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| Reviewing national and international religious news for 2004
Growing religious terror in Iraq having "devastating effect" on non- Muslim minorities, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom warns president
There was hope in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve as foreign pilgrims were allowed into Manger Square
Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- We are still in relationship with those who have died by going to our Galilees
Kathy Hamer -- Find time to savor both coffee and the most special people and events in our lives
Charlie Martin -- When we make mistakes, we need to grieve them, learn and move on
Fr. John Dietzen -- Why the fallen angels were forever cast out
Fr. Richard McBrien -- Capacity to dialogue is requirement for community to be vibrant
George Weigel -- Ukraine's Orange Revolution was miraculous event that many prepared way for
Season of giving again on display at Lourdes High School in Oshkosh
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Mother of five finds prison ministry enriching
Tricia Henneman leads Bible/faith group at Redgranite
|PROVIDING SUPPORT: Tricia Henneman, prison ministry volunteer at Redgranite Correctional Institution, receives support from her children, Adam, holding Faith, Nicholas (bottom left), Christian and Grace. The children gather and create items Henneman uses in her ministry. For example, Adam wrote, "This is a mirror, when we all look into it, together, we see Jesus' face looking back," a verse incorporated into a program entitled "The Garden of Reconciliation." Henneman of Waupaca serves in the ministry program with Fr. Tony Klink, a retired priest from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. (Rick Evans photo)
First in a series on prison ministry
By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor
Reactions vary when people find out that Tricia Henneman, a mother of five from Waupaca, serves in prison ministry at Redgranite Correctional Institution.
"I've heard, 'You're wasting your time,'" she said. "Many people have asked, 'Are you frightened?' I get so much out of it. My sister thinks it's really neat, and my husband supports it. I come home from the prison happy. There is a dynamic there that I haven't found in other ministries. It's one of my passions."
Henneman helps facilitate a Bible study/faith group of approximately 25 inmates on Wednesday evenings. She works closely with Fr. Tony Klink, a retired priest from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Fr. Klink also celebrates Mass at the prison on Sunday mornings.
Catholic ministry at Redgranite Correctional, which opened in January 2001, has grown from humble beginnings.
"There was only one inmate when I started," said Henneman. "The group has a positive effect. People have come to the group very angry. After a period of time they have changed. You can see the growth. Some talk about their crimes. They really open up spiritually."
Song, scripture, peace and healing, modern theology and social justice have been incorporated into sessions. Henneman continuously looks for ways to enhance the faith experience for the inmates. Full story ...
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Survivors devastated after tsunamis kill
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A time to heal in Kellnersville
Fire causes deaths of Srs. Marlene Greatens, ANG,
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Ashley Jensen talks about life at the
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Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
'150,000 and counting'
Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
January 9, 2005: The gift of God's life, love and light
Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
January 9, 2005: Incorporation into the Body of Christ
Editorial -- Real need
Tsunamis left almost unimaginable horror and death rate and it's up to us to help
Editorial -- We must demand more
The need for aid will continue for years
Guest Column by Br. Steve Herro --
Stewards welcome strangers
National Migration Week invites us to put into practice what we profess
Foundations of Faith --
Lessons about Eucharist can be from the birds
Pictures help us remember meaning behind the words
Saint of the Day --
Saint who taught a saint
Ireland's Ita founded school that St. Brendan attended
Praying with Sunday's Scriptures
Calendar of Events
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)