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Courtney Comar, Marinette, and Jillian Spildren, Green Bay, win first place in state Knights of Columbus Respect Life Essay contest
St. Mary Central High School student attends Pres. George W. Bush's inauguration
Fourth grader from Our Lady of Lourdes School, De Pere, has his 100+ nutcrackers on exhibit at Neville Museum in Green Bay
Pope reminds Catholics of importance of confession
Catholic philanthropic leaders say women in the church face "stained glass ceiling"
Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Jesus' Agony in the Garden shows us how it can be a place of transformation
St. Kathryn Hermes -- By letting go of our illusions we can discover that God and life are trustworthy
Kathy Hamer -- God is like alarm clock, complete with snooze button
Charlie Martin -- In disputes, seek agreement, not personal victories
Fr. John Dietzen -- How priestly celibacy in Western church began
Fr. Richard McBrien -- Holy Week celebrations evolved over centuries
George Weigel -- New South is fertile ground for growth of church
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-- Posted: 3/18/2005, 6:21 p.m. Central Time
Man charged with arson
in Madison cathedral fire
By Julianne Nornberg
Madison Catholic Herald
MADISON -- The March 14 fire at St. Raphael Cathedral was the result of arson.
That was what the Madison Fire Department's joint Fire/Police Investigation Team, assisted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Fire Arms, and Explosives and the Division of Criminal Investigation Arson Bureau has determined, according to Fire Chief Debra Amesqua at a press conference March 18.
A 41-year-old Lodi man, William Connell, was charged at a Dane County Circuit Court hearing March 18 with the arson. Full story ...
Service helps cash-strapped dig out of hole
People of all economic means run into budgetary problems
|OUT THEY GO: Karen Sukowatey and Sue Ruck of Catholic Charities cut up credit cards - an essential in getting runaway spending under control. (Rick Evans photo)
Sixth in a series on the Bishop's Appeal
By Joanne Flemming
Harry and Helen - not their real names - were getting by. They both held blue collar jobs, paid all their bills and even managed to save a little. Then Harry had medical problems that forced him to quit working for several months. The bills far outpaced their health insurance policy. Meanwhile, Helen's employer lost some key clients and her work hours were reduced. Soon they were where they'd never been before - deep in debt.
Miles away, Joe and Joan - also not their real names - were on top of the world. They had good paying white collar jobs, earning just short of $100,000 a year between them. They bought a large new house with a big mortgage in a great neighborhood, plus a boat, new cars and whatever struck their fancy. Money was never a problem. They signed up for most of the pre-approved credit cards they were offered nearly every day. And they used them, maxing out one card and moving on to another, while meeting the monthly minimum payments. Life was
great until corporate down-sizing left Joe without a job. Suddenly they couldn't pay even the monthly minimums. Their dream world was collapsing. Full story ...
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Cardinal calls for political unity
In a divided country, Catholics need unity
in social matters
Area Catholics planning day at the Capitol
Catholics at the Capitol will focus on issues
and meeting with the area's legislators
Korean teen on faith journey
Eighth grader will become a Catholic
on graduation day
Compass names advertising/marketing staff
Amy Kawula moves from ad design to sales
Chris Kuborn to do graphic design and assist in sales
Fire heavily damages Madison cathedral
(posted in Mar. 11 Web issue as "New since the print edition" article)
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Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
March 20, 2005: New life through the mystery of dying (Lent)
Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
March 20, 2005: Be humble like Jesus our model (Lent)
Editorial -- Balancing act
Annual struggle under way over the federal budget and what should be
included in it
Editorial -- Finding God in the arts
Church has long celebrated the arts
Foundations of Faith --
Holy Week: time for crosses and bread - and lots of oil (Lent)
New oils for anointing are prepared at a special Chrism Mass each year
Saint of the Day --
Orphan championed education
Italian saint founded school to teach women
Patti Christensen --
Celebrating Holy Week as family (Lent)
Parents can draw their children into the mysteries of our faith in many ways
Praying with Sunday's Scriptures
Sidebar: Readings for the Week (Lent)
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