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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMay 20, 2005 Issue 


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• Nine Oshkosh-area parishes celebrate Pentecost at single Mass

• Chapel plays key role in 'dream' residential facility

• Neenah-Menasha Catholic schools win national award

• John Paul II sainthood cause leaps forward

• Congregation for Doctrine of the Faith successor named by pope

• Catholic, Anglican groups agree on Mary

• Study seeks ethical stem cell research methods

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Jesus, in the Ascension, teaches lesson for life

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- Youth loved Pope John Paul because he loved them

• Charlie Martin -- By being baptized in God's love we can conquer much

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Purgatory is not a mini-hell

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Pope Benedict XVI left a long 'paper trail'

• St. Thomas More AAA posters promote safety

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Bishop to ordain two
to priesthood Saturday

Brian Belongia of Two Rivers ready to do what he's prepared for

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

photo of Rev. Mr. Brian Belongia
Rev. Mr.
Brian Belongia

"It's time to get out there and start doing what I've been preparing to do spiritually and academically," said the Rev. Mr. Brian Belongia.

Belongia, a Two Rivers native, will be ordained a priest for the Diocese of Green Bay by Bp. David Zubik at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 21, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay.

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Carl Schmitt of Two Rivers has long known priesthood was for him

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

photo of Rev. Mr. Carl Schmitt
Rev. Mr.
Carl Schmitt

While some men go to the seminary to discern the priesthood, the Rev. Mr. Carl Schmitt wasn't one of them.

"I came in knowing it was right for me," he said. "Unless God was going to knock me over the head and say 'There's no way you are going to be a priest,' it was ordination for me. I knew the challenges would be there.

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Other News

Mass Times

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

 • Schiavo case shows need to talk
    Living wills are not enough to deal with end
    of life decisions

 • Dream becoming a reality in Elías Piña
    Dominican Republic mission to open school
    Sidebar: How to help
    Sidebar: Past articles on the Dominican Republic

 • Summer Mass Schedules


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Columns

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Bridging the Gap: October 1, 1979

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    May 22, 2005: A Trinitarian God makes sense to me

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    May 22, 2005: Experience God's blessing as Paul did

 • Editorial -- Minimal amount
    Wisconsin's minimum wage needs to go up and even then people
    won't earn enough

 • Editorial -- Doing the right thing
    What if team names mocked Catholics?

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    Catholic social teaching places people above economy


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    Guard prepares for quincentenary of service to popes
    Swiss job at Vatican entails armor, helmet, and a gun

 • Saint of the Day --
    They feared the Anglo Saxons
    Apostle to the English first wanted to turn back to Rome

 • Calendar of Events


Faces of Faith: Bishop's Appeal 2005 logo

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)
Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use



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