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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMay 21, 2004 Issue 

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• In new book, pope says he may have been too lenient as a pastor

• For first time, Northern Door Catholic Community parishioners from all five parishes, Washington Island will gather May 23 for two Masses at Door Community Auditorium in Fish Creek

• Corpus Christi School in Sturgeon Bay collects donations to help Afghani boy who lost father, both legs to land mine: Boy may visit the school this fall after his surgery

• Faith-based ecumenical community organization launched: 13 faith communities from Diocese are among participants in JOSHUA (Justice Organization Sharing Hope and United for Action), which seeks to empower people to act for justice

• Boston archbishop greets arrival of legalized same-sex marriages in Massachusetts with 'deep sadness'

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- When we hurry too much we damage our physical, mental, spiritual health

• Fr. Joe Bragotti -- Even the greatest pains can be sources of beauty if we give them a chance

• Mary Rose Remington -- Daughter's fainting spell spawns question: Are faith, fainting related?

• Charlie Martin -- No one knows how many tomorrows we have, so we should enjoy today

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Answering questions about where Elizabeth lived, general absolution

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- When it comes to politics, U.S. Bishops stick to the issue not party politics

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Stewards serve by evangelizing other people

Papal Volunteer looks back and goes back to old mission
photo of Peter Geniesse with young people in Antofagasta, Chile
BACK IN CHILE: Peter Geniesse visits with some of the young people in Antofagasta, Chile, where the Green Bay Diocese sent lay missioners in the 1960s.

Fifth in a series on Stewardship of Service

By Peter Geniesse
Special to The Compass

Some missioners called us "apostolic tourists."

We were young, adventurous Catholic laymen and laywomen sent to Latin America in the 1960s by our home dioceses to do what we could to enkindle the faith - within a couple of years.

We were called Papal Volunteers, a lay movement which grew out of Pope John XXIII's 10-year plan to bolster the priest-poor regions of the traditionally Catholic hemisphere. In 1960, the pope called for religious orders to send 10% of their numbers as missionaries to Latin America.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times

Lenten Giving/
Easter Joy Wish List

(Feb. 27 issue)

 • Bishop goes for 'ad limina' visit
    Bp. Zubik makes first official Rome visit as
    Green Bay bishop

 • Giving to Bishop's Appeal makes some major gains

 • Debate continues on politics and Communion
    One bishop says Eucharist should not be sanction;
    one also bans pro-choice voters

 • Summer Mass Schedules

The Ascension of the Lord
 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
   Ascension words: hope, heritage, power

 • Explaining the Scripture
    by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
   Disciples become witnesses for others

 • Foundations of Faith --
   Being pulled - and pulling others - into heaven

Easter articles from previous issues:

May 14, 2004 issue
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)

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Teaching by expertise and example

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    May 23, 2004: Ascension words: hope, heritage, power

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    May 23, 2004: Disciples become witnesses for others

 • Editorial -- FDA decision right
    Agency was right to reject over-the-counter sales of a powerful 'morning-after-pill'

 • Editorial -- Take time on new translation
    Getting Mass prayers right matters the most

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    U.S. Bishops approach political issues as humanity experts


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Being pulled - and pulling others - into heaven
    After the Ascension, Jesus left us a specific role

 • Saint of the Day --
    To teach girls like Jesuits did boys
    French saint founded Sacred Heart community

 • Calendar of Events

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