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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinAugust 22, 2003 Issue 

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• Milwaukee priests ask bishops to allow married priests: More than 160 sign letter

• Fr. Matthew Siekierski and Norbertine Fr. Glen Siebers die

• Three prepare to join Norbertines: Three others taking vows

• Pilgrims continue to visit rural Green Bay spot where Belgian girl said Mary appeared

• Small, private Green Bay Catholic school enters second year: Mount Carmel offers classical education

• Recommended reading
for pre-schoolers to teens

• Online safety tips for parents

• Depressed economy hurting enrollment in Catholic schools

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Just like Zacchaeus: Meeting Jesus makes us grow in stature

• Kathy Hamer -- Talking to God doesn't require cell phone or e-mail

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- New poll shows most women are pro-life

• Charlie Martin -- There's more
to happiness than just romance

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Diminishing numbers of priests will severely harm Catholic Church and we need to face problem

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NOTE: There will be no Compass issue published on August 29, 2003. The next issue will be September 5, 2003.

Rivera back rolling along and putting it on the line

Packers' guard played through numerous injuries last season
photo of Marco Rivera of the Green Bay Packers
ON GUARD: Marco Rivera will start at guard for the Green Bay Packers Aug. 28 in the 43rd annual Bishop's Charities game. Rivera, a Catholic, likes working with children. (Rick Evans photo)
By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

Last season, no unit on the Green Bay Packers suffered more injuries than the offensive line. Most fans recall the loss of both starting tackles, but many forget that right guard Marco Rivera, who did not miss a start, played much of the season with torn medial collateral ligaments in both knees.

How did the eight-year veteran from Penn State play through the pain?

Credit his toughness, desire, professionalism and commitment to the team, but also consider the inspiration he receives from a special group of kids.

During the off season, Rivera, a Catholic who was born in Brooklyn, NY, visits patients at St. George's Hospital, a Catholic children's hospital in San Juan, Puerto Rico. In particular, Rivera reaches out to the cancer patients.

"It does help you put your aches and pains aside when you consider what these kids are going through," he said. "Those kids really touch your heart. If you want to talk about a struggle, those kids are struggling every day."  Full story ...

 • Sidebar: Charities Game

Other News

Mass Times

2003 Summer Mass Schedules (from May 16 Compass Online)

 • Wanted: Farmers needing aid
    Emergency funds are available but no one is applying so search begins to provide help
 • Sidebar: Defining its mission

 • Mission celebrates 40 years
    Volunteers continue to ship supplies to the needy around the world

 • Report shows low-income housing needs
    AHI established through Catholic Foundation
 • Sidebar: Affordable Housing and Homelessness in Brown County

Special Section:
Back to School

 • Education is a work of art at St. Joseph School
    Art, music, dance, drama and more enhance learning

 • Mother-daughter bond includes job share
    Communication is key to 'half-principal' success

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 • Bishop Banks --
    The church's source of energy

 • Auxiliary Bishop Morneau -- for August 24
    Listen to and live the hard sayings

 • Auxiliary Bishop Morneau -- for August 31
    God's word addresses all dimensions

 • Compass Editorial --
    Surf's up

 • Compass Editorial --
    Science or something else

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    Real injustices in health care demand that we take action


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Sometimes the good guys also dress in black

 • Saint of the Day --
    Queen for an eternal day

 • Calendar of Events

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