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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinFebruary 20, 2004 Issue 


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• CNN says draft report on sexual abuse of minors by U.S. Catholic priests and deacons found roughly 4,450 clergy allegedly abused 11,000 minors from 1950-2002: But officials in charge of the study said document had not been completed

• Illinois judge Anne Burke, interim chair of U.S. bishops' National Review Board, says horrors of past must not be repeated and healing for abuse victims must prove that justice is being carried out

• Bp. Zubik to dedicate 65,000-sq.-ft. additions to St. Pius X church and school in Appleton on Feb. 21

• As a mother 20-some years ago, Joan Bartman knew something was missing: She told about result of search at Claude Allouez Forum

• For Sr. Pauline Feiner, parish director job at St. Patrick in Stephensville and St. Denis in Shiocton is a lot like coming home

• Gay marriage debate continues: Catholic bishops oppose it but say they're not discriminating against or attacking homosexuals

• Motion Picture Association of America gives Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ R rating for its sequences of graphic violence

• First successful cloning of human embryos for stem cells marks dangerous step toward unregulated commercialization of human life, says leading Vatican official

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Cross of Christ is deepest word about love, reveals non-violence of God to us

• Msgr. Jim Lisante -- This Lent, give up apathy and ambivalence and embrace the love of God

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- World still needs help and answers Fr. Benedict Groeschel can provide us

• Charlie Martin -- Follow six steps to ease pain left after life changes

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Considering the morality of cremation

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Reasons we observe 40-day Lent season go far beyond Christ's time in desert

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Pride of Bear Creek marks 25th year as bishop

Bp. Robert Morneau is first U.S. bishop John Paul named
photo of Bp. Morneau confirming a student

ADMINISTERING SACRAMENTS: Bp. Robert Morneau confirms a student at St. Mary Church, Menasha. (Rick Evans photo)

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

"He has been a genuine blessing to this church of Green Bay."

That's how Bp. Robert Banks describes auxiliary bishop Robert Morneau who, on Feb. 22, will celebrate the 25th anniversary of his ordination as a bishop.

"Bishops do not come any better than Bp. Morneau," said Bp. Banks. "First and most obviously, he lives the Gospel. He is kind, genuine and prayerful. Better yet, he comes across as a down-to-earth person who genuinely enjoys people and life."

Bp. Morneau, a native of Bear Creek, which he proudly proclaims as the sauerkraut capital of the world, did not aspire to become a bishop. He entered the priesthood to serve in parish life. While he admits that he wished he had more pastoral experience, he reflects fondly on the past 25 years.   Full story ...

• Sidebar: Bp. Morneau

Other News

Mass Times

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

 • Diocese reports on allegations
    Bishop releases report in advance of national study

 • Befriending persons in need
    Bishops Appeal helps to provide training in parishes
    for those who assist others
   • Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal

 • Wisconsin Catholic Conference backing marriage amendment
    Bill: 'One man, one woman'


S p e c i a l   R e p o r t :
John Jay Study
on sexual abuse of minors by Catholic clergy

 • Diocese reports on allegations
    Bishop releases report in advance of national study

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David A. Zubik --
    Repent and believe the Good News (Lent)

 • Bishop Zubik reports local portion of study
    A study commissioned by the U.S. Catholic Bishops will be released
    next Friday

 • Answering common questions about forthcoming study
    On Friday, Feb. 27, a national study will be released on abuse reports

 • Reporting sexual abuse

 • Summary of diocese's work to end sexual abuse of minors
    Over the years, Green Bay Diocese took several steps to prevent abuse
    of children

 • Sexual abuse recovery services

 • Green Bay Diocese dedicates portion of its website to the sexual abuse issue
    A variety of information can be found, including reports, policies and how
    to report abuse cases


Bishop's Appeal 2004 logo

Bishop's Appeal 2004

Befriending persons in need
    Bishops Appeal helps to provide training in parishes for those who assist
    others
  • Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal

Previous articles ...

from the Feb. 13, 2004 issue:
Diocese helps engaged prepare for marriage
    Family Life Office works with parishes to assist couples in learning skills
    for marriage

from the Feb. 6, 2004 issue:
Appeal theme mirrors Catholic way of life
    Believers are called to offer a helping hand to Appeal and daily
  • Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use

Bridging the Gap by Bishop David A. Zubik --
    Blockbuster action and beyond
    Offering a helping hand at a cold time in someone's life


Lent
 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop Zubik --
    Repent and believe the Good News

 • Foundations of Faith --
    Lenten ashes purposely bring us mixed signals

• Tom Rinkoski --
   What is spiritual geography of your Lent?

Praying with Sunday's Scriptures
  • Sidebar: Readings for the Week


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Columns

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David A. Zubik --
    Repent and believe the Good News (Lent)

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    February 22, 2004: Put on the heart and mind of Jesus

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    February 22, 2004: We will rise to a new life and existence

 • Editorial -- Pride of diocese
    Bp. Robert Morneau has long served both the local and the universal church well

 • Editorial -- Reality copies TV show
    Cloning and 'same-sex marriage' are wrong


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    Lenten ashes purposely bring us mixed signals (Lent)
    Ashes and water show sacraments in relationship

 • Saint of the Day --
    Against invaders and politics
    English saint known as champion of monastic life

 • Tom Rinkoski --
    What is spiritual geography of your Lent? (Lent)
    As Catholics we believe in a God who is everywhere in life, if only we look

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures (Lent)
   • Sidebar: Readings for the Week

 • Calendar of Events


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