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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMarch 18, 2005 Issue 

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• Crowd of 2,000 welcomes pope back to Vatican after hospital stay

• Vatican official say UN needs to provide strong leadership in helping displaced people in Sudan

• 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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New since the print edition ...
-- 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
photo of Karen Sukowatey and Sue Ruck of Catholic Charities cutting up credit cards
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
Compass Correspondent

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 ...

Sidebar: Serving diocese
Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal

Other News

Mass Times

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

 • 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)

 • Easter/Holy Week Mass Schedules

 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    New life through the mystery of dying

 • Explaining the Scripture
    by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    Be humble like Jesus our model

 • Patti Christensen --
    Celebrating Holy Week as family

 • Foundations of Faith --
    Holy Week: time for crosses and bread - and lots of oil

Readings for the Week

Lent articles from previous issues:
Mar. 11, 2005 issue
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


 • 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)

 • Calendar of Events

Faces of Faith: Bishop's Appeal 2005 logo

Articles on Bishop's Appeal 2005

Service helps cash-strapped dig out of hole (Mar. 18, 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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