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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJanuary 6, 2006 Issue 

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• Papal theologian works full time checking what others write for pope

• Fr. Earl Schuh, longtime Green Bay pastor, dies at age 88

• Retired Norbertine leader, Abbot Benjamin Mackin, dies at age 75

• Fox Valley Mission Group aids lawyer in helping poor in Nicaragua

• Youth looking ahead to summer camps where they can work while growing in faith

• It's OK to discuss intelligent design in non-science classes

• Pope warns of 'spiritual barrenness'

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Jesus provides litmus-test for his disciples

• Kathy Hamer -- We can see Jesus if we look through disguises

• Charlie Martin -- New year is good time to see how our words translate into action

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Did they always baptize babies?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Two popes rank as most significant church news

• George Weigel -- Document part of call for reform of ordained priesthood

• Peace Corps volunteer shares her journey with students

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Kaukauna woman finds wisdom in the Epiphany

Her time in Spain convinces her to continue the tradition

photo of Diane Baumgart with some of the Epiphany related art work she has in her house in Kaukauna
KINGLY COLLECTION: Diane Baumgart examines some of the Epiphany related art work she has in her house in Kaukauna. Epiphany is celebrated Jan. 8 this year. (Dick Meyer photo)

By Joanne Flemming
Compass Correspondent

KAUKAUNA -- Diane Baumgart and her family really look forward to Epiphany, or the feast of the Three Kings, each year.

That's the day they exchange and open presents - just like families in Spain, Italy and some other European countries do - rather than on Christmas.

Baumgart, a member of Holy Cross Parish, Kaukauna, said she first learned about the Spanish celebration in the mid-1970s when she, her former husband, Bob, and son, Randy, lived in a Spanish village for three years while he was stationed in Spain with the military.

Close to Jan. 5, Epiphany eve, families took their children's wrapped, tagged and addressed presents to the village church.

Then seminarians dressed up as the Three Kings and, with their helpers, delivered the presents to the homes.

"There was a lot of hoopla with it," Baumgart said. The Kings helped her son unwrap and play with his gifts. They were served refreshments before moving on to the next house.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times
"Just for Kids" Christmas Essays:
 • Compass adds ad design/sales assistant
    Washington Island native finds graphic design
    to be a draw

 • New Education director named
    President of ACES/Xavier will head up
    the diocesan office

 • GRACE comments from individuals, parishes compiled
    Process continues this week

 • Hmong/Lao consultant dies
    Bev Animagi remembered for music, friendship

 • Nagel leaves education post
    Moving on doesn't mean leaving education field

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    January 8, 2006: Radiate and reveal God's splendor

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    January 8, 2006: Look at Moses as a precursor of Jesus

 • Editorial -- Vatican II today
    New book shows Catholics of all ages how the church has changed in the last
    40 years

 • Editorial -- They affected lives
    Pastor and abbot touched others

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    UW would be smart to take the hint from attorney general


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Jesus never wore a blazer, but he had a monogram
    Many of our symbols for Jesus' name come from the Greek alphabet

 • Saint of the Day --
    One of the few Norwegian saints
    Thorfinn became better known after they accidentally opened his tomb

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life --
    Stewards care about immigrants
    National Migration Week focuses attention on pending U.S. legislation

 • 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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