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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinDecember 10, 2004 Issue 


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• Whether baking cookies, caring for patients, or cheering Packers, Sr. Jonette Devlin, OSF, inspires many at St. Vincent Hospital

• Employees at Langlade Memorial in Antigo created Christmas gifts they'll get from hospital - calendars showing how they integrate the institution's mission into their jobs

• Speakers present President's Council on Bioethics with two experimental techniques for getting human embryonic stem cells that seek to overcome moral objections about destroying embryos

• Pope says U.S. bishops need to remind lay Catholics of duty to follow authoritative church teaching, both in private life, social roles

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Devotions, especially to Mary, touch a particular part of people

• Loraine Zephyr -- Youth's behavior at Mass enriched all those he met

• Charlie Martin -- Ever feel like it's time for a change? If so, maybe now is opportunity to move forward and break away from past

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Question about bowing and genuflecting in church

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Most popes never make any infallible statements, but we need to pay heed to what they teach

• George Weigel -- John Paul is not reactionary, but rather a modern pope with special take on life

• Kids Chronicle: Jesus taught his followers about John the Baptist and about himself

• Coverage of Bishop David Zubik's first anniversary as Bishop of Green Bay in a special supplement featuring photos and additional material that is not available online


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Service remembers Marine killed
in war in Iraq

Sgt. Benjamin Edinger 'lived good life, full of spirit'
photo of coffin after funeral service for Marine Sgt. Benjamin Edinger
FALLEN SOLDIER: Bishop David Zubik and Fr. Richard Getchel observe the coffin containing the body of Marine Sgt. Benjamin Edinger, surrounded by a U.S. Marine Corps honor guard exiting St. Agnes Church after the funeral service. Sgt. Edinger was killed in Iraq. (Rick Evans photo)

By Sarah Malcore
Compass Correspondent

Sgt. Benjamin Edinger, a Marine from Green Bay who died from injuries he sustained while serving in Iraq, was remembered as a Hometown Hero and an All American Hero at his funeral.

"Someone close to the Lord in life can be in death as well," Fr. Richard Getchel told Edinger's family and friends at the funeral service Dec. 4 in St. Agnes Church, Green Bay. "Ben lived a good life and was full of spirit," said Fr. Getchel, pastor at St. Agnes.

Edinger was on his second tour of Iraq when a homemade roadside bomb exploded, hitting his vehicle on Nov. 14. He was evacuated to Germany before being flown back to the United States.

His condition appeared to be improving and he was moved out of intensive care. He was even communicating by pointing at letters when his condition took a sudden turn, surprising medical personal. Edinger died Nov. 23 at The National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., from internal bleeding caused by shrapnel wounds from the bomb.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times
 • Eucharist resources available
    Suggestions offered to deepen the Eucharist
    experience

 • Bishop responds to SNAP demand
    Organization seeks release of names of abusers

 • Just like olden times
    Students make ornaments for a museum's trees


Special Section:
Bishop Zubik's First Anniversary

 • Bishop finds rich culture steeped in family
    'I wanted to become part of northeast Wisconsin. The people here have
    helped me'

 • Highlights of Bishop's first year in diocese
    Travels range from Antigo to Wautoma

 • Comments on Bishop Zubik and his first year in Green Bay

 • Editorial -- Happy first
    Bp. David Zubik continues to bring his unending energy to his service
    to our church

 • Additional coverage of Bishop David Zubik's first anniversary as Bishop of Green
    Bay can be found in a special supplement available in the print edition.

 • See also archived coverage from the Dec. 12, 2003 and Dec. 19, 2003 issues.

Advent
• Reflection on the Readings --
   Three gateways into God's Kingdom

• Explaining the Scripture --
   A faith commitment is a way of life

• Tom Rinkoski --
   There is myrrh in my toothpaste

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures

• Foundations of Faith --
   More to Christmas bread than fruitcake recipes


Advent articles from previous issues:
December 3, 2004 issue
November 26, 2004 issue


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Columns

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    December 12, 2004: Three gateways into God's Kingdom (Advent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    December 12, 2004: A faith commitment is a way of life (Advent)

 • Editorial -- Happy first
    Bp. David Zubik continues to bring his unending energy to his service
    to our church


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    More to Christmas bread than fruitcake recipes (Advent)
    Christmas season reminds us that Jesus fills all our hungers

 • Saint of the Day --
    Working despite her anguish
    Family stress and losses abounded in Jane's life

 • Tom Rinkoski --
    There is myrrh in my toothpaste (Advent)

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures (Advent)

 • Calendar of Events


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