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

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• Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross to build new motherhouse along shore of Bay of Green Bay

• Prayer makes difference in rabies recovery of Fond du Lac girl; Her battle affected entire community

• Several groups praise Court ban on capital punishment for juveniles

• Pope continues to heal, may be home by Easter; Various cardinals will fill in at Holy Week services

• Council of Trent teaching on real presence of Christ in the Eucharist remains normative today, Cardinal Avery Dulles says

• Group of Muslim tsunami survivors find strongest advocate is community of Catholic nuns

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Jesus shows by agony in the Garden that we must spiritually prepare for battle

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- If we look hard we can find some good in TV

• Charlie Martin -- Coming from troubled home doesn't mean we can't turn our lives around

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Question about laicization

• Kids Chronicle: Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead

plus ...
Financial Planning
Articles found only in the special section of Mar. 11 print edition:

• CEO: increase effectiveness by improving yourself at every level

• Catholic Charities in Green Bay developing more programs to help people with financial problems

• Consider alternative investments to protect retirement nest egg

• Ways to save time, money by avoiding probate

• Couples may want to consider buying second-to-die insurance

• Steps to avoid identity theft

• Legal checkups can save time and problems later

• Most Americans have no protection for long-term risk

• Considering possibility of Title 19 to meet long-term care costs

And more!

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-- Posted: 3/14/2005, 4:53 p.m. Central Time
-- Updated: 3/15/2005, 1:52 p.m. Central Time

Fire heavily damages Madison cathedral

photo of fire at St. Raphael Cathedral in Madison
Black smoke rises and flames leap from the roof destroyed by fire at the Diocese of Madison's 150-year-old St. Raphael Cathedral in Madison, Wis. The fire broke out in the early morning hours of March 14. (Julianne Nornberg photo)

By Julianne Nornberg
Madison Catholic Herald

MADISON -- Smoke billowed out of the roof, spire, and bell tower at the 150-year-old St. Raphael Cathedral early March 14 after a fire broke out there, only a few months after the new spire was raised.

The fire began at 5:32 a.m. and the Madison Fire Department was on the scene by 5:39 a.m., where they worked defensively to control the two-alarm fire, shooting water at it from the hoses of four ladder trucks.

The fire destroyed the roof, which collapsed into the church.

Msgr. Paul J. Swain, rector of the cathedral, said March 15 that from what he could see, the pews were not burned and the altar, walls, mosaic, and sacristy were not substantially damaged, but structural engineers will have to evaluate everything. Monsignor Swain said that other than effects of smoke, the rectory, where all parish records are stored, was "in good shape."   Full story ...

Meeting the needs
of burgeoning population

Appeal helps parishes provide for spiritual needs of growing Hispanic Catholic population
photo of Bp. Zubik (left) and Fr. Philip Dinh-Van-Thiep distributing Communion in Wautoma
HISPANIC MINISTRY: Bp. David Zubik (left) and Fr. Philip Dinh-Van-Thiep distribute Communion at a Spanish-language Mass in St. Joseph Church, Wautoma. (Josh Diedrich photo)

Fifth in a series on the Bishop's Appeal

By Linda DeVries
Compass Correspondent

Wautoma is a small town - its population hovers around 2,100 - but the Catholic parish maintains an active, ever-changing ministry.

St. Joseph Parish attends to the needs of this largely agricultural area, serving residents in up to six counties, said Sr. Pat Flanigan, who oversees St. Joseph's Hispanic ministry. The summer months are especially busy, when the population swells with the arrival of migrant workers. At times, she said, the numbers become overwhelming.

Most of the transient labor force comes from Mexico, following the harvest of crops from Florida, California, or Texas to the northern states. Many do not speak English, making it difficult to meet their various physical and spiritual needs. Nearly 99% have Catholic roots.   Full story ...

Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal

Other News

Mass Times

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

 • Thinking about the unthinkable
    Church has no mechanism to deal
    with incapacitated pope

 • Pope: Grow in love of Eucharist
    Christ is present especially in the Eucharistic
    celebration, pontiff says in special message

 • Postcard campaign seeks to change minds
on judge list

    Drive aimed at senators

 • Grants support pro-life plans
    Parishes can apply for Monica Meyer grants

 • More than $800,000 raised in diocese to help CRS on tsunami

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop Zubik --
    Bridging the Gap: Ave Crux Spes Unica

 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    Death does not have the final word

 • Explaining the Scripture
    by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    We must cooperate with the Spirit

 • Patti Christensen --
    Lent beckons us to family story time

 • Foundations of Faith --
    Fabric of Passiontide both covers and reveals

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

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


 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Bridging the Gap: Ave Crux Spes Unica (Lent)

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    March 13, 2005: Death does not have the final word (Lent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    March 13, 2005: We must cooperate with the Spirit (Lent)

 • Editorial -- Make it happen
    It's up to parishes to take steps if they want to increase
    their young adults membership

 • Editorial -- Preparing for holiest season
    Find real 'March Madness' in your parish

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    Deciding what counts: Human life or economic development


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Fabric of Passiontide both covers and reveals (Lent)
    Lenten veils may appear in parishes as of this Sunday

 • Saint of the Day --
    First sisters out in the community
    St. Louise took her sisters out of the convent

 • Patti Christensen --
    Lent beckons us to family story time (Lent)
    We can lead our children to Jesus by using stories to teach them our faith

 • 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

Meeting the needs of burgeoning population (Mar. 11, 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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