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|Breaking News ...
New bishop to lead Green Bay Diocese
Pittsburgh Auxiliary Bishop David Zubik will succeed Bp. Robert Banks
By Tony Staley
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.
By Walter Stumpf
|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.
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
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 ...
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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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
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