| St. Willebrord, Green Bay pastoral associate to be honored by Lac-Baie Girls Scouts Council: Sr. Melanie Maczka is one of three women who will be honored Dec. 5
St. John the Baptist, Howard will culminate 150th anniversary with 5:30 p.m. Mass on Dec. 6.
Appleton Catholic Education System/Xavier schedule 10 holiday performances: Christmas Stars to be held Dec. 4-14 at Xavier Fine Arts Theater
Fight against world hunger being lost, says report: U.N. report says countries won't meet 2015 goal of reducing number of undernourished people by 50%
Addressing hunger: For nearly 30 years, Silver Lake College in Manitowoc has been participating in Oxfam Hunger Awareness Week
Kids Chronicle: John the Baptist prepares the way for Jesus
Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- We can't work to achieve joy, it must surprise us
Msgr. Jim Lisante -- Most of us will achieve holiness by ordinary lives, not by doing the spectacular
Fr. John Dietzen -- What church says about raising kids as Catholic
Fr. Richard McBrien -- Positive, negative reactions to appearance on program about Da Vinci Code
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Thirteen years as the leader draw to an end
Bp. Robert Banks accomplished a lot as head of the diocese
|VISITING PEOPLE: During his 13 years in Green Bay, Bp. Robert Banks visited all the parishes and particularly liked meeting children, as he did at the Rural Life Mass in Chilton in 2002. (Rick Evans photo)
By Tony Staley
After serving 13 years as the head of the Green Bay Diocese - including the last two months as diocesan administrator - Bp. Robert Banks will turn over control of the Church of Green Bay to his successor, Bp. David Zubik, on Dec. 12.
Bp. Banks' accomplishments as bishop include writing pastoral letters on the Eucharist and stewardship, visiting every parish, confirming thousands of high school students, starting
the Catholic Foundation and guiding the diocese through Renew 2000 as part of spiritual renewal for the new millennium.
And that's just for starters. But, he protested, "Frankly, I am not a person who
thinks much about accomplishments or legacy, and the past is past."
Those who have worked closely with Bp. Banks over the years, speak of his collaborative leadership, his love of the Eucharist and the church, his support of priests, his enjoyment of sports and his sense of humor. Full story ...
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Bishop Banks' Corner --
Giving glory to our Father
Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
December 7, 2003: 'Prophets' enrich our Advent journey (Advent)
Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
December 7, 2003: 'Day of the Lord' brings completion (Advent)
Editorial -- Job well done
Bp. Robert Banks has served the church of the Diocese of Green Bay well for 13
Editorial -- A welcome return
Compass is reprinting Scripture columns
Foundations of Faith --
Christmas carol serves as a good mind game (Advent)
Saint of the Day --
This pope got carried away
Tom Rinkoski --
Advent abounds with great ironies (Advent)