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| Elizabeth Ministry International, a ministry for women and families founded in Appleton, starts Life and Loss Institute educational branch
All Saints Day: favorite saints of kids at Ss. Peter and Paul Parish in Hortonville adorn new mural
Two new case managers join Catholic Charities in Appleton to help incoming Hmong refugees
The Bridge Between Retreat Center near Denmark incorporates as nonprofit religious institution
U.S. bishops launch nationwide ads supporting adult stem-cell research, with theme "Let's find cures we can all live with"
Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Jesus gave us all power to bind, loose in life
Dennis Heaney -- Stewards practice small acts of charity daily
Fr. John Dietzen -- About relics
Fr. Richard McBrien -- In politics, U.S. Bishops stick to speaking out on issues, not on candidates
George Weigel -- Democratic party is to blame for how some Catholics view it, not outside group
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Search for meaning leads
to church, ordination
Fr. Robert Stegmann knew that something was missing
|SPECIAL MEANING: Fr. Robert Stegmann's path to the church and the priesthood started when he saw this crystal statue of Mary while living in Rochester, Minn. (Rick Evans photo)
Editor's note: Oct. 31 is Priesthood Sunday.
Ninth in a series on priests
By Joanne Flemming
Robert Stegmann was a Methodist working as a computer programmer for IBM in Rochester, Minn., in the late 1980s when he decided to take an inventory of his spiritual life.
The result: He not only became a Catholic, he realized he had a vocation to the priesthood. Today, Fr. Stegmann is pastor of St. Josaphat Parish, Oshkosh.
Telling the story of his vocation gives him great joy, Fr. Stegmann said.
The Manitowoc native had graduated from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and North Dakota State University. Before moving to Minnesota, he had worked for Trane in LaCrosse.
"I didn't feel settled," Fr. Stegmann said. "I'd say to myself, 'Is this all there is?'"
He recalled seeing a crystal statue of Mary while Christmas shopping in Rochester and thinking how peaceful she looked, "a peacefulness I didn't have myself and wanted."
Then his friend and co-worker - Doug LeCaptain - introduced Stegmann to his pastor, Fr. Sylvester Brown. Full story ...
Church must address social issues
New book from Vatican says it must promote
Personal experience helps in family ministry
New consultant enjoys 'like-to-like' ministry
Election '04: Comparing church, candidates
Highlighting the views of the Presidential nominees and the U.S. Bishops
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Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
Bridging the Gap: For God's sake: Vote!
Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
October 31, 2004: 'Never forget the problem of fun'
Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
October 31, 2004: Zacchaeus seized moment with Jesus
Editorial -- Fashion and faith
Some choosing to wear faith around their necks through a necklace made
from a rosary
Editorial -- Thanks, Father!
Priesthood Sunday affords us an opportunity
Foundations of Faith --
Sun and moon reveal the true center of the universe
Monstrance centers Eucharistic Adoration
Saint of the Day --
This abbess not a material girl
Materialism bothered people in 7th Century too
Articles on Bishop's Appeal 2004:
Bishop's Appeal hits $4.67 million (September 3, 2004)
Giving to Bishop's Appeal makes some major gains (May 21, 2004)
Gifts to annual Bishop's Appeal top $4 million (May 14, 2004)
Gifts to annual Bishop's Appeal near $4 million (Apr. 30, 2004)
Appeal tops $3.4 million (Apr. 2, 2004)
Diocese offers helping hands in many ways (Mar. 26, 2004)
Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal
Sidebar: Topping $3 million
Providing an escape from financial quagmire (Mar. 19, 2004)
Sidebar: Nearing $3 million
Parish finds help from diocese only a phone call away (Mar. 12, 2004)
Sidebar: Appeal giving up
Consultant helps parishes tune up Sunday liturgies (Mar. 5, 2004)
Sidebar: Appeal tops $2 million
Camp draws generations of diocesan youth (Feb. 27, 2004)
Sidebar: Appeal at 30%
Befriending persons in need (Feb. 20, 2004)
Diocese helps engaged prepare for marriage (Feb. 13, 2004)
Appeal theme mirrors Catholic way of life (Feb. 6, 2004)
Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use
Bridging the Gap by Bishop David A. Zubik --
Blockbuster action and beyond (Feb. 6, 2004)