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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJuly 11, 2003 Issue 

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• St. John-Sacred Heart School in Sherwood begins work on addition

• Four Sinsinawa Domincan Sisters with ties to Green Bay Diocese are celebrating jubilees

• Archbishop-Designate of Boston Sean O'Malley makes favorable impression in meetings with media, sex abuse victims, bishops, others

• Washington Cardinal in delegation to Iran says war-torn region needs "a long-term solution"

• Number of U.S. priests, religious drops; number of Catholics grows

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- If we don't believe in afterlife, we end up with unrealistic expectations for life on earth

• Kathy Hamer -- Mother becomes strong advocate of WWJD -- what would Julie do -- when it comes to clothes

• Charlie Martin -- We all make bad mistakes in life, but we must move on and not let them paralyze us

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Catholics have good reason to call priests "Father"

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Pope John Paul can't be put into box

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NOTE: There will be no Compass issue published on July 18, 2003. The next issue will be July 25, 2003.

Despite many obstacles, missionary spreads the Gospel in war-torn Sudan

People are finding new meaning to life full of joy and Spirit
photo of mother in Sudan cooking dinner for herself and child
HOT MEAL: Mother in Sudan cooks dinner for herself and for her child. Fr. Dave Bohnsack, a Comboni priest from Green Bay, serves as a missionary in Sudan. (Fr. Dave Bohnsack photo)
By Fr. Dave Bohnsack

I returned from my last safari June 7 -- the day before Pentecost -- finishing all the baptisms of this year as the Easter Season ended!

I was behind schedule because of a delay in the capital in April regarding renewal of my stay visa in the country. It was never made clear why the renewal was in question, though some speculate the Iraq war and heightened anti-U.S. sentiment was part of it.

There is also hostility regarding the civil war here. Heavy fighting is still taking place sporadically to the north and west of Nyala and there is quite a bit of fear that made it difficult for me to get the necessary traveling permit to visit places outside Nyala.

These are just some of the hassles we face living in a country that is in a constant state of emergency, ruled by a fanatic, Islamic, military government -- easily hostile to the West and to all things non-Muslim!   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times

2003 Summer Mass Schedules (from May 16 Compass Online)

 • Diocese taps into more theology
 • Theology on Tap schedules ...
    • Green Bay
    • Appleton
    • Marinette
    • Antigo
 • Cathedral rector given new post
 • 'Old-fashioned priest' dies at 80
 • Diocese invites reports of clerical sexual abuse
 • Director served as missionary for missioners
 • Diocese's first lay, married parish director retires

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 • Bishop Banks --
    Reasons for new faith in youth

 • Auxiliary Bishop Morneau -- for July 13
    Participate in God's artistic work

 • Auxiliary Bishop Morneau -- for July 20
    Balance requires grace and discipline

 • Fr. Richard Ver Bust -- for July 13
    Discipleship is a challenging role

 • Fr. Richard Ver Bust -- for July 20
    Shepherds always lead us to Christ

 • Compass Editorial --
    Looking ahead

 • Compass Editorial --
    Off to a fine start

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    State budget contains both good and bad elements


 • Foundations of Faith --
    The purpose of holy oil is to make us well

 • Saint of the Day --
    Site links Mary, Carmelites (July 16, Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel)

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life -- Seeing the glory of God's work
    Chilton area youth find essence of stewardship on trip to New Orleans

 • Calendar of Events

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