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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinNovember 26, 2004 Issue 

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• Pope says every Catholic has duty to evangelize the world

• Wisconsin Catholic Conference commends legislative committee for dropping proposal to limit busing of Catholic school students

• Hunters can feed the hungry by donating their deer to Paul's Pantry

• Bobbie Lison: Avoid holiday "Bah, Humbugs" by shopping responsibly

• U.S. Bishops talk behind closed doors at fall meeting on how to deal with issue of Catholic politicians who defy church teachings

• U.S. Bishops approve country's first-ever catechism for adults; it still needs Vatican approval

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Advent gives us chance to grow into deeper faith

• Loraine Zephyr -- Korean War provided backdrop for stewardship at Christmas

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- Homosexual Catholic can get help in living chaste life through Courage

• Charlie Martin -- Slow down, give thanks to God for all our blessings

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Question about indulgences and purgatory

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Blatant appeal to religion during last presidential campaign was wrong

• George Weigel -- Religious America is not as scary as secularists think it is

• Neenah-Menasha Catholic schools start new healthy choice and lifestyle project

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Unplanned adventure makes couple thankful

A short fishing trip on a nice day almost costs man his life
photo of Wilmer Robillard pointing to spot on map where his boat trip began
TOUGH TRIP: Wilmer Robillard points to the spot on Green Bay where he embarked on a short boat ride that ended up being a life threatening ordeal. (Rick Evans photo)

By Joanne Flemming
Compass Correspondent

Wilmer Robillard, 91, of Green Bay, his wife Lillian, 90, and their family have a special reason for being thankful this Thanksgiving.

In late September, Will survived 21 hours of drifting in his 14-foot fiberglass boat in stormy conditions on Green Bay. By the time the Coast Guard rescued him, his body temperature had dropped to 91 degrees and his muscles had deteriorated from the trauma. His doctors later told him he had suffered a heart attack.

His rescuers told him if help hadn't arrived when it did, he would have had only two more hours to live.

The Lord was with him, Will said. "Someone had to be or how ... could you survive something like that." He and Lil are members of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral Parish in Green Bay.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times
Just for Kids
 • Bishops approve adult catechism
    Fall meeting also included OK of pastoral
    marriage initiative

 • Groups oppose Doyle proposal
    Plan would use state funds for embryonic
    stem cell research

 • Bishop to head Laity committee
    U.S. committee studies youth, young adult
    and lay ministry

 • All their parents share in their children's lives
    Charities program keeps adoptive families linked to birth families
    Sidebar: Helping hand


Unplanned adventure makes couple thankful

Thanksgiving articles from November 19, 2004 Compass issue:
  • Free Thanksgiving meals around the diocesan area

  • Family serves traditional holiday meal diners gobble up

  • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik -- Thanks for the memories

  • Editorial -- Giving thanks

• Reflection on the Readings --
   Advent: a special season of discernment

• Explaining the Scripture --
   Withdraw from sin and 'put on Christ'

• Tom Rinkoski --
   OYAYA Advent! Let the journey begin

• Foundations of Faith --
   A calendar that circles, but really only goes one way

Just for Kids --
Kids invited to write Christmas essays (from Nov. 5 issue)

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    November 28, 2004: Advent: a special season of discernment (Advent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    November 28, 2004: Withdraw from sin and 'put on Christ' (Advent)

 • Editorial -- Taking count
    Deaths in war in Iraq don't equal the numbers lost to abortion, but they still
    total many lives

 • Editorial -- Learning about Eucharist
    New resource available for Catholics

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    Governor's biotech proposal sets stage for vital debate


 • Foundations of Faith --
    A calendar that circles, but really only goes one way (Advent)
    Liturgical calendar started at Easter, but begins in Advent

 • Saint of the Day --
    As a fisher for Jesus, St. Andrew's first catch was his brother, St. Peter
    Andrew was key in bringing people to Jesus and has been called the
    introducer to Christ

 • Tom Rinkoski --
    OYAYA Advent! Let the journey begin (Advent)

 • Calendar of Events

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