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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinSeptember 16, 2005 Issue 


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• Time runs out on Miracle Baby five weeks after she is born to woman on life support

• Packers coach Mike Duffner not defensive about his faith or family

• Fox Valley alumni welcome Marquette U. president and coach

• Pope to world leaders: honor your commitments to poor countries

• Chief Justice William Rehnquist consistently opposed abortion and favored capital punishment

• Judge John Roberts would become third Catholic chief justice

• Stockbridge, Maplewood parishes celebrate 125th anniversaries

• Diocese of Jackson, Miss., feels storm effects and hosts displaced people

• Fr. Jeremy Tobin -- Trying to make sense from the hurricane

• Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk -- Why Vatican approves vaccinating kids

• Charlie Martin -- Deal with bad days in positive ways

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Why married clergy of other faiths are allowed to become Catholic priests

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Mixing religion and justice remains touchy

• George Weigel -- New biography reveals story of Mother Angelica

• Green Bay student takes part in Junior National Young Leaders Conference in Washington


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Bishop's Appeal tops target and sets record

Annual drive raises more than $4.8 million and hits mark for the first time since 1999
photo of students using candles to light their songbooks at Mass at Ecumenical Center at UWGB to celebrate opening of new school year
NEW YEAR MASS: Students use candles to light their songbooks Sept. 11 at Mass on the Grass at the Ecumenical Center at UWGB to celebrate the opening of the new school year. Campus ministry is funded in part through the annual Bishop's Appeal. Bp. Robert Morneau presided at the Mass. (Rick Evans photo)

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

Bishop's Appeal 2005 not only surpassed its target - for the first time since 1999 - but it also set an all-time high in dollars raised. The campaign received $4,817,000.02 from approximately 38,000 donors. The 2005 target was $4,804,643.

"I find myself not only impressed but especially inspired by the extraordinary support which the faithful of our diocese have given this year to the Bishop's Appeal," said Bp. David Zubik. "It is a significant reflection of the commitment that we have been making for nearly a decade that stewardship is a way of life for the church of Green Bay. In response to the generosity of so many people, I continue to pledge all of my energies to serve our church the best I can together with the help of so many talented members of the diocesan staff and so many generous leaders in our parishes and other faith-filled communities."

Josh Diedrich, director of the Bishop's Appeal, also pointed to the call to stewardship for the success of the Appeal.   Full story ...

Hurricane Katrina

 • Papal aide tours Katrina aftermath
    Bishops visit hard-hit spots in Biloxi, talk to survivors, fly over area

 • Money remains best way to help
    Area Catholics have already given $50,000 for relief
    Sidebar: Helping hurricane survivors

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik -- Bridging the Gap: One more time
    As tragedy strikes again, we reach out to the suffering Christ around us

 • Editorial -- Managing risk
    We need an honest appraisal as to what we can do better in the future
    to safeguard us

 • Editorial -- Don't blame God
    God didn't warn or punish us with Katrina

 • Coverage from September 9 Web issue

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


Other News

Mass Times
 • Experiencing heaven on earth
    Gathering, ACES staff learn about Byzantine liturgy
    Sidebar: Gathering schedule of Eastern Rite workshops
    Sidebar: Diocese Gathers

 • Youth volunteers overcome heat to serve Appalachian Outreach
    Dedicated group finds rewards in work and people
    Sidebar: Need help


Help Wanted Ads

 • Current Help Wanted Ads

Columns

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Bridging the Gap: One more time

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    September 18, 2005: Double attraction: love and justice

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    September 18, 2005: Generosity extended where it is needed

 • Editorial -- Managing risk
    We need an honest appraisal as to what we can do better in the future
    to safeguard us

 • Editorial -- Don't blame God
    God didn't warn or punish us with Katrina

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    Ten Commandment ruling may have been best solution

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life -- by Deacon Tim Reilly --
    Change brings stewardship insight
    Looking back at times of transition leads to new understanding of living


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    The Body - and the Spirit - are honored in relics
    Honoring what saintly people leave behind dates back to before the days
    of Christ

 • Saint of the Day --
    What makes his blood boil?
    Naples saint brings intense interest, especially for the miracle of his blood

 • Current Calendar of Events


Faces of Faith: Bishop's Appeal 2005 logo

Articles on Bishop's Appeal 2005


Bishop's Appeal tops target and sets record (Sept. 16, 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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