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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJune 25, 2004 Issue 

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• Bishop Wycislo Center dedicated: 11,000 square-foot addition to cathedral houses gathering space and Green Bay Diocesan museum

• Annual Theological Institute at St. Norbert College set for July 12-15

• U.S. bishops approve on-site audits for all U.S. dioceses this year to monitor compliance with child sex abuse prevention policies

• Fr. Robert Cannon confronts "face of evil" every day as he prays over bodies of U.S. military killed in Iraq and ministers to mortuary workers

• Pope announces year devoted to Eucharist to begin Oct. 10: Says church needs to highlight its importance for spiritual life

• Kid's Chronicle -- Peter recognizes Jesus as the Messiah

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- By becoming active in a community we can more easily work out our problems

• Scott Fleischmann -- Observing Sabbath on another day of week

• Kathy Hamer -- When newly ordained priest blesses the bishop it conveys strong, lasting image

• Charlie Martin -- Considering how we use and share our power

• Fr. John Dietzen -- "Woe to you rich" has self-reliance warning

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Some younger Catholics lack some facts about church teachings, but often grasp Catholicism's real truths

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Stewardship of service pays

Oshkosh parish gets big returns from a special program
photo of third graders sorting crayons into containers
SPECIAL PROJECT: Third graders Stephanie Ramirez (left) and Abby Johnson assist Jennifer Jirschele and Jamie Reischl by sorting crayons into containers as part of a Generations of Faith project at St. Mary Parish, Oshkosh. (Rick Evans photo)

By Joanne Flemming
Compass Correspondent

OSHKOSH -- Stewardship of service is a two-way street, says Jenny Thorne.

The director of religious education at St. Mary Parish in Oshkosh, said her program became a training site for special needs students in an Oshkosh public schools program two years ago. That way the students can learn vocational skills while helping her with various jobs.

The benefits for Thorne have extended beyond this mutual exchange of services, said Lynn Ruedinger, one of two teachers for the Oshkosh class.   Full story ...

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 • Bishops OK politics document
    Debate continues on denying Communion
    on abortion issue

 • Bishop calls for examining how church serves
    A synod may be in the future

 • Record rains prompt offer of aid to farmers
    Rural Life Disaster Grant Fund is available for struggling farms in the diocese

 • 'I wanted to be among the people'
    Fr. Vandenberg, longtime pastor at St. Paul Parish, Combined Locks, retires

 • Bishops issue Catholics in politics statement
    Document speaks of the importance of protecting life

 • Bishop Zubik feels welcome in Green Bay (Web exclusive)
    'The spirit of the people in this area is incredibly family-oriented'

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Welcoming God in Eucharist

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    June 27, 2004: Be grateful, be a Eucharistic people
    July 4, 2004: Enjoy and delight in God forever

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    June 27, 2004: Called to a service of love without limits
    July 4, 2004: No boasting about self-reliance allowed

 • Editorial -- Not this way
    Tying fetal stem-cell experiments to former President makes a mockery
    of his beliefs

 • Editorial -- Approving audits was right
    Bishops took correct step last week

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    Diversity of America's Catholics serves as vital civic asset

 • Guest Column by Ben Sember --
    Celibacy is a great treasure for the church and for others
    Seminarian cites three main reasons for value of celibacy in the
    ordained priesthood


 • Foundations of Faith --
    When it's hot -- or if it's not -- it's cool to share
    A cold snap led to a warm lesson in generosity

 • Saint of the Day --
    Acting first, thinking later
    Peter had a good, and often impetuous, heart

 • Calendar of Events

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