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

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• Pope Benedict XVI calls abortion a crime against society

• Oshkosh hosts international meeting of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother

• Fr. Dave Baeten says he's not the retiring type so he'll only slow down

• Legislators hear testimony on proposed marriage amendment

• Bishops debate meaning of document on homosexuality and the priesthood

• U.S. economy continues to grow, as does number of poor and hungry

• Supreme Court justices seek way to uphold parental consent rule

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Jesus' family tree is full of shady characters

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- Making the perfect matches for children and childless adults

• Fr. John Dietzen -- What our Communion Amen means

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Important lessons from 4th century pope

• George Weigel -- Book uses stories to illustrate need for religious freedom

• Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk -- Several morality problems plague in vitro fertilization

• Kids Chronicle: John reveals Jesus as Lamb of God

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Collection remembers our retired religious

This weekend is a chance to repay sisters, priests and brothers

Sunday is the annual collection for the Retirement Fund for Religious

photo of Fr. Simeon Keogh doing needlework in retirement at St. Fidelis Friary, Appleton
SEW WHAT: Fr. Simeon Keogh does needlework in retirement at St. Fidelis Friary, Appleton. The Capuchin priests and brothers are among the religious men and women in the diocese who will be helped by this weekend's special collection. (Dick Meyer photo)

By Joanne Flemming
Compass Correspondent

When Br. Cyrus Toschik was a boy growing up in Milwaukee, he went on a retreat with his father at Monte Alverno Retreat Center in Appleton.

Now when he looks out the sunroom window at St. Fidelis Friary, where the 84-year-old has lived in retirement for 10 years, he sees Monte Alverno. His life has come full circle, said Br. Toschik, a Capuchin Franciscan for about 65 years.

St. Fidelis opened 15 years ago as a residence for "upper age" brothers and priests, said Br. Rob Roemer, OFM, Cap., friary coordinator. Four brothers and nine priests live there in addition to Br. Roemer.

Br. Toschik served in the U.S. Coast Guard three years before joining the Capuchins. He wanted to be a priest, he said, but had problems with the studies.

"I liked the daily prayer routine and everything else about the Capuchins," he said of his decision to become a brother. The community sent him to cooking school and he worked in the kitchen at the order's retreat centers and seminaries.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times
 • Church reviews limbo teaching
    Pope Benedict may favor such a move, as did
    Pope John Paul

 • An insider's view of Vatican II
    Bp. Aloysius Wycislo's final book reveals what was going on among bishops
    at council
    Sidebar: Pick up a copy
    Sidebar: More about Bishop Wycislo

 • Trauma and loss counselors offer guidance, and healing to students during difficult times
    Schools served by a network of trained trauma counselors

 • Budget Counseling adapts to bankruptcy reform
    Catholic Charities service helps folks deal with new law

• Reflection on the Readings --
   Commit to being an agent of God's will

• Explaining the Scripture --
   John is not your ordinary witness

• Patti Christensen --
   This Advent let your joy spill over to those who are alone, lonely
Praying with Sunday's Scriptures

Advent articles from previous Compass Online issues:
December 2, 2005 issue
November 25, 2005 issue

Help Wanted Ads

 • Current Help Wanted Ads


 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Bridging the Gap: G-R-A-C-E

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    December 11, 2005: Commit to being an agent of God's will (Advent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    December 11, 2005: John is not your ordinary witness (Advent)

 • Editorial -- Faith flourishes
    Nearly 2,000 years after St. Paul planted the seed, the Maltese
    still live their faith

 • Editorial -- Surrounded by hospitality
    Maltese go out of their way to be helpful


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Pope Paul didn't start, but supported, the council
    Pope Paul VI could have brought a halt to Vatican II after John XXIII's death

 • Saint of the Day --
    Help spread from near to far
    Helping others began by running her father's household

 • Patti Christensen --
    This Advent let your joy spill over to those who are alone, lonely (Advent)
    For a variety of reasons we can't all be with our families for Christmas

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures (Advent)

 • 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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