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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinOctober 31, 2003 Issue 

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• Florida's Catholic bishops say Legislature, Gov. Jeb Bush did right thing in having feeding tube placed back in 39-year-old woman

• Most Catholics in poll like how Pope John Paul does his job, but hope next pope makes changes

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- We're either praising or condemning, so we should always give God glory

• Mary Rose Remington -- If it's time for a career change, seek Divine guidance

• Msgr. Jim Lisante -- Stewards freely share their gifts with others

• Dan Conway -- Lord's Prayer offers stewardship principles

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Halloween goes back to Celtic New Year's

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Pope John Paul's health, silver jubilee, raise many questions from the media

• Nancy Frazier O'Brien -- All can learn from battle over Florida woman's fate

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Women's vision brings healing around world

Two Green Bay nurses organize effort to send supplies to the needy
photo of Bev Olson (left) and Kay Dougherty packing medical supplies
SENDING HELP: Bev Olson (left) and Kay Dougherty pack medical supplies to provide medical care for needy people around the world through Green Bay Mission Support. (Rick Evans photo)
By Linda DeVries
Compass Correspondent

Where some people see junk, others see treasure.

Ten years ago, two surgical nurses at St. Mary's Hospital, Green Bay, noticed all the perfectly usable medical supplies the hospital routinely discarded. Kay Daugherty and Beverley Olsen began wondering if it was possible to send them instead to places where they were desperately needed.

With that was born Green Bay Mission Support, which continues to make possible medical care for some of the neediest people in the world, including the United States.

As word spread, Olsen and Daugherty received such a large response they soon needed a place to store all they had collected. Since then, they have moved storage sites three times as they've outgrown each donated facility.

Now, they divide the supplies. Medications are stored in their original basement location; large equipment is with Dr. John Brusky; and the rest of the assorted medical items go to the Chapel in Robinsonville.   Full story ...

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Mass Times

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

 • Bishop thanks and receives thanks at dinner
    Crozier Society members hear how Appeal money is used and tribute to Bp. Banks

 • Formation director retires
    Pursues a 'ministry of being'
 • Sidebar: Successor named

 • Diocesan employees clean up in stewardship
    Volunteer trail cleaning pays off in many ways

 • Diocesan Dominican mission celebrates 40th
    Green Bay and San Juan dioceses mark unity

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 • Bishop Banks' Corner --
    Generosity in response to Gospel

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    November 2, 2003: Death does not have the final word

 • Editorial -- Liturgical praise
    Vatican's top liturgy official points to many positives in post-Vatican II Catholic Mass

 • Editorial -- Facing up to hard choices
    Individuals need to make their wishes known


 • Saint of the Day --
    Saints of Jesus' beginnings

 • General Instruction of the Roman Missal --
    Part three of six: The Altar, the Cross and the Book

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures

 • Calendar of Events

S p e c i a l   C o v e r a g e :
Bishop David Zubik named
11th bishop of Green Bay
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   • Compass coverage of new Bishop

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