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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinApril 15, 2005 Issue 

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• Human nature demands certain rights can't be broken, Milwaukee Archbishop Dolan says at annual Catholics at the Capitol in Madison

• Alternative Spring Break in Virginia, Kentucky brings UWGB and UWO students closer to God

• Teens called to faithfulness, Doug Barry of Radix tells Door Co. youth

• Determining impact of Pope John Paul II will take time

• Rules for upcoming conclave to elect new pope call for secrecy

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Pope John Paul II's life had three qualities that provide world with special blessing

• Kathy Hamer -- Whether it's pope or close friend, their shoes will never be filled

• Charlie Martin -- Determine carefully if words of love ring true

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- Pope John Paul II's Theology of the Body transformed her life

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Question on schismatic Society of St. Pius X

• George Weigel -- Next pope will be chosen by far larger, more diverse conclave than ever before

• Kids Chronicle: The parable of the Good Shepherd

plus ...
Parish Planning 2005
Articles found only in the special section of April 15 print edition:

• Neenah-Menasha's five parishes have long worked together

• Fr. Paul Demuth: Area planning process challenges parish leaders while providing roadmap for future

• Priests serving multiple parishes becoming the norm, says sister conducting study on the subject

• When churches close: A look at what happens to buildings, cemeteries

• St. Mary of the Lake Parish in Lakewood is creative with ministry to serve population that changes greatly by season

• Parish is people, not the worship site, say leaders in Oshkosh who continue area-wide needs-review

• Timeline: 336 years of parish planning in Diocese of Green Bay

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-- Posted: 4/19/2005, 4:11 p.m. Central Time

Cardinal Ratzinger, guardian of church doctrine, elected 265th pope

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Because of a licensing agreement with Catholic News Service, The Compass Web site may archive CNS news stories for only 30 days. Therefore, the CNS article that was on this page has been removed: Cardinal Ratzinger, guardian of church doctrine, elected 265th pope. A CNS photo was also removed from this page.

A related story was published in the April 22, 2005 print edition of The Compass (page 1) with the title, "Pope Benedict XVI to lead church."

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Deep faith stands out in special education group

For more than 20 years, Tom Mentele has directed the program
in the Oshkosh area
photo of Tom Mentele playing guitar for Jason VandeVen, Matt Noffke and Tom Flemming
RIGHT NOTE: Tom Mentele, Oshkosh area director of religious special education, plays the guitar for Jason VandeVen, Matt Noffke and Tom Flemming. (Dick Meyer photo)

Second in a series on the Stewardship of Service

By Joanne Flemming
Compass Correspondent

OSHKOSH -- The really deep faith of the Oshkosh-area special needs youth and adults is why Tom Mentele says he's coordinated Vicariate X's special education religion program for more than 20 years.

"There is a real connection there," Mentele said. "They relate to God on a really basic level as ... a loving and caring Father."

SERV (Special Education Religion of Vicariate X) draws its 25 to 30 students from the seven parishes in Oshkosh and one each in Omro and Winneconne, as well as other denominations. Classes meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays - October to spring - at St. Josephat, Oshkosh, a handicapped accessible church.   Full story ...

S p e c i a l   S e c t i o n :
Parish Planning 2005
click for additional parish planning info. on Diocese of Green Bay Web site
 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    The Spirit remains with our Church

 • Plans to lead parishes into the future approved
    Bp. Zubik accepts and approves plans
    for models of the future

 • For a list of articles found only in the
    print edition of the Parish Planning 2005
    special section, see the box at left.

 • Additional parish planning info.
    on Diocese of Green Bay Web site

Other News

Mass Times

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

 • Diverse group will pick pope
    In meetings now, cardinals will be sizing
    up the candidates

 • 'Pope offered his life for his flock, humanity'
    Dean of College of Cardinals preaches at funeral
    Mass attended by huge congregation

 • A celebration of John Paul II
    Diocese pays homage to pontiff at Memorial Mass

 • Seminarians among faithful to mourn pope
    Trio share their personal accounts of pontiff's funeral

 • Pope John Paul II: 1920 - 2005 -- Coverage from Mar. 25 & Apr. 8 Web issues

Fourth Sunday of Easter
 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    What are we to do to grow in the Lord?

 • Explaining the Scripture
    by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    Christ is the guardian of our soul

2005 Wish List
Lenten Giving/Easter Joy Wish List
(from Feb. 11, 2005 issue)

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    The Spirit remains with our Church

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    April 17, 2005: What are we to do to grow in the Lord?

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    April 17, 2005: Christ is the guardian of our soul

 • Editorial -- Guessing who
    Interest high in trying to determine who will be the next pope and what he will do

 • Editorial -- All eyes turning to Rome
    Catholicism represents continuity, mystery


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Tax time reminds us of stewardship for church too
    Parishes pay taxes to diocese, which pays taxes to Washington and Rome

 • Saint of the Day --
    This pope also an apostolic pilgrim
    A millennium ago, we had another pontiff known for his predilection for travels

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life --
    Stewards take presiding seriously
    Special classes help to prepare leaders to conduct certain services

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures

 • Calendar of Events

Faces of Faith: Bishop's Appeal 2005 logo

Articles on Bishop's Appeal 2005

Reaching outside school walls (Apr. 8, 2005)

Covered by a big umbrella (Mar. 25, 2005)
  Sidebar: Amount raised so far

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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