| 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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Despite many obstacles, missionary spreads the Gospel in war-torn Sudan
People are finding new meaning to life full of joy and Spirit
By Fr. Dave Bohnsack
|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)
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
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 ...
Diocese taps into more theology
Theology on Tap schedules ...
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 --
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