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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinFebruary 25, 2005 Issue 


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• U.S. Supreme Court to review Oregon's assisted suicide law

• Hundreds gather in Madison to learn about stem cells, Unborn Child Pain Awareness Act and medical conscience rights

• Women meet in Madison to talk about bad effects they've been living with since having abortion

• Eucharist is at heart of church and its mission, says pope

• After death of final Fatima visionary, many still believe Vatican has not revealed everything about third secret

• Kids Chronicle: Moses brings water from the rock

• Sr. Kathryn Hermes -- Those who make time for regular prayer find that it brings them three benefits

• Kathy Hamer -- God's gift to us -- the miracle of life -- is worth celebrating at every stage

• Charlie Martin -- Hope exists for those enslaved by drugs

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

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Seeking common ground to lower abortion rate

• Notre Dame Academy applies to become an International Baccalaureate school


plus ...
Capitol Report
Articles found only in the special section of Feb. 25 print edition:

• Wisconsin Catholic Conference agenda seeks to bring community of conscience to policy debates

• Wisconsin Catholics to gather at Capitol April 4 to learn more about public policy and to advocate

• Bill seeks to protect conscience rights of health care professionals

• Proposed constitutional amendment would affirm marriage as between a man and a woman

• Some Wisconsin legislators say faith and politics go hand-in-hand

• How a bill becomes a law

• State's bishops discuss social justice, relationship to Scripture

And more!


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Bringing the church to those
with disabilities

Bishop's Appeal helps parishes and parents to include all believers
photo of Fr. Don Zerkel of Milwaukee Archdiocese signing Sunday Mass at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, Green Bay
SIGNING MASS: Fr. Don Zerkel of the Milwaukee Archdiocese signs Sunday Mass at St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, Green Bay. Susan Perrault, diocesan consultant for ministry to persons with disabilities, helps parishes arrange such services. (Rick Evans photo)

Third in a Bishop's Appeal series

By Joanne Flemming
Compass Correspondent

A child was preparing for First Communion. But there was a challenge. The child was tube-fed.

What to do?

Call Susan Perrault. The diocesan consultant for ministry to persons with disabilities worked with the parish and the family to prepare the child for Communion. During the process the parents indicated that the child could swallow if the Eucharist was placed on the back of his tongue.

Perrault suggested the parish order one of the long-handled spoons used for Communion in Eastern Rites and "Father practiced taking a bit of the cup" and giving it to the child, she said.

The parish gave the child the spoon as a First Communion present. When his mother brings him for weekly Eucharist, she gives the spoon to the Communion minister.

"It's perfectly OK not to do things the same way everyone else does," Perrault said, who describes her job as assisting "Catholic parishes, schools and programs in the appropriate inclusion of persons with disabilities."

She helps on a case by case basis, usually beginning with a call from a family asking for assistance in involving a child or adult with disabilities in faith formation and worship.   Full story ...

Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal

Other News

Mass Times

Lenten Giving/ Easter Joy Wish List
(from Feb. 11 issue)

 • Most U.S. dioceses pass audit
    But abuse crisis is not over, executive
    director cautions
    Sidebar: On the Web

 • Howard parish helps Haitians (Lent)
    Sewers make backpacks, parishioners bring
    supplies, youth fill packs

 • New Manitowoc parish named for St. Francis
    The city's six parishes will become one July 1

 • Urban expert urges inclusionary zoning laws
    Neighborhoods need to have a mix of affordable housing if they are to be healthy

 • Audit encourages Catholics to remain vigilant
    All but seven of the audited dioceses in the U.S. are in compliance
    Sidebar: On the Web


Lent
 • Howard parish helps Haitians

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop Zubik --
    Driving in the left hand lane

 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    'So, on what does our faith depend?'

 • Explaining the Scripture
    by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    Jesus' life and death show God's love

 • Guest Column by Br. Steve Herro --
    We have chance to aid church mission

 • Patti Christensen --
    Make Lenten journey a family pilgrimage in search of the holy

• Foundations of Faith --
   Ancient circuits offer new paths to God during Lent
   Sidebar: How to walk

Praying with Sunday's Scriptures
   Sidebar: Readings for the Week


Lent articles from previous issues:
Feb. 18, 2005 issue
Feb. 11, 2005 issue
Feb. 4, 2005 issue

Lenten fast and abstinence rules


2005 Wish List
Lenten Giving/Easter Joy Wish List
(from Feb. 11, 2005 issue)


Help Wanted Ads

 • Help Wanted Ads

Columns

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Driving in the left hand lane (Lent)

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    February 27, 2005: 'So, on what does our faith depend?' (Lent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    February 27, 2005: Jesus' life and death show God's love (Lent)

 • Editorial -- Fascinating physics
    Vatican scientist says scientific discoveries change how we see the world
    and God

 • Editorial -- Dioceses deserve kudos
    Compliance with Charter good news
    Sidebar: On the Web

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    WCC ready to lobby on the budget

 • Guest Column by Br. Steve Herro --
    We have chance to aid church mission (Lent)
    Stewards are connected to the church's national and international mission


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    Ancient circuits offer new paths to God during Lent (Lent)
    Twisting, turning, in and out As we pray, peace comes about
    Sidebar: How to walk

 • Saint of the Day --
    Being king not worth a war
    Casimir preferred prayer to the crown, political intrigue

 • Patti Christensen --
    Make Lenten journey a family pilgrimage in search of the holy (Lent)
    Our search for the sacred is a quest for those treasures that will not rot

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures (Lent)
    Sidebar: Readings for the Week

 • Calendar of Events


Faces of Faith: Bishop's Appeal 2005 logo

Articles on Bishop's Appeal 2005


Bringing the church to those with disabilities (Feb. 25, 2005)

• Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
   Driving in the left hand lane (Feb. 25, 2005)

Campus ministry fuels students' growth in faith (Feb. 18, 2005)

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



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