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


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• Expanded retirement home for Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother in Oshkosh to be dedicated Mar. 5

• Hundreds of women gather in Sturgeon Bay to celebrate faith

• Bruce Campbell retires after 13+ years as manager of St. Vincent de Paul Society store in Green Bay

• Twenty-four members of four Fox Valley parishes graduate from Caring Ministry training

• Parents of Terri Schiavo continue fight to keep their daughter alive

• Kathleen McChesney resigns as executive director of U.S. Bishops' Office of Child and Youth Protection

• Pope warns in new book that society needs to look to God, not itself, for answers about good, evil

• Brazilian authorities arrest three for murder of Sr. Dorothy Stang, a missionary, advocate for peasants

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Jesus' Agony in the Garden illustrates five key ingredients for prayer

• Sr. Kathryn Hermes -- We build illusions to hide from ourselves the truth about our defenselessness

• Charlie Martin -- When pretty face isn't enough, seek a beautiful soul

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Question about Anointing of the Sick

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- It might be possible for majority to work together to lower abortion numbers

• George Weigel -- Three things need to happen during upcoming Vatican visits to seminaries

• Molly Wilber of St. Bernard Parish in Green Bay has had hair cut three times for Locks of Love


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Compass brings news
with Catholic perspective

Staff dedicates itself to bring news of the church and of the community to its readers
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PAPER CREW: Compass staff gathers in the editor's office. From left are, Barb Gauthier, circulation assistant/receptionist; Tony Staley, editor; Amy Kawula, advertising/marketing representative; Chris Rosera, proof reader/typist; Jeff Kurowski, assistant editor; Patricia Kasten, associate editor, is not pictured. (Rick Evans photo)

Fourth in a series on the Bishop's Appeal

By Marie Gunderson

The day Fr. Ron Rolheiser came to speak in Green Bay a few years back, Tony Staley, editor of The Compass, was hoping for a decent turn out - 50-75 people. Though the popularity of Fr. Rolheiser's column was sure to bring a few spectators, the overwhelming response left only a few vacant seats in St. Bernard Church.

"There was a real spiritual need that Fr. Rolheiser filled that night and he does so every week in his column," Staley said. Along with Fr. Rolheiser, The Compass staff dedicates itself each week to feeding the spiritual needs of today's Catholics.

Amy Kawula, advertising consultant for The Compass has worked for the diocese for more than 18 years. "[The Compass] keeps you grounded in your faith," she said. "It sparks ideas and makes you want to learn more."

The Compass provides a different approach to news and society. In a world where violence and tragedy dominate the news media, The Compass offers a refreshingly positive attitude.

The Compass puts great care into its work to ensure every article is presented from a "moral and ethical standpoint," Staley said, which is what readers consistently find from reading the paper.   Full story ...

Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal

Other News

Mass Times

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

 • Recovering pope meeting aides
    After tracheotomy, John Paul's doctors say rest
    and don't talk

 • Riding on the 'Morning Air'
    Relevant Radio host seeks a mainstream approach
    to presenting news and the faith

 • Internet users can e-mail get well greetings to pope
    Vatican has a link on its site

 • Breaking down barrier to health
    Parish clinic helps Hispanic members get health checks
    Sidebar: About the Catholic Campaign for Human Development


Lent
 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    People of prayer called to action

 • Explaining the Scripture
    by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    Unity in Christ and in one another

 • Patti Christensen --
    Families working together can finish Lent strong

 • Foundations of Faith --
    Why do people kneel before wood or cloth?

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


Lent articles from previous issues:
Feb. 25, 2005 issue
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

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    March 6, 2005: People of prayer called to action (Lent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    March 6, 2005: Unity in Christ and in one another (Lent)

 • Editorial -- Do right thing
    Needs of the poor must rank high when drawing up state and national budgets

 • Editorial -- What role for religion
    Diverse country leads to hard problem


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    Why do people kneel before wood or cloth? (Lent)
    Relics remind us of how close God is to the saints - and us

 • Saint of the Day --
    She smiled at the scornful
    Colette set out to reform the communities of Poor Clares

 • Patti Christensen --
    Families working together can finish Lent strong (Lent)
    As Lent passes the halfway mark, it's time to sit down as a family
    and discuss it

 • 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


Compass brings news with Catholic perspective (Mar. 4, 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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