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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinOctober 7, 2005 Issue 

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• The Gathering opens Friday at St. Norbert College for 2,500 people

• Green Bay man to return home after bout with carbon monoxide

• Xavier High in Appleton mourns student who died at football practice

• Head of Vatican visitations to seminaries said comments on homosexuals were his opinion

• U.S. Supreme Court opens term with new chief justice facing life and religion cases

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Philosophers' proofs of God can prod our beliefs

• Fr. Joe Bragotti -- People in South Sudan who clung to life for years knew what counted

• Charlie Martin -- Disciples warm up our cold world

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Answering questions about a permanent vegetative state, Sunday work

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Upcoming canonizations prompt thoughts on saints

• George Weigel -- Columnist and his allies hold six basic positions

• Youth gather at Holy Hill, focus on faith

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-- Posted: 10/12/2005, 1:58 a.m. Central Time
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Retired Bishop
Aloysius Wycislo dies

photo of Bishop Aloysius Wycislo Bishop
1908 - 2005

After helping found Catholic Relief Services and attending Vatican II, he served Green Bay Diocese for nearly 40 years

Retired Green Bay Diocesan Bishop Aloysius J. Wycislo passed away Tuesday night, Oct. 11, according to Tony Kuick, Communications Director for the diocese.

Bp. Wycislo, 97, died at St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay at about 8:45 p.m., said Kuick. He had been diagnosed with double pneumonia and intestinal blockage on Oct. 7, but "remained alert and in relatively good spirits" until near the end, according to a diocesan news release.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 15, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay.   Full story ...

Bishop opens door on Vatican II using its hinges

Bp. Aloysius Wycislo, one of the few surviving council fathers, says much still undone
photo of Bishop Aloysius Wycislo and Bishop David Zubik talking before a presentation on the Second Vatican Council
EXCHANGE GREETINGS: Bps. Aloysius Wycislo and David Zubik talk before a presentation on the Second Vatican Council at the diocesan offices. (Rick Evans photo)

By Patricia Kasten
Compass Associate Editor

The two greatest documents of Vatican II are the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (Lumen Gentium) and the Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World (Gaudium et Spes).

That's the opinion of retired Bp. Aloysius Wycislo, speaking to diocesan employees on the eve of the 43rd anniversary of the convocation of the council (Oct. 11, 1962). One of eight surviving bishops of the Second Vatican Council, he was in Rome for the drafting of each of the 16 documents issued between 1962 and 1965 by the 21st Ecumenical Council of the Church. (The 40th anniversary of the close of the Council will be Dec. 8.)

"Lumen Gentium and Gaudium et Spes could be thought of as two hinges that open the door," said the bishop, 97. "And in between those two hinges are the other 14 documents of Vatican II."

While Bp. Wycislo feels all 16 documents of the council have tremendous importance, he believes that the two documents he focused on summarize the work of Vatican II. And those documents can be summarized in two words: "communion and mission."   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times
 • Synod asked about politicians
    Hot issue during 2004 election comes before
    bishops at Vatican

 • Procession and Mass to close the Year of Eucharist on Oct. 29
    Event set in central Green Bay

 • Conference applauds bill OKs
    Senate says 'yes' to life, including passage of ban on cloning

 • Parish help always part of life
    Oshkosh woman continues parish service despite health setbacks

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    October 9, 2005: We have been loved for a very long time

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    October 9, 2005: Parallel parables offer different images

 • Editorial -- Welcome actions
    Senate was right to approve pro-life bills, even though most of them
    will be vetoed

 • Editorial -- Ideas, not personalities
    Argue, disagree, but stick to the issues

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    Enhanced website better serves


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Stigmata: Marked with the wounds of Christ
    Not necessary for belief, but wounds of the Passion have marked several
    holy people

 • Saint of the Day --
    Louis worked in the Old, New Worlds
    Whether as missionary, preacher or prior, Louis remained open to the Spirit

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures

 • 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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