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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinOctober 15, 2004 Issue 


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• Project Rachel marks 20 years of helping women find forgiveness and rebuild their lives after an abortion

• Church helps woman leave sex industry, found House of Hope for other former prostitutes

• More violence against Christians in northern Iraq prompts thousands of Catholics to flee country

• Priesthood vocations outlook in U.S. is daunting but not bleak, says national vocations official

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- God specially blesses all of us and that afflicts us with a great pain

• Fr. John Rausch -- God wants more than market approach to jails, which can't be just warehouses

• Charlie Martin -- God can help us change negative beliefs we harbor about ourselves

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Can voting be a sin?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Conservative Catholics, Protestants teaming up for fall election haven't been traditional allies

• George Weigel -- Pope John Paul's ecumenical outreach efforts aren't matched by leader of Russian Orthodox Church

• Shadow day fuels Darboy teen's interest in religious ed.

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Missionary sees effects of 40 years of apartheid

Divide remains, but it's now becoming a rich-poor divide
photo of Fr. Michael Murphy in Dwars River, South Africa
NEW HOME: Fr. Michael Murphy outside the three rondavels (huts) he shares with Fr. John Selemela in Dwars River, in South Africa. One rondavel serves as a kitchen and living room, the other has two bedrooms and a shower and the third is a small office. (Submitted photo)

By Tony Staley
Compass Editor

Apartheid ended 13 years ago in South Africa and the country has been under majority black rule for 10 years.

But the effects of more than 40 years of racial segregation based on white control and power continue, said an Irish missionary who has been serving there eight years.

"Today there is no longer a strict black and white divide, but rather a rich and poor divide. Some blacks have done remarkably well since 1994," said Fr. Michael Murphy, a member of the Irish St. Patrick's Missionary Society. Mission Sunday is Oct. 24.

The effects of apartheid can be seen in poverty, community and family breakdown, a lack of initiative and the growing problem of AIDS, said Fr. Murphy in an interview at the society's house in Chicago.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times
 • Pope: Eucharist can heal world
    John Paul calls for a more intense witness
    of the faith

 • Gathering receives thumbs up
    Participants enjoy the annual diocesan event
    at St. Norbert and its variety of presentations

 • Don't get in the Light's way
    Appleton pastor calls entering priesthood 'choosing something wonderful'

 • VIRTUS training gives scary, but important, safety information
    Parents, volunteers prepared to prevent sex abuse
    Sidebar: Preventing abuse


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Columns

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    'What a difference a year makes'

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    October 17, 2004: Wear God out with constant prayer

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    October 17, 2004: Paul used scripture to support teaching

 • Editorial -- Out of limbo
    Vatican Theological Commission is studying what happens
    to unbaptized babies who die

 • Editorial -- Election resources close
    Catholic help is only a click away on web

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    Independent 'issue ads' can quickly take over political races


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    Light shines in darkness of centuries underground
    Now-empty catacombs reveal age-old treasures

 • Saint of the Day --
    Peter wanted to play by the rules
    Spanish saint worked for reform of Franciscans

 • Calendar of Events


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