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

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• Parishes, community groups serve meals at Easter

• Pope John Paul silently blesses crowd of 50,000 from his apartment window above St. Peter's Square

• U.S. Bishops launch campaign to increase public opposition to death penalty

• New Harris Poll shows drop in support for legalized abortion

• U.S. Bishops join those urging courts to save life of Terri Schiavo, who is being denied food and water

• Children's story -- Jesus walks to Emmaus with disciples, then reveals himself in Breaking of Bread

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Jesus' resurrection doesn't defeat evil by overpowering it, but by converting it

• St. Kathryn Hermes -- The way of God is the way of risk, vulnerability and tenderness

• Kathy Hamer -- Choose heroes carefully

• Charlie Martin -- If we think we're in love, but it appears one-sided, slow down and re-evaluate

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Question about which Bible translation to use

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Easter is at heart and center of Redemption

• George Weigel -- Former Lutheran pastor learns from his conversion that obedience brings freedom

plus ...
Rural Life Days 2005
Articles found only in the special section of Mar. 25 print edition:

• Manitowoc dairy learns value of Hispanic work ethic

• Coalition urges lawmakers to protect the environment

• Space is filling fast for Badger Dairy Camp, to be held June 9-11 at UW-Madison for ages 12-18

• Catholic Campaign for Human Development helps support urban garden

• Green Ribbon Campaign shows support for farming

• Overall, 2004 turned out to be good year for milk prices

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NOTE: There will be no Compass issue published on April 1, 2005. The next issue will be April 8, 2005.

New since the print edition ...

-- Posted: 4/02/2005, 8:53 p.m. Central Time
-- Updated: 4/07/2005, 6:35 p.m. Central Time

Bishops reflect on pontiff as leader and friend

Bps. Zubik and Wycislo inspired by Pope John Paul's character and humility

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 for more info.:

 • Diocese of Green Bay

 • Catholic News Service

 • USCCB (U.S. Conference
   of Catholic Bishops)

 • Papal Transitions
   (PDF file from USCCB)

 • The Vatican

 • NFCYM (National Federation for
   Catholic Youth Ministry page,
   featuring prayer service, other
   catechetical resources, & links)

 • Death of the Holy Father
   (links and info. from a priest
   of the Diocese of La Crosse)

 • St. Mary's Press page (FAQs,
   biography, prayer service, and
   activities for use in the home)

 • Celebrate the Legacy (a
   special gallery from the Pope
   John Paul II Cultural Center)

By Tony Staley
Compass Editor

Pope John Paul was one of the church's great popes and living proof that faith in Christ can take a person through suffering to accomplish great things, Green Bay Bp. David Zubik said in a statement after the pontiff's death.

TV, radio coverage of funeral, other Masses for pope

Bp. Zubik and retired Green Bay Bp. Aloysius Wycislo - a longtime friend of the pope - spoke at a press conference April 2 in front of St. Joseph Chapel on the diocesan campus.   Full story ...

Sidebar: Prayer services for pope in Green Bay Diocese

Related article:
Text of statement by Bishop David Zubik

E a s t e r

Proclaim and know: Christ IS Risen

Like the companions of Jesus, we are witnesses to the truth that our Lord is risen and lives
photo of Bishop David Zubik
David Zubik

Easter, 2005 

Dear sisters and brothers of the Risen Christ:

"Christ IS Risen!" Alleluia! Alleluia! Alleluia!

When Mary Magdalene, and later Peter and John came to Jesus' tomb early on that first Easter morning, they came to know that "Christ IS Risen!" (John 20:1-9)

When Jesus joined up with two of his disciples who were traveling on the road to Emmaus on that first Easter Sunday, they came to know that "Christ IS Risen!" (Luke 24:13-35)   Entire column ...

Other Easter articles

Covered by a big umbrella

Parish ministry requires a lot of conversation and a team approach
photo of Fr. Paul Demuth photo of Tony Pichler
Fr. Paul Demuth Tony Pichler

Seventh in a series on the Bishop's Appeal

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

When Bp. David Zubik appointed Fr. Paul Demuth diocesan Vicar for Ministers in October of 2004, he described the position as a "bridge between ministers and the diocese."

To build that bridge, Fr. Demuth, has implemented a team approach.
Full story ...

Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal
Sidebar: Amount raised so far

Other News

Mass Times

Easter/Holy Week Mass Schedules
(from Mar. 18 issue)

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

Lenten fast and abstinence rules
(from Feb. 4 issue)

 • Easter season brings new church (Easter)
    Two Rivers Parish dedicates church to chief Apostle
    on April 3

 • They shall triumph in the risen Lord's victory (Easter)
    Hundreds prepare to enter the church at Easter Vigil

 • Priesthood led from Vietnam to Wautoma
    Stops in Arkansas, Texas and Dominican Republic
    happened in between

 • Man charged with arson in Madison cathedral fire
    (posted in Mar. 18 Web issue as "New since the
    print edition" article)

   Rural Life Days 2005:
 • Rural Life Days celebrate heritage and hopes
    Diocese remains tied to rural community

E a s t e r
 • Easter/Holy Week Mass Schedules
    (from Mar. 18 issue)

 • Easter season brings new church

 • They shall triumph in the risen Lord's victory

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop Zubik --
    Proclaim and know: Christ IS Risen

 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    A feast of great juice, everlasting joy

 • Explaining the Scripture
    by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    Called to witness the Risen Lord

 • Editorial -- Thoughts turn

 • Editorial -- Following their pattern

• Patti Christensen --
   We are Easter people! Alleluia!

• Foundations of Faith --
   Fulfilling this duty should be easy for all of us

Easter articles from previous issues:

From March 18, 2005 issue:
Praying with Sunday's Scriptures
   Sidebar: Readings for the Week

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 --
    Proclaim and know: Christ IS Risen (Easter)

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    March 27, 2005: A feast of great juice and everlasting joy (Easter)
    April 3, 2005: The grace of mercy pours into our souls

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    March 27, 2005: Called to witness the Risen Lord (Easter)
    April 3, 2005: Baptism demands responsibilities

 • Editorial -- Thoughts turn (Holy Week/Easter)
    Holy Week turns our thoughts to death, but we must not forget the joy of Easter

 • Editorial -- Following their pattern (Easter)
    Adam and Eve teach us a lesson for today

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    Day of witness for life and dignity


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Fulfilling this duty should be easy for all of us (Easter)
    Easter duty is something most of us do at least once a week anyway

 • Saint of the Day --
    Once crippled, then she never stopped
    Restored health led Julia to found Namur community

 • Patti Christensen --
    We are Easter people! Alleluia! (Easter)
    Our mourning over personal losses can turn into redeemed rejoicing

 • Calendar of Events

Faces of Faith: Bishop's Appeal 2005 logo

Articles on Bishop's Appeal 2005

Covered by a big umbrella (Mar. 25, 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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