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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJanuary 2, 2004 Issue 

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• Vatican ambassador to Burundi shot, killed on road to the capital

• Pope urges Catholic relief agencies worldwide to help in Bam, Iran following Dec. 26 earthquake that killed at least 20,000

• A look back at top national and international news events of 2003

• Fourth grader shares view of Bp. Zubik's installation: Matthew Clark attended with 170 from Pittsburgh

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Jesus inspires us precisely because he was not a Hamlet-type figure

• Scott Fleischmann -- Workplace can bring pain, but good stewards must step up to bring change

• Kathy Hamer -- Sometimes worst-looking ornaments on our trees have the most meaning

• Charlie Martin -- Start of new year is ideal time to consider how we can positively affect the world

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Did the Mother of God ever die?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Epiphany has several meanings for Catholics

• Kids Chronicle: King Herod tried in vain to trick Magi into telling him where Jesus was

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True to his word: New bishop on road again

Bp. Zubik said he wanted to get out and meet people. He is.

By Tony Staley
Compass Editor

photo of Bp. Zubik meeting boy in Marinette
WARM WELCOME: Bp. David Zubik meets a youngster in Marinette during his visits to various regions around the Green Bay Diocese. (Rick Evans photo)

When Bp. David Zubik visited Green Bay Oct. 10 - the day his appointment was announced as the diocese's new leader - he said he wanted to get out, meet people and do some visiting.

Since his installation ceremonies Dec. 11-12, he's been doing plenty of that: celebrating Mass in at least 10 churches, and visiting seven Catholic schools, two Catholic hospitals, four retirement homes and two Catholic Charities offices.

He's also met and had dinner with many priests, parish directors, deacons and their wives, and two dozen young men with an interest in vocations to the priesthood.

Plus, he met two representatives of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), attended Christmas parties for seminarians and diocesan employees and met thousands of Catholics at regional celebrations.

Responses to the bishop have been overwhelmingly positive. Those who attend the Masses speak of his prayerfulness, his good singing voice, their belief that he is going to fit in well in the diocese and their desire to work with him.

Equally impressed has been Bp. Zubik. "I cannot begin to express my gratitude," he said. "Everybody, everywhere, has been so welcoming, not just the Catholics, but the secular community as well. I cannot thank everyone enough."

Bp. Zubik's busy schedule began Dec. 11 at a reception after the vespers service in the cathedral. The next day, he began greeting well-wishers in St. Agnes Church at the end of the Installation Mass before going to the official reception at the Radisson. There he spent more than four hours shaking hands and talking to anyone who lined up to meet him.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times

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

 • New shepherd visits the Valley
    Bp. David Zubik completes regional visits in Appleton

 • Priests share stories with young men
    Project Andrew Dinners help men explore questions
    • Sidebar: Seminary visits

 • Just for Kids' Christmas Essays
    Remember your best Christmas present ever? (from Dec. 19 issue)

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David A. Zubik --
    Taking role of bridge builder

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    January 4, 2004: Prayer and worship are our responses

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    January 4, 2004: God continues to touch all humanity

 • Editorial -- Perfect present
    Any one feeling 'giver's remorse' still has a chance to make a gift loved ones

 • Editorial -- Fewer issues ahead
    Budgetary concerns force a cutback


 • Saint of the Day --
    Bohemia missed their chance

 • Calendar of Events

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