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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinApril 30, 2004 Issue 

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• Resettlement & Immigration Services of Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay seeks volunteers to help meet needs of newly arriving refugees

• Kimberly's Holy Name, Darboy's Holy Angels to link May 3: Two will merge Jan. 1, 2005, into one parish

• Several European bishops said they'd be very hesitant to say that a Catholic politician could not receive Eucharist due to a political stand, even in favor of legalized abortion

• Vastly outnumbered by hundreds of thousands taking part in April 25 March for Women's Lives in D.C., pro-life groups conduct largely silent witness along march route

• U.S. bishops told: be accountable to each other in response to clergy sex abuse scandal

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Mel Gibson's 'Passion' film deserves judgment as art work, verdict is mixed because of its strengths and weaknesses

• Fr. John Rausch -- Catholic social teachings about common good, option for poor apply to tax issues

• Kathy Cribari Hamer -- Family vacations fun, but how much more so to have vacation with a theme

• Charlie Martin -- By living lives of service we will find fulfillment

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Considering what Catholics believe about real presence of Christ in Eucharist

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ ignored what church says about how to depict Jews and Judaism

• Kids Chronicle -- Paul preaches the gospel to gentiles

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Food for soul raises awareness
of other hungers

Appleton Bible study group spawns food-related charities

Second in a series on Stewardship of Service

photo of Bob Harper, Carol Burns, Jim Asmuth, and Tom Schiltz
SERVICE HONORS: Bob Harper, Carol Burns, Jim Asmuth, and Tom Schiltz were honored by the Friday morning Bible study group at St. Pius X Parish, Appleton, for their service to the community in the Fox Valley. (Dick Meyer photo)

By Linda DeVries
Compass Correspondent

APPLETON -- A Bible study that began 25 years ago at Monte Alverno Retreat Center in Appleton raised several participants' awareness of the Stewardship of Service and led to the starting of programs that continue to feed hungry people in northeastern Wisconsin.

"Fr. Bill Alcuin used the Scriptures as a springboard for Christian activity in the Valley," said Bob Harper, an early participant. "Over the years it grew from eight to almost 150 people. We meet every Friday morning for Bible class, then have Mass at 7:30."

Five years after the group began, Fr. Orv Janssen took over and moved the class to St. Bernard Parish, where it remained for 17 years. Now, Fr. Donald Zuleger teaches the class at St. Pius X, Appleton. Yet the message - bringing Christ to the Valley - continues and seeds planted there have sprouted and blossomed into practical efforts to do Christ's work of feeding the hungry.

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CORRECTION: The story in last week's Compass on Kevin Brunner listed the wrong date for the dedication of the new Ss. Peter & Paul Church in Hortonville. The correct date is June 6.

Other News

Local reactions to Passion film
Mass Times

Lenten Giving/ Easter Joy
Wish List

(Feb. 27 issue)

 • Vatican issues liturgy instruction
    New document expected to require few changes
    in the U.S.
    Sidebar: Web links
    Sidebar: Bishop comments

 • Communion denial 'last resort'
    After comments by a Cardinal at the Vatican,
    U.S. Bishops' leader urges cautious response

 • Gifts to annual Bishop's Appeal near $4 million
    Effort funds church services

 • Bishop pleased with new law
    Law signed by Gov. Doyle makes all clergy
    'mandatory reporters'

 • Law adds reporting requirements
    Clergy and members of religious orders now must
    report sexual abuse

 • Czech prior exploring options
    Business plans and investors sought for abbey

 • Diocesan religious retirement contributions top $5 million mark
    Collection supports retired priests, sisters and brothers

Special Section:
Sisters' Jubilees 2004

Write to the sisters

Honor the jubilee sisters for all they have given by sending a card or note. Here are the addresses.

 • Diocese honors 45 women religious
 • For 80 years, Sr. Bernadette has brought joy, art to her call
 • Jubilarian sisters brighten senior living in Kaukauna
 • Retired teacher now tutors on reservation
 • Jubilarians: In God's grace, we find our lives
 • Photos of Jubilarians, Bishop's message (large file)

 Note: More Sisters' Jubilee articles are available in Apr. 30 Compass print edition

Fourth Sunday of Easter
 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
   Bp. Ken knew joy of the Holy Spirit

 • Explaining the Scripture
    by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
   Those who are faithful will be rewarded

 • Foundations of Faith --
   God just keeps calling us back

Easter articles from previous issues:

April 23, 2004 issue
April 9, 2004 issue

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

Help Wanted Ads

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    May 2, 2004: Bp. Ken knew the joy of the Holy Spirit

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    May 2, 2004: Those who are faithful will be rewarded

 • Editorial -- Dealing with hate
    Simplistic 'bad guy' defense ignores matters of profound importance
    and doesn't help us

 • Editorial -- Governor's veto was wrong
    Conscience protections need to win next time

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    Church speaks to issues, but doesn't endorse politicians


 • Foundations of Faith --
    God just keeps calling us back
    Bible stories remind us to jump in deep end of service

 • Saint of the Day --
    Hilary riled some, including a pope
    A good preacher, but some of his episcopal appointments were rash

 • Calendar of Events

Bishop's Appeal 2004 logo

Articles on Bishop's Appeal 2004:

Gifts to annual Bishop's Appeal near $4 million (Apr. 30, 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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