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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinAugust 19, 2005 Issue 

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• Bay Settlement sisters find a journey back makes cents

• Laona parish celebrates 100 years with parade, new tower

• Long-time Manitowoc pastor and Cubs' fan, Fr. Ronald Reimer, dies

• Four Capuchin friars celebrate jubilees

• Fr. Wilbert Staudenmaier, longtime Appleton pastor, founder of Keenagers, dies

• Vatican priest-scientist backs evolution

• U.S. Bishops support parental notification abortion law

• President urged to reject new embryonic stem cell plan

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Suicide leaves behind family and friends, their anger and guilt

• Fr. John Dietzen -- What are socially responsible investments

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Scholar spells out pope's theology, thinking

• George Weigel -- 'New faithful' speak out about the church

plus ... Back to School
Articles found only in the special section of August 19 print edition:

• Wisconsin mothers promote dignity in how teen girls dress

• WJOK to carry St. Norbert College games

• A look at the eight U.S. saints

• More schools opting for uniforms

• Catholic schools promote their character, compassion, values

• Setting down a list of rules for behavior at Mass

• Six books go on school reading list

• Teens from Green Bay Diocese help poor in New Mexico

And more!

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NOTE: There will be no Compass issue published on August 26, 2005. The next issue will be September 2, 2005.

New since the print edition ...
-- Posted: 8/19/2005, 5:37 p.m. Central Time

Tornado hits Stoughton

By Julianne Nornberg
Madison Catholic Herald

STOUGHTON -- A tornado that tore through the southern Wisconsin community of Stoughton the evening of August 18 has left extensive damage and homeless people in its wake.

One person was killed and at least three others were hospitalized. Approximately 80 homes were damaged in the Stoughton area, located about 10 miles southeast of Madison.

"It's a nightmare" that happened in just a few minutes, said Msgr. Gerard Healy, pastor of St. Ann Parish in Stoughton. Quite a few parishioners' homes have been damaged and some have been demolished, he said. At least two of the three people injured were also parishioners, he said.   Full story ...

Collection looks to the future

Donations will be used to help fund the education of young men studying for priesthood
image of 'Hope for the Future: Help Them Today' poster for seminarian education collection
Hope for the Future: Help Them Today poster for seminarian education collection

By Tony Staley
Compass Editor

Over the next month Catholics in northeast Wisconsin will be asked to help the ministerial needs of tomorrow by supporting the education of seminarians today.

The request comes through what may become an annual collection to educate seminarians.

Because of summer vacation schedules, parishes will have until Sept. 18 to conduct the Hope for the Future: Help Them Today collection, said Fr. Tom Long, diocesan director of vocations.

The diocese requires seminarians to pay for their own college education. The diocese then pays for major seminary (graduate school) at a cost of some $40,000 a year per seminarian - a total of $625,000 in 2005-06.

The diocese has paid for seminary education mainly with money earned from the sale of the former Sacred Heart Seminary in Oneida and donations for education of seminarians. But with increases in both the number of seminarians and the costs of seminary education, additional funding was needed, Fr. Long said.   Full story ...

Sidebar: Meet the seminarians
Sidebar: Promoting vocations

Other News

Mass Times

2005 Summer
Mass Schedules

(from May 20 issue)

 • Church puts Y-O-U in youth for young adults
    Large numbers from U.S. join delegations from
    around the world

 • Catching glimpse of papal mind
    Pope unveils his thinking about world, church
    and faith

 • Holy See dismisses sexual offender from the clerical state
    Bishop announces decision
    Sidebar: Reporting sexual abuse

 • Neenah trip leads Hungarian to fund others
    Foundation helps Global Outreach student exchange
    Sidebar: Reach out

 • Bishop's Charities Game, Aug. 26, pairs Pack and Pats
    Game tradition dates back to Lombardi days

Help Wanted Ads

 • Help Wanted Ads


 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Bridging the Gap: 'Go out ... and ...'

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    August 21, 2005: God selects some unlikely instruments
    August 28, 2005: Augustine grew through the Holy Spirit

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Richard Ver Bust --
    August 21, 2005: Paul: 'God's word has not failed'
    August 28, 2005: Law written on the hearts of people

 • Editorial -- Think again
    Courts seem eager to give doctors, not patients, control
    over end-of-life decisions

 • Editorial -- Seeking a tuition solution
    Counter-intuitive approach might help


 • Foundations of Faith --
    When a (sacred) picture is worth a thousand words
    Artwork in new catechism compendium selected for one reason: to transmit faith

 • Saint of the Day --
    Augustine started out pretty wild
    At first, paganism appealed to this early saint from Africa

 • 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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