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Pope appeals for peace, church unity in first Sunday noon blessing
Panelists see Pope Benedict XVI as unifier, peacemaker
Notre Dame student writes from the heart and wins contest
Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Despite initial misgivings we must believe good will come from new pope's reign
Charlie Martin -- For someone to know us we must trust and tell
Fr. John Dietzen -- Are there zodiac signs at St. Peter's?
Fr. Richard McBrien -- Choice of Benedict as a name is promising
George Weigel -- Neither theologians nor athletes play ball
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Sr. Mary Shawn Fagan finds a role for St. Pius X parishioners
|COMPUTER ASSISTED: Her trusty computer data base is one of the tools Sr. Mary Shawn Fagan uses to find volunteers at St. Pius X Parish, Appleton. (Rick Evans photo)
Fourth in a series on the stewardship of service
By Linda DeVries
When St. Pius X Parish, Appleton, needs a lector for Mass or volunteers for the parish picnic, they know who to call - Sr. Mary Shawn Fagan, ANG. As parish volunteer coordinator, she maintains a comprehensive data base of parishioners who have expressed willingness to help with various ministries.
Because St. Pius X Parish has a goal of 100% participation in Mass attendance, volunteering and financial support, the half-time position of volunteer coordinator was established seven years ago.
Sr. Fagan, who took over the role in 2000 after retiring as principal of St. Pius X School, said her administrative skills serve her well. Full story ...
Pondering new pope's theology
He's an Augustinian, not a Thomist, in his
Priest assuming double duties in Chancery
Bishop adds vicar general responsibilities to those
Fr. John Doerfler has as chancellor
Mother's Day: Pray for all on this special day
Rejoice for all mothers and reach out to those
with aching hearts
Sidebar: A Prayer for Mothers
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Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
Bridging the Gap: 'Habemus Papam'
Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
May 8, 2005: Embrace the faith vision of reality
Editorial -- Possible advance
It may be too good to be true, but there might be a way to lower abortion in U.S.
Editorial -- Art imitates church life
Once upon a time, this cardinal cleaned up
Foundations of Faith --
Pope is a world leader, as well as a spiritual one
The Holy Father heads one of the smallest, yet most influential, nations
Saint of the Day --
Soldiers in the Lord's army
First century martyrs turned in swords and were beheaded
Stewardship: A Way of Life --
Do you hear God knocking?
Stewards discern the call of God and how they should respond to it
Sidebar: Learn more
Praying with Sunday's Scriptures
Calendar of Events
Articles on Bishop's Appeal 2005
Gifts top $4 million to support 2005 Bishop's Appeal (Apr. 29, 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)
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