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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMay 27, 2005 Issue 

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• Terri Schiavo's parents meet with Pope Benedict XVI

• New head of Doctrine of Faith brings experience; Abp. William Levada involved in discussions on hot church, state issues

• Four Norbertines mark jubilees; Fr. Xavier Colavechio, Fr. Roderick Fenzl, Fr. Gilbert Jacobs and Fr. Samuel Jadin ordained in 1955

• Three Franciscans mark jubilees; Fr. Reynold Jarecki, Fr. George Jaskulski and Fr. Brendan Wroblewski ordained in 1955

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- How we treat poor will determine our place in eternity

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Should non-experts read the Bible?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- New pope deserves chance to make own path

• George Weigel -- Look to new pope to make changes in liturgy

• Kids Chronicle: Moses teaches people about God

plus ...
Print edition only ... featuring commencement info., photos of valedictorians and salutatorians, and lists of graduates for these area high schools:

• Notre Dame de la Baie, Green Bay

• St. Mary Central, Neenah/Menasha

• Xavier, Appleton

• Lourdes, Oshkosh

• Roncalli, Manitowoc

• Catholic Central of St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, Marinette

Also featuring these articles:

• St. Norbert College awards 478 degrees

• Silver Lake College confers 218 degrees

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Two Two Rivers natives ordained to priesthood

Bishop reminds Frs. Schmitt and Belongia of their call to serve
photo of Frs. David Pleier (left) and Richard Mauthe placing their hands upon newly ordained fellow priests Fr. Brian Belongia and Fr. Carl Schmitt
SHARED PRIESTHOOD: Frs. David Pleier (left) and Richard Mauthe place their hands upon their newly ordained fellow priests, Fr. Brian Belongia and Fr. Carl Schmitt after their May 21 priestly ordinations by Bp. David Zubik at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. (Rick Evans photo)

By Sarah Malcore
Compass Correspondent

St. Francis Xavier Cathedral overflowed with friends and family of Carl Schmitt and Brian Belongia and others from across the Green Bay Diocese who came to celebrate the ordination of the Two Rivers' men to the priesthood.

Bp. David Zubik, along with Bp. Robert Banks, Bp. Aloysius Wycislo, Bp. Mark Schmitt, Bp. Robert Morneau, Archabbot Justin DuVall and 12 priests participated in a May 21 Ordination Mass, rich in tradition and ritual.

After four years of college and four more years in the seminary - at Mundelein Seminary in Mundelein, Ill. (Fr. Belongia), and St. Meinrad Seminary in St. Meinrad, Ind. (Fr. Schmitt), the two have begun their service to the diocese.

The bishops, priests, several deacons and the two ordinands began the Mass with a procession into the cathedral.

The Rite of Ordination started when Fr. Doug LeCaptain, diocesan vocations director for formation, testified to Bp. Zubik that the candidates are ready to undertake the ministry of priesthood. Bp. Zubik accepted the recommendation and told the men they have been chosen for the Order of Priesthood. The entire assembly erupted for more than a minute of thundering applause, signaling their consent.

In his homily, Bp. Zubik said the two "are special men and I have been inspired by both through my interactions with them at social occasions and my trips to the seminary."   Full story ...

Other News

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2005 Summer
Mass Schedules

(from May 20 issue)

 • Which came first: meal, sacrifice?
    Vatican ecumenist says sharing Eucharist means
    sharing faith

 • School years come to an end
    Appleton teacher bids farewell to middle schoolers

 • Fourteen leaders prepare for commissioning
    Lay men and women complete ministry formation with the diocese

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    May 29, 2005: A 'solemn pledge of undivided love'
    June 5, 2005: Walk the path of love, prayer, freedom

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    May 29, 2005: Oneness is the purpose of the Eucharist

 • Editorial -- Celebrating Eucharist
    Considering columnist's questions about the liturgy and possible
    upcoming changes

 • Editorial -- Budget committee got it wrong
    We should not balance budget on the poor


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Sometimes being hungry can be a good thing
    A period of emptiness makes us long for God's fullness

 • Saint of the Day --
    An outsider became German apostle
    Boniface turned people to God by chopping down a tree

 • 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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