- The Into Great Silence event for young adults in their 20s and 30s has been moved to the Wednesday, June 27, 7:25 p.m. showing, two days before the originally scheduled date.

Sundance Cinemas at Hilldale in Madison will not be showing the movie Into Great Silence, a film about the Carthusian monks, on Friday as expected. So the event, sponsored by the Ruah Arts Group, Downtown Young Adult Ministry, and the Office of Vocations, is rescheduled for Wednesday, June 27. The event starts with an optional dinner at 5:30 p.m. at the Great Dane Pub & Brewing at Hilldale Mall and the movie at 7:25 p.m. at the cinema (430 N. Midvale Blvd., Madison, on the corner of University Ave. and Midvale Blvd.), with drinks following.

To purchase tickets online go to (be sure to choose Sundance Cinemas 608 in Madison and not the theater in San Francisco) for the Wednesday, June 27, 7:25 p.m. showing, in Row F or above. For more information on the movie or ticketing, call Sundance Cinemas at 608-316-6900. For any questions about the evening, call Marcella Colbert at St. Patrick's Church at 608-257-5000.

Tribunal director:
Explains church process in abuse cases

MADISON -- With the release of the final decision by the Vatican's Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith in the penal judicial trial of Fr. Kenneth E. Klubertanz, questions have arisen about the duration of the process involved, the nature of the decision reached, and the relation between ecclesiastical and civil law.

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Jay Conzemius, director of the Tribunal for the Diocese of Madison, answered some of these questions in an interview. Conzemius, a canon lawyer, holds the positions of Promoter of Justice and Defender of the Bond with the Diocese of Madison's Tribunal.

As Promoter of Justice, amongst other things he represents the Church in cases of clergy sexual abuse of minors, the latter being viewed as a crime against the Church. As Defender of the Bond, he represents the Church in marriage invalidity cases.   Full story ...

New mailing address for paper

The Catholic Herald is using a new mailing address for all editorial and advertising correspondence, effective immediately. The following is the correct address to use:

702 S. High Point Rd.
Madison, WI 53719-3522

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News & Features:

At Assisi: Pope appeals for peace

Corpus Christi celebrations:
At Perry and Durward's Glen

Icon of Mary:
Installed at Nativity of Mary Parish


• Question Corner
by Fr. John Dietzen --
Consecrated virgins:
Who are they, what do they do?

• The Pope Speaks
by Pope Benedict XVI --
Eusebius of Caesarea:
Writings continue to inspire

• Faith & Precedent
by Douglas W. Kmiec --
Immigration reform:
A matter of reason and faith

• Making a Difference
by Tony Magliano --
Keeping our promises:
To the world's poor, needy

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Future special sections:

Healthy Living: June 28, 2007

Fall Vacation/Senior Focus: July 19, 2007

Retirement Living: July 26, 2007

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Waunakee parish:
Building for the next 100 years

WAUNAKEE -- As parish communities get larger and time passes, parishes are faced with the challenge of providing for the needs of their people in increasingly confined and aging buildings.

For St. John the Baptist Parish, Waunakee, meeting this challenge meant expanding their current church and school into a campus that will include the existing church, a new worship and gathering space, an office building, and the school.

The "Building a Community of Faith" process, which was begun nearly a decade ago with a long-range plan committee, continued June 2 with an official groundbreaking of the new church. The ground had already been broken for construction, but the symbolic occasion included Mass, celebrated by Bishop Robert C. Morlino with the parish priests concelebrating, and then a prayer service at the new site.   Full story ...

Diocesan Catholic women: Gather
for MDDCW convention

MADISON -- The 53rd annual Madison Diocesan Council of Catholic Women (MDCCW) Convention was hosted by the women and parishes of the Sauk Deanery, with Coreen Harvey as convention chair.

The convention was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 22 and 23, at the Bishop O'Connor Catholic Pastoral Center. This year's convention theme was: "May Our Light Shine Today."

The convention opened on May 22 with the MDCCW Board Meeting, followed by a mini-retreat and time of spiritual reflection in the Bishop O'Connor Chapel.   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 12 and August 9. Below are deadlines for the issues prior to the weeks skipped:

Issue Weeks covered Deadline Issue skipped
July 5 second two weeks of July June 28 July 12
Aug. 2 first two weeks of Aug. July 26 August 9

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