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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinDecember 20, 2002 Issue 

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NOTE: There will be no Compass issue published on December 27, 2002. The next issue will be January 3, 2003.

Bishop Banks celebrates 50 years as a priest

While most of his service has been in administration, he seeks return
to parishes
photo of Bp. Robert Banks chatting with children before Mass
FIFTY YEARS AS PRIEST: Bp. Robert Banks, who on Dec. 20 will observe his golden jubilee of ordination, chats with Hispanic children before a Mass in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe Dec. 14 in St. Agnes Church, Green Bay. (Rick Evans photo)
By Patricia Kasten
Compass Associate Editor

For Bp. Robert Banks, celebrating 50 years as a priest all comes down to personal relationships.

"Everyone has to be sustained, I think, by some sort of personal relationship," the bishop said in an anniversary interview. "For some people, they have that with their husband, their wife, kids. ... When you look at the headstones, you don't see 'famous pilot' or 'famous statesman.' Let's face it, (relationships) are where we get our support when we get our worries."   Full story ...

Other News

 • Diocese gives annual report
 • Fox Valley Catholic Charities moves
 • World peace service scheduled
 • Carrying on a Christmas pageant tradition
 • Closing the book, after more than 50 years
 • Psalm 66 to guide women's conference
 • Bp. Banks subpoenaed
 • 2002 Christmas Mass Schedule

Right to Life call for comments

 • Share your thoughts on Roe decision


 • Bishop Banks --
    God finds solutions we can't even imagine

 • Auxiliary Bishop Morneau -- for December 22
    Christianity goes one step further

 • Auxiliary Bishop Morneau -- for December 29
    Gen X-ers searching for unity and peace

 • Fr. Richard Ver Bust -- for December 22
    God's promises are now fulfilled

 • Fr. Richard Ver Bust -- for December 29
    Strive to live as a family united in love

 • Compass Editorial --
    Let there be peace on earth


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Christmas carols: Theology, without the homework

 • Saint of the Day --
    Mary: treasured in our hearts

 • Advent/Christmas --
    Youth feels reservations about present

 • Calendar of Events

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