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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinNovember 14, 2003 Issue 

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• U.S. bishops begin fall meeting: Discuss paper on same-sex unions

• Religious sisters, brothers honor Bishop Banks at service, reception

• Reward increases in Waupaca graffiti case: $2,000 now offered to help catch vandals who defaced St. Mary Magdalene Church and Waupaca High School on Oct. 25

• Groups on both sides of U.S.-Mexico border celebrate Day of the Dead Mass: Call on U.S. leaders to deal with immigration issue

• Pres. Bush signs Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act: Pro-lifers cheer, wonder when law will take effect due to multiple court challenges

• Youngsters talk about what they admire in Pope John Paul II

• Among major U.S. religions, Catholic Church is only one experiencing decreasing number of clergy, says Purdue study

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- For fuller life, love and never take life for granted

• Msgr. Jim Lisante -- $314 million lottery winner wants to share his treasures with others

• Charlie Martin -- We have many gifts in life that we may overlook

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Use those unsolicited Christmas cards without guilt

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Africa hospital beckons as vacation destination

Doctor and technician from the Valley have made several visits
photo of Pat Wittmann with African art she's collected as a medical volunteer
ARTISTIC VISITS: Pat Wittmann of Hilbert shows some of the art from Africa she has collected as a medical volunteer. (Rick Evans photo)

By Joanne Flemming
Compass Correspondent

Like many other people, Pat Wittmann of Hilbert likes to travel during her summer vacation. Unlike them, she doesn't sightsee or relax at the beach. Instead, she works as an operating room technician just as she does every day at Calumet Medical Center in Chilton. The only difference is she does it at an 800-bed hospital in East Africa.

Wittmann, a member of St. Mary Parish, Hilbert, accompanied Dr. Joseph Pilon, an orthopedic surgeon from Sherwood, on a six-week trip to Bugando Medical Center in Mwanza, Tanzania.

While there, she organized the operating room where Dr. Pilon, a member of St. John-Sacred Heart Parish, Sherwood, performed more than 100 surgeries.

Wittman has made a dozen trips with Dr. Pilon - about half to Africa and the rest to the Amazon region in Brazil.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times

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

Just for Kids

 • Visits scheduled for bishop
    Bp. Zubik planning visits to Manitowoc, Antigo, Marinette, Green Bay and Appleton

 • Bp. Banks to bless new UW-Oshkosh Newman Center
    Center has temporary home

 • Fragile, beautiful, at same time
    Award-winning art reflects life of young student

 • Come and share Thanksgiving celebrations
    Free dinners offered around the diocesan area

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    November 16, 2003: Wondering, watching and welcoming

 • Editorial -- Explaining why
    Baltimore pastor uses the Mass as a teachable moment to explain the liturgy

 • Editorial -- Don't cut out the poor
    Our first obligation is to the neediest


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Ministers help us receive Holy Communion often
 • Sidebar: Diocesan Eucharistic Ministers

 • Saint of the Day --
    In the stories, there is truth

 • General Instruction of the Roman Missal --
    Part five of six: 'Do This in Remembrance of Me'

 • 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
photo of Bishop David Zubik

   This week:
     • Visits scheduled for bishop
        Bp. Zubik planning visits to Manitowoc, Antigo, Marinette, Green Bay
        and Appleton

   November 7, 2003 issue:
     • Bp. Zubik to be installed Dec. 12 at St. Agnes
        The 2 p.m. Mass will be shown live on Green Bay channel 11

   Other coverage:
     • Links to Oct. 10 and Oct. 17 Compass coverage of new Bishop

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