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NOTE: There will be no Catholic Herald issue published on June 19, 2008. The next issue will be June 26, 2008.

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June 12, 2008 Edition   •   Volume 138, No. 22   •   Madison, Wisconsin, U.S.A.

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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.
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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, 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

New Since the Print Edition ...

Flood coverage:

Agricultural damage from floods, storms, significant  (posted 6/16/2008)

Bishop Morlino to celebrate Mass, pray with flood victims  (posted 6/13/2008)
Wisconsin residents hit hard by damaging storms  (posted 6/12/2008)

Fr. Albert Schubiger, pastor emeritus, dies  (updated 6/18/2008)
Demolition of St. Raphael Cathedral begins  (posted 6/12/2008)

Cathedral steeple comes down (posted 6/9/2008)

Anointed, sanctified, consecrated
Four men are ordained priests in sacred rite for the Diocese of Madison

photo of (from left) ordinands Brian Dulli, Patrick Wendler, David Greenfield, and Lance Schneider

From left, ordinands Brian Dulli, Patrick Wendler, David Greenfield, and Lance Schneider. (Catholic Herald photo by Kat Wagner)

MADISON -- On May 23, four men joined the order of the priesthood in the Diocese of Madison.

These four men, Fr. Brian Dulli, Fr. David Greenfield, Fr. Lance Schneider, and Fr. Patrick Wendler, committed their lives to the service of the Church and its people in the Rite of Ordination at St. Maria Goretti Parish in Madison, celebrated by Bishop Robert C. Morlino.

The church was filled with family, friends, soon-to-be fellow priests, and other Catholics in the diocese to witness the ordination in an approximately three-hour rite and Mass.

Related articles:

June 12, 2008 issue:
• Bishop's column -- A summer
of growth in the faith

May 22, 2008 issue:
Ordination to Priesthood May 23

• Bishop's column -- Spiritual motherhood: Loving support for priests

• Editorial -- Ordination to the priesthood

The first priests ordained in this diocese since 2005 and the largest class since 2000, these four men join the other 133 priests currently active and retired in the Diocese of Madison.

"I pray every blessed day that young men will leave the seminary - in precisely the same way these four have left the seminary, and not in any other way. Thanks be to God," Bishop Morlino said to begin his homily at ordination.

Charge with intense density

In his homily, the bishop spoke about the nature of ordination and the responsibility of the priesthood.   Full story ...

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News & Features:

Remembering the fallen: Celebrating Memorial Day around the diocese

Special section: Vacation guide

Corpus Christi: Honoring the Body and Blood of Christ

Morality and macroeconomics
of food crisis


• The Pope Speaks
by Pope Benedict XVI --
Saint Gregory inspired and still guides believers

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Future special sections:

Healthy Living; Senior Focus: June 26, 2008

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Bishop to dedicate new St. John the Baptist Church in Waunakee

WAUNAKEE -- After more than a decade of planning, fundraising, and building, the new St. John the Baptist Catholic Church is scheduled for dedication at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 15, at 100 E. 3rd St. in Waunakee.

Bishop Robert C. Morlino will preside at the ceremonies. The bishop will gather with parishioners outside the church and lead them in procession to the church doors, when church representatives will hand over the new facility to the bishop.

Msgr. James Gunn, pastor, will then open the monumental church doors for all to enter. This begins the Mass at which the new altar will be anointed and the church will be dedicated for Christian worship.   Full story ...

St. Jude Parish concludes
centennial festivities

BELOIT -- One hundred years of Catholic faith and service has resulted in numerous events and activities planned over the past few months by St. Jude Parishioners.

After more than three years of planning and work by dozens of volunteers, the joyous celebration of St. Jude Parish Centennial will conclude on June 21 and June 22.

"We've had tremendous teamwork and that's what makes a parish bond," said Rita Macewicz, chair of the 100th Anniversary Steering Committee. Events to mark the celebrations include:

Open house at Brother Dutton School and historical pictorial exhibits featured on June 21 from 1 to 5 p.m. and June 22 from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Visitors, parishioners, alumni, and the public are invited to visit classrooms and view the display of more than 140 standing exhibits. In addition, 322 individual Time Line panels will be on display depicting significant events that occurred during the 10 decades beginning in 1908.   Full story ...

Catholic Herald summer publication schedule

During the summer months, the Catholic Herald will continue to be published weekly except for four issues. Remaining issues to be skipped include: June 19, July 10, and August 7. At right are deadlines for the issues prior to the weeks skipped.

Issue Weeks covered Deadline Issue skipped
June 12 Third & fourth wks June June 4 June 19
July 3 First two weeks of July June 25 July 10
July 31 First two weeks of Aug. July 23 August 7

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