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October 18, 2007 Edition   •   Volume 137, No. 38   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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left arrow MONTH OF THE ROSARY -- October is designated as the Month of the Rosary. St. Joseph School in Dodgeville recently held a living Rosary. Here, students get ready to process into church with flowers. (Catholic Herald photo by Joseph Ptak)

Forty Days for Life:
Bishop Morlino will pray at abortion clinic

MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino will join those praying for life outside the Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in Madison this weekend.

Bishop Morlino will participate in the vigil starting at midnight on Sunday, Oct. 21, until 1 a.m. on the morning of Monday, Oct. 22.

Planned Parenthood is located on the east side of Madison at 3706 Orin Rd., just north of the intersection of Stoughton Rd. and E. Washington Ave.

People are invited to join Bishop Morlino in praying for life.

The national vigil has moved past its half-way mark. Thousands of people are praying for life on the doorsteps of Planned Parenthood facilities at 89 different locations in 33 states around the United States, including Madison.

They are joining in 40 Days for Life from September 26 to November 4. "This is the largest and longest simultaneous pro-life mobilization in American history," said David Bereit, national director of the campaign.

At least two persons are scheduled to be present at the vigil sites. In Madison, volunteers are still needed to fill some of the slots.   Full story ...

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Mass using Roman Missal of 1962: Plans
for celebration in Madison

MADISON -- Earlier this year, in the apostolic letter Summorum Pontificum, Benedict XVI allowed for a broader use of the Roman Missal of 1962, the Mass missal revised by Blessed John XXIII.

Bishop to celebrate Missa Pontificalis

Bishop Robert C. Morlino will celebrate a Missa Pontificalis (Pontifical High Mass at the Throne) according to the Extraordinary Form of the Latin Rite based on the Missal of Blessed John XXIII. The bishop will celebrate the Mass on Gaudete Sunday, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. at Holy Redeemer Church in downtown Madison.

The pope emphasized that the teachings of Vatican II must be interpreted in light of Catholic tradition within the continuity of magisterial teachings.

The Holy Father expressed hope that a broader use of the Missal of 1962, the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite, would encourage "interior reconciliation in the heart of the Church" and would restore a more reverent approach to the ordinary form of the rite, celebrated according to the current missal promulgated by Pope Paul VI in 1970.

Bishop Robert C. Morlino, in his comments on the apostolic letter Summorum Pontificum (Catholic Herald, July 19, 2007), announced that he intends to celebrate Mass according to the missal of Blessed John XXIII, also known as the Roman Missal of 1962, as a "joyful act of obedience to the motu proprio of Pope Benedict and grateful to be freed from the limitation of his own judgment."

The bishop also pointed out that "every celebration, either in the ordinary form or the extraordinary form, will express the reverence proper to the truth that this celebration unites earth to heaven and joins us here in the Diocese of Madison with the great assembly of angels and saints."

Even before Summorum Pontificum was issued, a number of Catholics representing various parishes in the Diocese of Madison met to ascertain how Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962 could be sanctioned in the Diocese of Madison, under the provisions of the apostolic letter Ecclesia Dei of 1988.

After several meetings and consultation with Bishop Morlino, a society in the Diocese of Madison was formally established on August 30, 2007. The purpose of the society is to facilitate the initial celebration of the Mass according to the Roman Missal of 1962 in the Diocese of Madison.   Full story ...

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