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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinSeptember 2, 2005 Issue 

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• Spokane Diocese will appeal verdict that parish assets must be used to settle sex abuse claims

• Bishops back rights of workers in Labor Day message

• Advances in stem cell research may end experiments on embryos

• Teens' faith grows during international gathering

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- By becoming human, Jesus gave us great power to bind and loose

• Fr. John Rausch -- We participate in divine activity each time we work

• Charlie Martin -- We must act to help Africa's poorest stay alive

• Fr. John Dietzen -- How many Masses for the dead can you have said?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Pope may surprise admirers, critics alike

• George Weigel -- Sen. Patrick Leahy needs to play fair during hearings on court nominee

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-- Posted: 9/2/2005, 12:28 p.m. Central Time

Bishop asks prayers, money
for hurricane survivors

Special collection scheduled Sept. 10-11

By Renae Bauer
Assistant Director of Communications

Catholics throughout the Diocese of Green Bay will be asked at Masses the weekend of Sept. 10 and 11 to give financial assistance to survivors of Hurricane Katrina.

In addition, Bp. David Zubik is asking that diocesan Catholics remember in prayer all those affected by the hurricane at all Masses the weekend of Sept. 3-4.   Full story ...

Trip shows a different reality

Campus minister hopes students can share experience
photo of Laurie Svatek with Latin American children during a recent trip to Peru and Bolivia
ON A JOURNEY: Laurie Svatek, diocesan Director of Campus Ministry, and Catholic Campus Minister at the Ecumenical Center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, visited with Latin American children during a recent trip to Peru and Bolivia, sponsored by the Maryknoll Missioners. (Submitted photo)

By Heather Chrudimsky
Compass Correspondent

Extreme poverty, civil protests and dedicated students, are just some of what Laurie Svatek witnessed on a recent mission trip to South America.

Svatek, diocesan Director of Campus Ministry, and Catholic Campus Minister at the Ecumenical Center at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, said she is "not the same person I was before my travels."

Svatek visited Peru and Bolivia on a trip for U.S. campus ministers sponsored by Maryknoll Missioners. The program seeks to raise awareness of Latin American reality, develop a greater sense of solidarity with the people of these countries and foster the sort of inter-American cooperation among Catholics called for by the Synod of America.

The idea for the trip began last November after a meeting between diocesan campus ministers and student representatives from the five colleges and universities in the diocese.

"We asked students what was important about their faith and how we in campus ministry might better be of service to them in light of this," Svatek said. They learned "that college students are very interested in social justice and service as well as international travel."   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times

2005 Summer
Mass Schedules

(from May 20 issue)

 • Participants 'Catholicated' by Youth Day
    They hear the pope and other church leaders while
    meeting youth from around the world

 • GRACE subcommittees form
    Proposed plan for a unified Green Bay Catholic
    school system continues to advance
    Sidebar: More GRACE

 • Style shows: Unveiling the papacy
    More private pontiff pushes evangelization, ecumenism

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Bridging the Gap: Labor of Love

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    September 4, 2005: 'Tomorrow may be too late' to forgive

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    September 4, 2005: No matter the numbers, Jesus is present

 • Editorial -- Seeking justice
    Struggles continue in Portland, Oregon, over the archdiocese's bankruptcy case

 • Editorial -- New look at scriptures
    Compass adds new columnist this week


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Things looking dark? Just follow the sea's star
    Ancient title for Mary still offers guidance today

 • Saint of the Day --
    From orphanage to imperial throne
    Pulcheria is honored as saint in the East and the West

 • 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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