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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinOctober 10, 2003 Issue 

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• St. Casimir, Krakow centennial: Oct. 12 event is exactly 100 years from day it officially became parish

• St. Bernard preschool in Green Bay opens to rave reviews

• Gay issue threatens unity, pope warns in meeting with Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury

• Partial-birth abortion ban moves forward after committee strips Roe vs. Wade affirmation from bill

• Two must-read books honestly examine church's state, future

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Christ's image as self-emptying love may speak to many who think church is irrelevant

• Charlie Martin -- Find ways to drift away from day's tensions

• Msgr. Jim Lisante -- Former N.Y. Giant Chris Godfrey is steward by showing respect for human life

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Pope John Paul's reign more mixed than anyone admits

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- Self-centered people don't make good life partners so don't marry one

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Breaking News ...

New bishop to lead Green Bay Diocese

Pittsburgh Auxiliary Bishop David Zubik will succeed Bp. Robert Banks
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MEETING EMPLOYEES: Bishop David Zubik greets Terry Selissen of the Diocese of Green Bay finance office. (Tony Staley photo)

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 • Sidebar: Statement by Bishop David A. Zubik

By Tony Staley
Compass Editor

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Auxiliary Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh said he plans to get to know the people of his new diocese and to promote spirituality and evangelization after he is installed on Dec. 12 as the 11th Bishop of the Green Bay Diocese.

Bishop Zubik, who on Oct. 10 was named by Pope John Paul, made the comments at separate sessions with diocesan employees and the press shortly after the appointment was announced.

Bishop Zubik succeeds Bishop Robert Banks, who has served nearly 13 years in Green Bay. Bishop Banks had submitted his resignation last Feb. 26 when he turned 75, the mandatory retirement age for bishops.   Full story ...

Seminarian finds new experiences in mission

Like Jonah expelled from the whale, he didn't know why

Editor's note: Next week, Bp. Robert Banks will be in Elías Piña, Dominican Republic (see story here), to celebrate 40 years of the Green Bay Diocese's mission involvement with the Diocese of San Juan de la Maguana. Walter Stumpf, a Green Bay Diocese seminarian from Darboy spent the summer in that Carribean island nation. Here is his account of his time there.

photo of Fr. Mike Seis with community at Potro Blanco, Dominican Republic
DIOCESAN MISSION: Fr. Mike Seis with the community at Potro Blanco, Dominican Republic. The Green Bay Diocese has had ties to the country for 40 years.
By Walter Stumpf

ELÍAS PIÑA, Dominican Republic -- When someone who looks like heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson talks to me, I listen.

So when my Spanish teacher in the Dominican Republic told me that like the prophet Jonah, who was swallowed by a large fish, "You were spit up on this island and you don't even know why," I paid attention.

In less than a week last May, I had gone from a Chicago area seminary to Santo Domingo, the capitol, to study Spanish.

I lived in a private home with a walled garden. The woman of the house, Milagros, which translates as Miracles, was in her late 60s. On my way to Mass one afternoon, she asked me to pray for her because she has terrible back pain. I told her I always pray for Miracles.   Full story ...

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Mass Times

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

 • Diocese celebrates 40 years of mission
    Relationship started in 1963 with Fr. Ray Conard and continues

 • Average gift to Bishop's Appeal tops $100
    Annual fund-drive raises $4.37 million or 91% of its target of $4.8 million for 2003 campaign

 • 'We need to keep fighting'
    Joseph Scheidler takes active approach in fight against abortion

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 • Bishop Banks' Corner --
    When we rise to meet challenges...

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    October 12, 2003: All gifts can be used for good or evil

 • Editorial -- Passionate furor
    New film on last hours of Jesus's life draws many comments, though few have seen it

 • Editorial -- Finding good in bad news
    God finds a way to fix the impossible

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    Ban on concealed weapons continues to serve state well


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Catholic with a big 'C' differs from a little 'c'

 • Saint of the Day --
    He had a penchant for trouble

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures

 • Calendar of Events

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