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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMarch 19, 2004 Issue 


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• Catholics must use dialogue, reason, culture to introduce others to message of Christ, says pope

• Watching The Passion of the Christ, Pontifical Council for Social Communications members show how some find some films uplifting spiritually, while others do not

• Pope John Paul's pontificate became third-longest in church history on Mar. 14

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Bible says the moment someone is deemed expendable, they become most important, spiritually, in community

• Msgr. Jim Lisante -- Our questioning, our loving demonstrate that we are people of faith

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- The Passion of the Christ portrays masculine Jesus who loves and respects women

• Charlie Martin -- Young people consider what it means 'to do it all'

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Why doesn't the church celebrate more fully the feast of Jesus' conception?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Card. Yves Congar was one of 20th century's most productive and respected theologians, most distinguished ecclesiologist in history of church

• Kids Chronicle -- The Passover celebrates start of Israel's freedom

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Providing an escape
from financial quagmire

Catholic Charities helps people pay off debts and stay out
of bankruptcy
photo of Beth Snyder, a Catholic Charities' budget counselor

IN BALANCE: Beth Snyder, Catholic Charities' budget counselor in Manitowoc, helps people get their financial house back in shape. (Dick Meyers photo)

Seventh in a series on Bishop's Appeal

By Linda DeVries
Compass Correspondent

Sharon never dreamed she would need help with her finances. She worked for more than 25 years for the Mirro Corp. in Manitowoc. When its manufacturing plant closed last September, Sharon and several hundred fellow employees lost their jobs.

"I guess I should have planned for something like this," said Sharon, "but I thought I'd always be working there."

At almost 50, Sharon (her name was changed for this story) began facing the realities of unemployment. Over the next few months she used up her savings. In February, she turned to Mirro's Employee Assistance Program, only to discover that their contract had expired. They referred her to Catholic Charities for free budget counseling.

"I called Catholic Charities and set up a meeting," Sharon said. "Beth [Snyder] helped me set up a budget and figure out how to pay my COBRA insurance. Then she developed a debt management plan for me."   Full story ...

  • Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal
  • Sidebar: Nearing $3 million

Other News

Mass Times

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

Lenten Wish List
(Feb. 27 issue)

 • Parish planning starting anew
    Starting next month, parishes will figure out how
    to meet their needs into the year 2010

 • Governor promises to sign abuse bill backed by church

 • Reaching out to Little Chute
    St. John's pastor part of community life beyond parish boundaries
   • Sidebar: Interested?
   • Sidebar: Suggestions

 • Empowering people to work toward justice
    JOSHUA aims to move us beyond 'passive ways'


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Bishop's Appeal 2004

Providing an escape from financial quagmire
    Catholic Charities helps people pay off debts and stay out of bankruptcy
  • Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal
  • Sidebar: Nearing $3 million

Previous articles ...

from the Mar. 12, 2004 issue:
Parish finds help from diocese only a phone call away
  • Sidebar: Appeal giving up

from the Mar. 5, 2004 issue:
Consultant helps parishes tune up Sunday liturgies
  • Sidebar: Appeal tops $2 million

from the Feb. 27, 2004 issue:
Camp draws generations of diocesan youth
  • Sidebar: Appeal at 30%

from the Feb. 20, 2004 issue:
Befriending persons in need

from the Feb. 13, 2004 issue:
Diocese helps engaged prepare for marriage

from the Feb. 6, 2004 issue:
Appeal theme mirrors Catholic way of life
  • Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use

• Bridging the Gap by Bishop David A. Zubik -- Blockbuster action and beyond


Lent
 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop Zubik --
    R.I.P. Uncle Chester, Brother Nick

 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
   Our God is a God of gracious hospitality

 • Explaining the Scripture
    by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    God is with Paul in his many trials

• Tom Rinkoski --
    Sacramental system of family spirituality
Praying with Sunday's Scriptures
  • Sidebar: Readings for the Week

Lent articles from previous issues:
Mar. 12, 2004 issue
Mar. 5, 2004 issue
Feb. 27, 2004 issue
Feb. 20, 2004 issue


2004 Lenten Wish List Lenten Giving/Easter Joy Wish List
(from Feb. 27, 2004 issue)


Help Wanted Ads

 • Help Wanted Ads

Columns

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David A. Zubik --
    R.I.P. Uncle Chester, Brother Nick (Lent)

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    March 21, 2004: Our God is a God of gracious hospitality (Lent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    March 21, 2004: God is with Paul in his many trials (Lent)

 • Editorial -- Disperse or gather?
    Election by Episcopalian Diocese of active, gay bishop raises important
    questions


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    St. Joseph offers a way of silent action prayer
    Without a word, Jesus' foster father teaches us another way to pray

 • Saint of the Day --
    The Word carried the force
    Netherlands' missionary didn't let Saxon invaders stop his work for God

 • Tom Rinkoski --
    Sacramental system of family spirituality (Lent)
    The Big Church has seven sacraments, but the family church is not so limited

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

 • Calendar of Events


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