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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinSeptember 26, 2003 Issue 

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Only in the Print Edition ...
• St. Raphael Parish in Oshkosh celebrates 25th anniversary

• Fr. Neal Kaminski died Sept. 15: Popular missionary, retreat leader and teacher served in Pulaski

• Catholic military chaplains in Iraq, Afghanistan feel strain caused by great need, too few priests

• Pop star Bono, U.S. bishops ask Bush Administration, Congress to send pledged African AIDS money

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- We'll achieve holiness after wholeness, not by having our spiritual side triumph

• Fr. Jim Lisante -- Pat LaFontaine, 'Best American-born hockey player ever', found new life helping kids

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- When we skip Sunday Mass we put God in back seat and worship a false god

• Kathy Hamer -- Now empty nest is full of memories

• Charlie Martin -- Imagine how Jesus will respond in heaven to what we did on earth

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Bible is for anyone to read -- even those who aren't Bible scholars

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Bp. Robert Banks has removed Fr. Peter Taylor as the priest serving St. Denis Parish in Shiocton and St. Patrick Parish in Stephensville.

The decision was made after Bp. Banks met with Fr. Taylor, who had allowed Fr. John Feeney to stay at the rectory in Shiocton -- without diocesan approval or knowledge -- while he was awaiting a court appearance concerning charges of sexual abuse.   Full story ...

Readers eagerly await all the junk fit to print

Young editor has a following for his weekly newspaper
photo of Jordan Mader (center) with his brother, Lucas (left) and friend Cody Van Roy
WORKING JOURNALISTS: Junk Journal  founder Jordan Mader (center) with his brother, Lucas (left) and friend Cody Van Roy. Jordan, 11, has published 30 issues of his weekly newspaper, taking only one week off for vacation. (Rick Evans photo)
By Tony Staley
Compass Editor

DARBOY -- An 11-year-old sixth grader at Holy Angels School, Darboy, has found a way to make junk pay by packaging it weekly and selling it to eager buyers.

The "junk" is a collection of whatever interests Jordan Mader, who puts it into words, then publishes it in a four-page, 8½-by-11 inch newspaper he calls The Junk Journal.

His newspaper started last March, almost by accident.

"I had a notebook I won at the Darboy picnic," Jordan recalls. "I was going to do a journal, like an everyday journal, and I wrote 'The Junk Journal' on it. Then, I thought, 'Instead of that I'll make it like a newspaper.' I was going to set it on the table so Mom and Dad could read it every morning."

He did that once, before deciding both that a daily paper was too much and that his potential audience might be larger than just his parents.

He typed his first real issue, which filled only a half-page, on an old Macintosh computer. The next week, he filled 1½ pages, which included a contribution from his brother, Lucas, 8.   Full story ...

 • Sidebar: How to subscribe to The Junk Journal

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2003 Fall / Winter
Mass Schedules
(from Sept. 5 issue)

 • Bishop: Pass sexual abuse bills
    Madison bishop testifies at hearing on making clergy mandatory reporters of abuse

 • Readers invited to share thoughts on John Paul's papacy
    Silver jubilee coming up

 • Theology on Tap founder to speak
    Fr. John Cusick will present four workshops at this year's Gathering
 • Sidebar: Diocese gathers

 • Teamwork benefits women and children
    Wautoma women's group joins forces with inmates

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 • Bishop Banks' Corner --
    The crucifix and Mass' sacrifice

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    September 28: God's directives and joy are connected

 • Editorial -- How's that?
    When trying to unravel the causes of the scandal, let's be careful who we blame

 • Editorial -- Counting our blessings
    Time to say a prayer of thanksgiving


 • Saint of the Day --
    Martyrs endured Chinese ire

 • Calendar of Events

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