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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJuly 23, 2004 Issue 

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• Manitowoc County youth answer important question in essays: "Why Would Jesus Want Me?"

• Communion sanctions not new: There are centuries of precedent in holding public figures accountable to church teachings

• Award-winning writer and producer Barbara Hall discusses her CBS show, "Joan of Arcadia"

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Living with our two elusive desires: intimacy and sincerity

• Charlie Martin -- Friend's death brings new view of life: exploring lyrics of "View From Heaven," hit song from the band Yellowcard

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Examining impact abortion issue may have on 2004 election

• Kid's Chronicle -- The Lord's visit to Abraham and Sarah; Spotlight on St. Vulmar

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Sharing more than a priest
in common

Linked parishes can become more aware of other needs, traditions
photo of Fr. Dave Kiefer holding an eagle feather and smudging basket
CULTURAL DIMENSION: Fr. Dave Kiefer of Neopit holds an eagle feather and smudging basket used at St. Anthony Parish, on the Menominee Reservation. The parish has two shrines to Blessed Kateri Tekawitha, whose feast is July 14. (Rick Evans photo)

By Joanne Flemming
Compass Correspondent

Even though the parishes in Neopit, Phlox and Mattoon share one pastor, Fr. David Kiefer, they continue to march to their own rhythms, the priest said. However, those rhythms share some things in common.

St. Anthony at Neopit, on the Menominee Indian Reservation, emphasizes Native American culture. Twelve miles to the northwest, in Langlade County, St. Joseph in Phlox and Holy Family in Mattoon - four miles beyond Phlox, in Shawano County - tend toward the "bigger city" shopping centers of Antigo, Wausau and Shawano.

Each of them has kept their "own identity, own history and own heritage," according to Fr. Kiefer and Sr. Stephanie Spence, St. Anthony's pastoral associate.

However, with only one priest between them, members of all three parishes have taken "greater ownership" of their parishes, the priest added. "There is more membership involvement. They become the community, not only the community in which they live, but the ecclesial community."   Full story ...

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 • Wish List brings Easter all year
    Compass readers donate from Denmark to Oshkosh
    to Neopit

 • Name chosen for linked parishes
    Holy Spirit will be name in Darboy, Kimberly

 • Curious about church's origins
    Vocations recruitment means supplying answers to youth's questions

 • More hands-on than a law degree
    New consultant wants to get word out on youth, young adult ministry

 • Music offers a universal language
    Hmong/Lao consultant began with piano lessons

 • Refugee families strengthened by support
    Stop gap, one year funding aids with domestic abuse services

 • Steppin' the right way for Jesus
    Youth step into cathedral to learn about vocations

 • Farm grants help after storms
    $500 grants offered by Diocese of Green Bay

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Lucy and Ricky's California Vacation

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    July 25, 2004: Friendship with God tops all other gifts
    August 1, 2004: God's word is missing in King Lear

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    July 25, 2004: The cross displays the power of God
    August 1, 2004: All are equal and free in the church

 • Editorial -- Sad, but inevitable
    Decision of the Archdiocese of Portland to file Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    provides lessons

 • Editorial -- Senate action unfortunate
    Constitutional amendment is needed


 • Saint of the Day --
    The first Apostle to be killed
    James the Great was one of Jesus' inner circle of three

 • Calendar of Events

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