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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
|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
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 ...
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