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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMay 14, 2004 Issue 


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• Debate over liturgical abuses, Communion reception by dissenting Catholics to reach global level at '05 World Synod of Bishops

• Prison time helps Green Bay man return to church and find peace and serenity he had been missing

• Americans often misperceive reality of Vatican life and politics, correspondent for National Catholic Reporter tells Marquette U. group

• Former Green Bay residents Kyle and Mindy Mehlum cream off part of day's sales as charity donation

• St. Mary Central High School students spend afternoon serving meal and visiting senior residents

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Our post-modern struggle is exhausting and we need a break

• Fr. John Rausch -- People of faith called to set expectations high for political leaders

• Kathy Hamer -- We say we'd do things differently. How often do we?

• Charlie Martin -- Couples thinking about getting back together should give it careful consideration

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- God uses our solitude to reveal himself to us, but first we have to let him in

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Considering when use of alcohol becomes a sin

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Retired Anglican Archbishop George Carey wants Christians, Muslims to create world of peace

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'A, B, C' plus '1, 2, 3' equals hope in Wautoma

Ministry to jail inmates teaches them English, math
photo of Doris Sobieski and Sr. Pat Flanigan
SPECIAL TEACHERS: Doris Sobieski and Sr. Pat Flanigan discuss the classes they teach inmates at the Waushara County jail. (Joanne Flemming photo)

Fourth in a series on Stewardship of Service

By Joanne Flemming
Compass Correspondent

The goals of Sr. Pat Flanigan and Doris Sobieski's ministry to Hispanic inmates at the Waushara County jail are to teach them English and math and to give them hope.

They both say the skills they teach the men they work with will help them avoid the mistakes that led to jail and help them build better lives when they are released.

Sr. Flanigan, the head of Hispanic ministries at St. Joseph Parish in Wautoma, began her jail ministry about three years ago after the parish hosted a Christmas party for inmates. The event showed her what their needs were, she said.

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Other News

Local reactions
to Passion film
Mass Times

Lenten Giving/
Easter Joy Wish List

(Feb. 27 issue)

 • Church officials blast war abuse
    Reports of torture and abuse of prisoners
    draw responses

 • Catholic Conference urging support of bill
    Congress called on to help elderly,
    disabled refugees

 • Gifts to annual Bishop's Appeal top $4 million

 • Going way beyond his dreams
    Fr. William Van De Kreeke finds priesthood opens
    many possibilities

 • Eleven answer call to permanent diaconate
    Ordination scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday
    at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral


Sixth Sunday of Easter
 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
   Receive the gift of unity and peace

 • Explaining the Scripture
    by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
   God is the temple in the new city

Easter articles from previous issues:

May 7, 2004 issue
April 30, 2004 issue
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

 • Help Wanted Ads

Columns

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    May 16, 2004: Receive the gift of unity and peace

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    May 16, 2004: God is the temple in the new city

 • Editorial -- Seeing parallels
    Sexual abuse of Iraqi prisoners and the church abuse scandal have
    many similarities

 • Editorial -- Pro-life effort still gaining
    Polls show public is learning the truth

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    Elections provide opportunity to teach about civic policy


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    Discipleship calls us to be full service attendants
    Like the Texaco man, we're called to serve when needed

 • Saint of the Day --
    Even if it meant their deaths
    St. Rita lost her sons, but her prayers sought to save their souls from mortal sin

 • Calendar of Events


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