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| Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross to build new motherhouse along shore of Bay of Green Bay
Prayer makes difference in rabies recovery of Fond du Lac girl; Her battle affected entire community
Several groups praise Court ban on capital punishment for juveniles
Pope continues to heal, may be home by Easter; Various cardinals will fill in at Holy Week services
Council of Trent teaching on real presence of Christ in the Eucharist remains normative today, Cardinal Avery Dulles says
Group of Muslim tsunami survivors find strongest advocate is community of Catholic nuns
Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Jesus shows by agony in the Garden that we must spiritually prepare for battle
Mary Beth Bonacci -- If we look hard we can find some good in TV
Charlie Martin -- Coming from troubled home doesn't mean we can't turn our lives around
Fr. John Dietzen -- Question about laicization
Kids Chronicle: Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead
Articles found only in the special section of Mar. 11 print edition:
CEO: increase effectiveness by improving yourself at every level
Catholic Charities in Green Bay developing more programs to help people with financial problems
Consider alternative investments to protect retirement nest egg
Ways to save time, money by avoiding probate
Couples may want to consider buying second-to-die insurance
Steps to avoid identity theft
Legal checkups can save time and problems later
Most Americans have no protection for long-term risk
Considering possibility of Title 19 to meet long-term care costs
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Fire heavily damages Madison cathedral
|Black smoke rises and flames leap from the roof destroyed by fire at the Diocese of Madison's 150-year-old St. Raphael Cathedral in Madison, Wis. The fire broke out in the early morning hours of March 14. (Julianne Nornberg photo)
By Julianne Nornberg
Madison Catholic Herald
MADISON -- Smoke billowed out of the roof, spire, and bell tower at the 150-year-old St. Raphael Cathedral early March 14 after a fire broke out there, only a few months after the new spire was raised.
The fire began at 5:32 a.m. and the Madison Fire Department was on the scene by 5:39 a.m., where they worked defensively to control the two-alarm fire, shooting water at it from the hoses of four ladder trucks.
The fire destroyed the roof, which collapsed into the church.
Msgr. Paul J. Swain, rector of the cathedral, said March 15 that from what he could see, the pews were not burned and the altar, walls, mosaic, and sacristy were not substantially damaged, but structural engineers will have to evaluate everything. Monsignor Swain said that other than effects of smoke, the rectory, where all parish records are stored, was "in good shape." Full story ...
Meeting the needs
of burgeoning population
Appeal helps parishes provide for spiritual needs of growing Hispanic Catholic population
|HISPANIC MINISTRY: Bp. David Zubik (left) and Fr. Philip Dinh-Van-Thiep distribute Communion at a Spanish-language Mass in St. Joseph Church, Wautoma. (Josh Diedrich photo)
Fifth in a series on the Bishop's Appeal
By Linda DeVries
Wautoma is a small town - its population hovers around 2,100 - but the Catholic parish maintains an active, ever-changing ministry.
St. Joseph Parish attends to the needs of this largely agricultural area, serving residents in up to six counties, said Sr. Pat Flanigan, who oversees St. Joseph's Hispanic ministry. The summer months are especially busy, when the population swells with the arrival of migrant workers. At times, she said, the numbers become overwhelming.
Most of the transient labor force comes from Mexico, following the harvest of crops from Florida, California, or Texas to the northern states. Many do not speak English, making it difficult to meet their various physical and spiritual needs. Nearly 99% have Catholic roots. Full story ...
Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal
Thinking about the unthinkable
Church has no mechanism to deal
with incapacitated pope
Pope: Grow in love of Eucharist
Christ is present especially in the Eucharistic
celebration, pontiff says in special message
Postcard campaign seeks to change minds
on judge list
Drive aimed at senators
Grants support pro-life plans
Parishes can apply for Monica Meyer grants
More than $800,000 raised in diocese to help CRS on tsunami
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Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
Bridging the Gap: Ave Crux Spes Unica (Lent)
Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
March 13, 2005: Death does not have the final word (Lent)
Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
March 13, 2005: We must cooperate with the Spirit (Lent)
Editorial -- Make it happen
It's up to parishes to take steps if they want to increase
their young adults membership
Editorial -- Preparing for holiest season
Find real 'March Madness' in your parish
Eye on the Capitol --
Deciding what counts: Human life or economic development
Foundations of Faith --
Fabric of Passiontide both covers and reveals (Lent)
Lenten veils may appear in parishes as of this Sunday
Saint of the Day --
First sisters out in the community
St. Louise took her sisters out of the convent
Patti Christensen --
Lent beckons us to family story time (Lent)
We can lead our children to Jesus by using stories to teach them our faith
Praying with Sunday's Scriptures (Lent)
Sidebar: Readings for the Week
Calendar of Events
Articles on Bishop's Appeal 2005