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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJanuary 14, 2005 Issue 

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• Sr. Mary de Sales Hoffmann will be remembered for contribution to Silver Lake College and community

• Catholic foreign exchange program Global Outreach plans trip this summer to Eastern Europe

• Bay Settlement Franciscan sisters pick new leadership team

• Pope John Paul calls on U.S. to end embargo against Cuba

• UC-San Francisco study finds increased availability of morning-after pill didn't reduce pregnancies

• New booklet by U.S. Catholic Bishops discusses merits of Eucharistic adoration

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Catholic Church and society at-large needs to embrace Mel Gibson, Michael Moore and everyone in between

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- Despite Rep. Henry Waxman's allegations, sexual abstinence works without harmful side effects

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Question about morality of male circumcision

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Ecumenism had both advances and retrenchment in past year

• George Weigel -- Forty years after release of Gaudium et Spes debate continues on role of church in world

• Kids Chronicle: Jesus is baptized by John, begins calling disciples

plus ...
Awareness Week
Articles found only in the 12-page special section in the print edition:

• Three sister Sisters invite others to 'Come and see'

• Diocese's seminarians discuss their vocations and justice

• Deacons need desire to serve those in need

• StreetLights Outreach connects with homeless in Green Bay

• Sister from Manitowoc serves Latino children in Mississippi

• Bay Settlement Franciscans open vocations office at UWGB

• Woman gives up accounting career to become Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration

• Complete listings of religious communities serving in diocese

And more!

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NOTE: There will be no Compass issue published on January 21, 2005. The next issue will be January 28, 2005.

Plugging inmates into the correct connections

Pilot project in Madison finds mentors to assist ex-offenders
photo of Community Connections Mentors and Wisc. Department of Corrections officials
MENTORS MEET: Discussing the new Community Connections Mentors program at Bob Bright's home in Fitchburg are, from left: mentors Steve Mueller, Dick Wolf, Bob Bright; Chuck Wineland, corrections field supervisor for the State of Wisconsin Department of Corrections-Division of Community Corrections; Ana Boatwright, deputy warden at Oakhill Correctional Institution, State of Wisconsin-Division of Adult Institutions; and mentors Sarah Quinn and Roger Schrantz. (Catholic Herald photo by Julianne Nornberg) Click for larger photo.

Second in a series on prison ministry

By Julianne Nornberg
Madison Catholic Herald

MADISON -- For 27 years, when government attorney Steve Mueller sent someone to prison, he never thought about the person behind bars - until his last case.

In that case, a man sent to prison for five years for a white-collar crime thanked him and said, "I think God had a plan."

Since then, Mueller, a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Madison and now retired, has shown support for the man. Mueller has also become a mentor in a Dane County pilot program, Community Connections Mentors (CCM) at Oakhill Correctional Institution, a minimum-security prison for men, in Oregon.

"We need to recognize people as human beings," Mueller said.

CCM does that with the support of Oakhill Correctional Institution and the Wisconsin Department of Corrections-Division of Community Corrections.

Community Connections Mentor Bob Bright said it began a couple years ago when Oakhill warden Dick Verhagen met with members of ParentShare, a volunteer organization in Oregon that supports families with young children.

As a result, parenting and literacy programs were developed for inmates. For example, Bright, retired University of Wisconsin-Extension professor and member of Blessed Sacrament Parish in Madison, and David Lambert, a professor at Edgewood College in Madison, started "Father Works," a support group to help inmates become better fathers.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times
 • Area Catholics respond to need
    Donations continue to come in to help
    in tsunami relief
    Sidebar: Helping out

 • Serving up seasonal treat that's fit for a king
    De Pere bakery makes French tradition with links
    to Mardi Gras

 • Priest adds Worship duties
    Msgr. Schuh joins worship dept.; stays as Bishop's aide

 • New Year's gifts sewn in faith
    Hmong faithful present vestments to their shepherds

S p e c i a l   S e c t i o n :
Vocations Awareness Week
Jan. 9-15, 2005

 • 'Called for the victory of justice'
    Recruiting vocations means helping people hear the Lord's call

 • Editorial -- Answering call

 • Foundations of Faith -- Called to far more than any game show prize

 • For a list of articles found only in the print edition of the Vocations Awareness
    Week special section, see the green box, above left.

Help Wanted Ads

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    January 16, 2005: We are chosen, counted and important
    January 23, 2005: God's spies: a little or large galaxy

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    January 16, 2005: Paul hopes for unity in grace and peace
    January 23, 2005: Eloquence does not bring you to Christ

 • Editorial -- Answering call
    Vocations Awareness Week focus on the priesthood affects all of us
    as Catholics

 • Editorial -- Finding a video to love
    Pleasant family story is highly recommended

 • Guest Column by Bobbie Lison --
    Stewards help those with needs
    Stewardship also requires checking charities to make sure they are real


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Called to far more than any game show prize
    No one gets left behind as part of the audience

 • Saint of the Day --
    Hermit life led to monasteries
    Anthony kept trying to get away from them all

 • Calendar of Events

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