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


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• Readers share their reflections on Mel Gibson's movie, The Passion of the Christ

• Weekend flooding in Antigo spares city's Catholic churches

• Community groups offer free Easter dinners in Appleton and Oshkosh

• Wisconsin Legislature approves measure to save low-cost housing

• Bishops accused of sexual abuse will face court trial, rather than pope, under new rules

• Massachusetts constitutional convention takes first step toward legalizing same-sex unions while declaring that "marriage" applies only to heterosexual couples

• Federal judges in New York, San Francisco and Lincoln, Neb., begin hearing cases on constitutionality of law banning partial-birth abortion

• U.S. Supreme Court justices seem most concerned with whether California man even has legal right to have words "under God" removed from Pledge of Allegiance

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Cross shows us God's heart, inner life of Trinity

• Msgr. Jim Lisante -- Holy Week reminds us of our links to our Jewish brothers and sisters

• Kathy Cribari Hamer -- There's more to life than watching paint dry for 27 years

• Charlie Martin -- Sharing love never means keeping someone from life's challenges or protecting them from difficulties

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- One reason TV series Friends is so popular is that it shows community of people - something all singles long for. Starting soon she'll offer a class on the Internet that also seeks to build community.

• Fr. John Dietzen -- How long was Jesus on the Cross?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Church's sexual abuse scandal is still not history. Many questions remain about causes and other issues surrounding it.

• Kids Chronicle -- Looking at Jesus' Passion and death

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Students take an idea and build
on it for Lent

Pail of nails will be used to construct a Habitat house
photo of Our Lady of Lourdes, De Pere, students displaying nails

NAILED DOWN: Our Lady of Lourdes students Maddie Faust, Brent Zey, Cassandra Evraets, Brianna Zey, Alec Prochniak and Kimberly Tenor display nails. (Rick Evans photo)

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

A portion of a room used for religious education classes in the basement of Our Lady of Lourdes School in De Pere looks like a storage area for a construction project.

In some ways, it is.

As part of a Lenten project, religious education students in grades one through four donated 370 boxes of nails, which will be used to build a Habitat for Humanity home in De Pere.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times

Lenten Wish List
(Feb. 27 issue)

 • Liturgy document due in April
    Pope John Paul has signed the document addressing
    abuses

 • Author of 'Little Books' dies
    Bp. Kenneth Untener of Saginaw was 66. He also
    helped improve preaching.

 • Bp. Zubik to preside at liturgies and bless food Holy Saturday (Lent)
    Holy Week starts April 4

 • Hispanic ministries expanding
    More parishes around the diocese are offering Masses in Spanish
    Sidebar: Appeal tops $3.4 million

 • Stem cells, human cloning rest on slippery slope
    There are moral ways to benefit humans medically


Lent
 • Easter/Holy Week Mass Schedules

 • Students take idea, build on it for Lent

 • Bp. Zubik to preside at liturgies and bless food Holy Saturday

 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
   Experience the real, living Jesus

 • Explaining the Scripture
    by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
   Early hymns expressed belief in Jesus

 • Editorial -- Passion goes on

 • Editorial -- Reading and waiting

 • Tom Rinkoski --
    Cancel resistance and listen ...

• Foundations of Faith --
  Devotion to Passion has long history

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

Lent articles from previous issues:
Mar. 26, 2004 issue
Mar. 19, 2004 issue
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 --
    Between a man and a woman

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    April 4, 2004: Experience the real, living Jesus (Lent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    April 4, 2004: Early hymns expressed belief in Jesus (Lent)

 • Editorial -- Passion goes on (Lent)
    We must go beyond seeing Christ's Passion as just a historical event
    or as a movie

 • Editorial -- Reading and waiting (Lent)
    Let's fill our churches for Holy Week

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    'March Madness' also describes State Capitol goings-on


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    Devotion to Christ's Passion has a long history (Lent)
    Sorrow in people's lives draws them to connect intimately with God's love

 • Saint of the Day --
    William lived ahead of his times
    Fortunately his reforms, and life of devotion, caught on

 • Tom Rinkoski --
    Cancel resistance and listen next week (Lent)
    Jesus stopped and listened to others across chasm of prejudice and pride

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

 • Calendar of Events


Bishop's Appeal 2004 logo

Articles on Bishop's Appeal 2004:

Appeal tops $3.4 million (Apr. 2, 2004)

Diocese offers helping hands in many ways (Mar. 26, 2004)
    Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal
    Sidebar: Topping $3 million

Providing an escape from financial quagmire (Mar. 19, 2004)
    Sidebar: Nearing $3 million

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

Consultant helps parishes tune up Sunday liturgies (Mar. 5, 2004)
    Sidebar: Appeal tops $2 million

Camp draws generations of diocesan youth (Feb. 27, 2004)
    Sidebar: Appeal at 30%

Befriending persons in need (Feb. 20, 2004)

Diocese helps engaged prepare for marriage (Feb. 13, 2004)

Appeal theme mirrors Catholic way of life (Feb. 6, 2004)
    Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use

• Bridging the Gap by Bishop David A. Zubik --
    Blockbuster action and beyond (Feb. 6, 2004)


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