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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinOctober 1, 2004 Issue 


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• Former CIA analyst Raymond McGovern to speak Oct. 2-11 in northeast Wisconsin on alternative version of events leading up to 9/11, war in Iraq, and aftermath

• Irene Green creates small museum on rural Redgranite farm as tribute to her parents, 11 siblings and their Catholic faith

• Interim head of bishops' National Review Board criticizes effort to put priest or woman religious on board, which monitors compliance with child sex abuse prevention policies

• Debate continues over how Catholics should vote in November as more bishops, a theologian and a canon lawyer all weigh-in

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Church needs to point to beauty anywhere it hides

• Scott Fleischmann -- God established authority, which we must submit to and which must not be abused

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- Brochure gives teens answer to comment "If you loved me we'd have sex"

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Is proper translation of fifth commandment "Thou shalt not kill" or "Thou shalt not murder"?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Catholic version of fundamentalism corrupts church's values

• George Weigel -- Despite what an Australian Jesuit thinks, youth are embracing Gospel pope proclaims


plus ...
Respect Life Month
Articles found only in the 16-page special section in the print edition:

• Struggling with how to more effectively promote a culture of life

• Adult stem cells cure deadly blood disease

• Vatican says reports of pediatric euthanasia in The Netherlands are sadly believable

• News stories show socially acceptable reasons for creating, destroying babies rapidly evolving

• Msgr. Thomas Hartman believes he got Parkinson's disease so that he can help find a cure for it

• Few U.N. donor nations living up to pledge to fight hunger, says Vatican Secretary of State

• Why pope clarified, reaffirmed obligation to provide normal care, including food and fluids, to those in persistent vegetative state

• Idaho ecumenical group works to ensure that no one dies alone

And more!


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Dairy farmer plows spiritually deep

Brown County farmer views his life as being tied to creation, stewardship
photo of Linda and Bob Miller on their farm in New Franken
CHORE TIME: Linda and Bob Miller on their farm in New Franken. (R. Evans photo)

By Ray Mueller
Compass Correspondent

LUXEMBURG -- Farming is more than caring for livestock and producing crops, says Bob Miller, an eastern Brown County dairy farmer.

He views farming as an expression of life tied to the creation; a way to use natural resources properly; and an opportunity to offer others an example of how to live.

Miller and his wife Linda have operated for 33 years a farm, formerly owned by her parents, George and Orpha Vincent, off Highway 29 at rural New Franken. It has 226 acres for corn, wheat, alfalfa and soybeans and a milking herd of 47 Holsteins.

The Millers are members of St. Mary Parish, Luxemburg.

Faith shapes his view of farming, says Miller, who has been a member of the Green Bay Diocese's Rural Life committee for eight years.

He hopes that more farmers and other people will recognize the interdependence of all creation and the connection between God and all life on the earth.

"The conversion of heart" for conveying that message and setting an example "starts with the individual," says Miller, who expects to be ordained as a deacon next May, after preparing for it since 2000.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times
 • Seeing evolution in light of faith
    Vatican document steps into what has been
    a minefield

 • Award named for Bp. Morneau
    National award for service is given to Green Bay's
    auxiliary and will be given out annually

 • 'The Banana Guy' will speak, perform at Gathering, Jam
    Musician urges change
    Sidebar: Diocese gathers
    Sidebar: Youth Jam 04

 • 'What God wants me to do'
    Mass - coming together - is priest's favorite


Special Section:
Respect Life Month

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    'It's a wonderful life.' So says God!

 • Group that helps needy pregnant women expands in Green Bay
    Love Life ministry needed more space to help Green Bay moms
    Sidebar: Ministry

 • Stitched together with prayer and yarn
    Shawl ministry brings more than just physical warmth
    Sidebar: More hooked

 • From babies to voter guides
    Menasha pro-life group covers many life issues
    Sidebar: Committee

 • Respect Life Month 2004
    Pro-life involvement especially important in election year

 • For a list of articles found only in the print edition of the Respect Life Month
   special section, see the green box at left.


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Columns

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    'It's a wonderful life.' So says God!

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    October 3, 2004: Faith must be nourished to maturity

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    October 3, 2004: Faith traditions trace back to Jesus

 • Editorial -- Inside the mystery
    Author's 'Enormous Prayers' provides an inside look at Catholic priests
    and their lives

 • Editorial -- Well deserved honor
    Development conference made wise choice


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    That red light means someone is always there
    Tabernacle light always burns beside Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

 • Saint of the Day --
    Depression drew her to God
    Saint's moody behavior was actually a spiritual trial

 • Calendar of Events


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