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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinFebruary 11, 2005 Issue 

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• Theology of marriage class helps students tell difference between romantic notions of love, real thing

• Youth at Valentine's party at Holy Innocents, Manitowoc, make cards for homebound, elderly, soldiers

• Five Neenah-Menasha parishes sponsor Sunday youth Mass at 5 p.m. at St. Margaret Mary, Neenah

• Catholic educators need better programs on teaching evolution in school, U.S. Bishops' official says

• Looking at who's in charge at the Vatican when pope is ill

• Brett Favre's mother says family's Catholic faith has been their strength through ups and downs

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Jesus' agony in the Garden reminds us of need to sweat blood by sticking to our commitments when we'd rather not

• Sr. Kathryn Hermes -- Things we can do to drain clutter from our minds to make room for prayer

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Was there baptism before Christ?

• George Weigel -- After tsunamis, only one theologian willing to raise question about Satan's role in them

• Kids Chronicle: Adam and Eve buy the snake's line in the Garden

plus ...
Health Focus 2005
Articles found only in the 8-page special section in the print edition:

• A good laugh helps Christians stay healthy

• Parishes, schools buy defibril- lators to save heart attack victims

• Colds and flu are not a reason to reach for antibiotics

• St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, to undergo $110 million expansion

• Polls find liquor companies' sweet-flavored malt beverages are attracting underage drinkers

• Fast food tied to weight gain, diabetes risk in young adults

• Delaware teen makes pink scarves to battle breast cancer

• Treating, lessening arthritis pain

• Church sets up fragrance-free area for parishioners with allergies

And more!

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Bishop's Appeal brings Faces
of Faith to others

By supporting the Appeal Catholics act as Jesus taught
pie chart showing how the Bishop's Appeal is divided among the various diocesan departments (click for larger version)
GIFT SHARING: Pie chart shows how the Bishop's Appeal is divided among the various diocesan departments to serve the needs of parishes and individuals throughout the diocese. (Larger version of chart)

First in a series on the Bishop's Appeal

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

Those who viewed the 2005 Bishop's Appeal video last weekend saw the impact of Sr. Pat Flanigan's ministry on migrant workers and their families in Wautoma.

They also witnessed faith sharing with college students by Laurie Svatek at the UW-Green Bay Ecumenical Center, and by Fr. Bob Kollath at the Newman Center at UW-Oshkosh.

"These are two great stories, great examples of 'Faces of Faith,'(Appeal theme)" said Josh Diedrich, director of the Bishop's Appeal, "but there are hundreds more. From the religious ed teacher who helps children with the building blocks of faith, to parish leaders who visit the homebound, the Bishop's Appeal allows the diocese to reach out to those in need and help others as Jesus taught us."

The target for the 2005 Bishop's Appeal is $4.8 million, equivalent to the 2004 goal. Last year's campaign received more than $4.67 million from nearly 40,000 donors.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times
 • Pope recovering, will he retire?
    Papal resignation up to him, secretary of state says
    as the pontiff continues to improve

 • Nothing convoluted in this search (Lent)
    Students use Lent to search a labyrinth for God

 • Sentencing law renews faith in the system
    Definite terms help victims and those convicted

 • Lenten Giving/Easter Joy Wish List --
    Project offers chance to be a Lenten steward

 • Nothing convoluted in this search

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop Zubik --
    Bridging the Gap: Thirteen Days

 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau
    Sulk or snap or sneer or snub or storm

 • Explaining the Scripture
    by Fr. Richard Ver Bust
    The effects of redemption far exceed sin

• Patti Christensen --
   Families can help new Catholics

Praying with Sunday's Scriptures

Lent articles from previous issues:
Feb. 4, 2005 issue

Lenten fast and abstinence rules

2005 Wish List
Lenten Giving/Easter Joy Wish List

Help Wanted Ads

 • Help Wanted Ads


 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Bridging the Gap: Thirteen Days (Lent)

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    February 13, 2005: Sulk or snap or sneer or snub or storm (Lent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    February 13, 2005: The effects of redemption far exceed sin (Lent)

 • Editorial -- It's that time
    February is Catholic Press Month and a time to consider what we do
    at The Compass

 • Editorial -- Answering the question
    How to get something into The Compass

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    Divided government means action will take cooperation


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Turn potential road rage into a road to prayer
    Next time you're stuck in traffic, turn to God

 • Saint of the Day --
    Brothers invented language
    The Russian alphabet sprang from these two monks spreading the faith

 • Patti Christensen --
    Families can help new Catholics (Lent)
    RCI - what? RCIA or the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures (Lent)

 • Calendar of Events

Faces of Faith: Bishop's Appeal 2005 logo

Articles on Bishop's Appeal 2005

Bishop's Appeal brings Faces of Faith to others (Feb. 11, 2005)
Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use

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