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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinFebruary 4, 2005 Issue 


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• Pope John Paul catches flu, suspends planned audiences

• World Day of Consecrated Life to be observed Sunday

• Fr. Dane Radecki, O.Praem., again named president of Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay

• Top church official in Iraq says election sent message to terrorists

• Pope calls for special attention to older people in his Lenten message

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Jesus' agony in Garden of Gethsemane shows he understands our loneliness

• Sr. Kathryn Hermes, FSP -- We can encounter the divine if we allow ourselves to experience solitude

• Charlie Martin -- Breaking up can hurt, even when we know it's right thing to do

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Memorial Masses for non-Catholics

• George Weigel -- Christianity continues to grow, but not as fast as world's population

• New England Patriot Russ Hochstein says he's proud to be Catholic and role model for youth

• Our Lady of Lourdes, De Pere, students raise more than $2,000 to help orphanage in Sri Lanka

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Parish prison ministry sets inmates free

Program benefits parishioners living on both sides of the bars
photo of Jackson Correctional Institute inmate Thomas Kerns receiving Communion from Fr. Robert Streveler
INMATES AT MASS: Jackson Correctional Institute (JCI) inmate Thomas Kerns receives Communion from Fr. Robert Streveler. Fr. Streveler, members of St. Joseph Parish, Black River Falls, and other area parishes regularly visit JCI for liturgical and catechetical outreach to prisoners. (Joseph O'Brien photo)

Fourth in a series
on prison ministry

By Joseph O'Brien
La Crosse Catholic Times

BLACK RIVER
FALLS -- It's 7:15 p.m. on a Tuesday at the Jackson Correctional Institute pastoral center. Like clockwork, inmates file in, take their seats and begin class. Like clockwork.

Everything for a JCI prisoner is ruled by four walls and the clock - from the moment they rise until their world is sealed at evening lockdown - enclosed by high, barbed-wire fences and watchful tower guards.

But one hour a week, prisoners can escape and become "a prisoner also for Christ Jesus" in the prison ministry program sponsored by St. Joseph Parish, Black River Falls. Parishioners have been making the 10-minute drive to the 251-acre medium security prison with 975 male inmates since it opened in 1996.

The ministry includes Mass two Sundays a month, a Communion service two Sundays and weekly catechetical classes where parishioners and inmates discuss the week's Gospel or gospel-related themes such as non-violence or the impact of crime on victims.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times
 • Tsunami aid takes building trust
    Catholic Relief Services must show it respects
    the customs

 • Bishop takes to air for Lent (Lent)
    Bp. David Zubik will present a six-part series
    on the Year of Eucharist on Relevant Radio

 • Bible study a Friday night hangout for teens
    Darboy area teens study Gospel of John on unlikely evening


Lent
 • Bishop takes to air for Lent

 • Editorial -- Life challenge
    Lent invites us to look anew at
    what we believe and how we put it
    into practice

 • Editorial -- Lenten features starting
    Two new writers added this year
    for Lent

• Foundations of Faith --
   Lenten prayer offers a way to unclog the pipes

• Patti Christensen --
   To observe Lent right, first celebrate as a family

Praying with Sunday's Scriptures

Lenten fast and abstinence rules


Help Wanted Ads

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Columns

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    February 6, 2005: Be the salt and light of goodness

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    February 6, 2005: Called to be an example for others

 • Editorial -- Life challenge (Lent)
    Lent invites us to look anew at what we believe and how we put it into practice

 • Editorial -- Lenten features starting (Lent)
    Two new writers added this year for Lent

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    Issues raise questions of morality


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    Lenten prayer offers a way to unclog the pipes (Lent)
    Sometimes our spiritual lives need the help of a plumber

 • Saint of the Day --
    Deaconess lost teeth, gained God
    Egyptian saint, inspired by the Holy Spirit, jumped into flames
    of a deadly bonfire

 • Patti Christensen --
    To observe Lent right, first celebrate as a family (Lent)
    A new beginning, a new birth, a new spiritual spring

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures (Lent)

 • Lenten fast and abstinence rules (Lent)

 • Calendar of Events


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