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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinSeptember 9, 2005 Issue 

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• Killeen Chair focuses on truthfulness and hope

• Diocesan budget counselors continue to increase their skills

• Wisconsin Catholic Conference opposes changes in rent-to-own laws

• More Catholic Finns may live in Upper Peninsula than anywhere else in world

• Vatican visits of U.S. seminaries to start

• Sudanese priest narrowly escapes his country with his life

• FDA's Plan B decision receives high marks

• Should being Catholic be an issue for holding public office?

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Recover the spontaneous sense of joy in life

• Fr. Joe Bragotti, CMF -- Treating others like people, not chickens

• Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk -- New method may eliminate moral problem with embryonic stem cells

• Charlie Martin -- U2 reminds us that we can't make it on our own

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Are we still pursuing ecumenism?

• Kids Chronicle: Jesus preaches about our need to forgive

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Seminarians connect, reconnect

Retreat allows time to reflect and learn from others
photo of Bishop David Zubik with diocesan seminarians
DIOCESAN SEMINARIANS: Bp. Zubik met with seminarians during their annual retreat. A picnic followed at St. Agnes Parish in Green Bay. (Rick Evans photo) (click for larger version of photo)

By Adam Campbell

Mike Brummond is excited to have a date set for his ordination to the priesthood.

"Things are becoming more real, I have a date set on a calendar for ordination," he said. "It puts things in perspective when it's that close."

Brummond said his greatest experience as a seminarian was meeting Pope John Paul II three years ago at a private Mass and being close enough to hold the pope's hand and to kiss his ring. The third year theology student from Menasha is studying at the North American College in Rome.

Brummond was one of 13 seminarians who last week took part in the annual seminarian retreat at Holy Name Retreat House on Chambers Island in Door County. The retreat allows seminarians - who attend four different seminaries - to reconnect, as well as to meet some members of the Serra Club, which promotes vocations to the priesthood.

After being away for a year, Brummond was able to reconnect with other seminarians and meet the new seminarians.   Full story ...

Sidebar: Seminarian support
Sidebar: Is God calling me?

Hurricane Katrina

 • Katrina: Area Catholics can help
    Right now, money is needed more than any other aid
    Sidebar: Special hurricane collection

 • Outpouring of care: Welcoming Katrina survivors
    Dioceses, parishes and individuals extend help to those in need

 • Salvatorian Mission Warehouse sends flood relief supplies
    Usually items go overseas

 • Mississippi priory spared by hurricane
    Norbertine foundation near Jackson is surrounded by trees

 • Editorial -- Flood with aid
    People in areas of the South suffering from Hurricane Katrina need
    our financial help

 • Bishop asks prayers, money for hurricane survivors (from Sept. 2, 2005 issue)

Other News

Mass Times
 • Evangelization director named
    Dcn. Michael Grzeca will also oversee Worship

 • What works, and doesn't, in married life
    Gathering speaker to look at marriage
    and engaged life
    Sidebar: Diocese Gathers

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    September 11, 2005: Live the precepts of the Gospel

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    September 11, 2005: Repay God for the mercy shown to us

 • Editorial -- Flood with aid
    People in areas of the South suffering from Hurricane Katrina need
    our financial help

 • Editorial -- Columnist to explain bioethics
    New writer untangles the confusion


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Gardens can speak to us of earth and of heaven
    Besides lilies and roses, flowers offer a variety of reminders of the Virgin Mary

 • Saint of the Day --
    From darkness to light
    Catherine and her husband both had positive conversions

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures

 • 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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