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Catholic foreign exchange program Global Outreach plans trip this summer to Eastern Europe
Bay Settlement Franciscan sisters pick new leadership team
Pope John Paul calls on U.S. to end embargo against Cuba
UC-San Francisco study finds increased availability of morning-after pill didn't reduce pregnancies
New booklet by U.S. Catholic Bishops discusses merits of Eucharistic adoration
Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Catholic Church and society at-large needs to embrace Mel Gibson, Michael Moore and everyone in between
Mary Beth Bonacci -- Despite Rep. Henry Waxman's allegations, sexual abstinence works without harmful side effects
Fr. John Dietzen -- Question about morality of male circumcision
Fr. Richard McBrien -- Ecumenism had both advances and retrenchment in past year
George Weigel -- Forty years after release of Gaudium et Spes debate continues on role of church in world
Kids Chronicle: Jesus is baptized by John, begins calling disciples
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Three sister Sisters invite others to 'Come and see'
Diocese's seminarians discuss their vocations and justice
Deacons need desire to serve those in need
StreetLights Outreach connects with homeless in Green Bay
Sister from Manitowoc serves Latino children in Mississippi
Bay Settlement Franciscans open vocations office at UWGB
Woman gives up accounting career to become Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration
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Plugging inmates into the correct connections
Pilot project in Madison finds mentors to assist ex-offenders
|MENTORS MEET: Discussing the new Community Connections Mentors program at Bob Bright's home in Fitchburg are, from left: mentors Steve Mueller, Dick Wolf, Bob Bright; Chuck Wineland, corrections field supervisor for the State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections-Division of Community Corrections; Ana Boatwright, deputy warden at Oakhill Correctional Institution, State of Wisconsin-Division of Adult Institutions; and mentors Sarah Quinn and Roger Schrantz. (Catholic Herald photo by Julianne Nornberg) Click for larger photo.
Second in a series on prison ministry
By Julianne Nornberg
Madison Catholic Herald
MADISON -- For 27 years, when government attorney Steve Mueller sent someone to prison, he never thought about the person behind bars - until his last case.
In that case, a man sent to prison for five years for a white-collar crime thanked him and said, "I think God had a plan."
Since then, Mueller, a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Madison and now retired, has shown support for the man. Mueller has also become a mentor in a Dane County pilot program, Community Connections Mentors (CCM) at Oakhill Correctional Institution, a minimum-security prison for men, in Oregon.
"We need to recognize people as human beings," Mueller said.
CCM does that with the support of Oakhill Correctional Institution and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections-Division of Community Corrections.
Community Connections Mentor Bob Bright said it began a couple years ago when Oakhill warden Dick Verhagen met with members of ParentShare, a volunteer organization in Oregon that supports families with young children.
As a result, parenting and literacy programs were developed for inmates. For example, Bright, retired University of Wisconsin-Extension professor and member of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Madison, and David Lambert, a professor at Edgewood College in Madison, started "Father Works," a support group to help inmates become better fathers. Full story ...
Area Catholics respond to need
Donations continue to come in to help
in tsunami relief
Sidebar: Helping out
Serving up seasonal treat that's fit for a king
De Pere bakery makes French tradition with links
to Mardi Gras
Priest adds Worship duties
Msgr. Schuh joins worship dept.; stays as Bishop's aide
New Year's gifts sewn in faith
Hmong faithful present vestments to their shepherds
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Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
January 16, 2005: We are chosen, counted and important
January 23, 2005: God's spies: a little or large galaxy
Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
January 16, 2005: Paul hopes for unity in grace and peace
January 23, 2005: Eloquence does not bring you to Christ
Editorial -- Answering call
Vocations Awareness Week focus on the priesthood affects all of us
Editorial -- Finding a video to love
Pleasant family story is highly recommended
Guest Column by Bobbie Lison --
Stewards help those with needs
Stewardship also requires checking charities to make sure they are real
Foundations of Faith --
Called to far more than any game show prize
No one gets left behind as part of the audience
Saint of the Day --
Hermit life led to monasteries
Anthony kept trying to get away from them all
Calendar of Events
Articles on Bishop's Appeal 2004:
Bishop's Appeal hits $4.67 million (September 3, 2004)
Giving to Bishop's Appeal makes some major gains (May 21, 2004)
Gifts to annual Bishop's Appeal top $4 million (May 14, 2004)
Gifts to annual Bishop's Appeal near $4 million (Apr. 30, 2004)
Appeal tops $3.4 million (Apr. 2, 2004)
Diocese offers helping hands in many ways (Mar. 26, 2004)
Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal
Sidebar: Topping $3 million
Providing an escape from financial quagmire (Mar. 19, 2004)
Sidebar: Nearing $3 million
Parish finds help from diocese only a phone call away (Mar. 12, 2004)
Sidebar: Appeal giving up
Consultant helps parishes tune up Sunday liturgies (Mar. 5, 2004)
Sidebar: Appeal tops $2 million
Camp draws generations of diocesan youth (Feb. 27, 2004)
Sidebar: Appeal at 30%
Befriending persons in need (Feb. 20, 2004)
Diocese helps engaged prepare for marriage (Feb. 13, 2004)
Appeal theme mirrors Catholic way of life (Feb. 6, 2004)
Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use
Bridging the Gap by Bishop David A. Zubik --
Blockbuster action and beyond (Feb. 6, 2004)