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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJanuary 13, 2006 Issue 

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• Five congregations in Green Bay united for a Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance

• Radio airwaves connect people to their faith

• New Zealand study finds that abortion harms mental health

• Pope says willingness to admit wrongs will help lead to unity

• Portland Archdiocese to appeal judge's verdict saying it owns all parishes and schools

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- The Health of the Body of Christ depends on our being aware of how it works

• Fr. Joe Bragotti -- Bullets in collection plate teach lesson in stewardship

• Charlie Martin -- Positive people acknowledge their setbacks

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Can a man who was married be ordained?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Celebrating historic agreement in Unity Week

• George Weigel -- Pope Benedict reviews post-Vatican II church

• Kids Chronicle: Samuel chosen as God's prophet

plus ...
Awareness Week
Articles found only in the 12-page special section of the print edition:

• What is God calling you, his chosen one, to do?

• Vocation Awareness Week invites us to say 'One little yes'

• Helping your parish build a vocations culture

• Seminarians say God's call led to a 'yes' and more

• 'The Matrix' movie spawns a vocations recruitment poster

• For a deacon, saying 'yes' culminates in 'I do'

• Support of a community makes saying 'yes' easier

• Small but active group of women perform many ministries

• Retired sisters continue to serve their community

And more!

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NOTE: There will be no Compass issue published on January 20, 2006. The next issue will be January 27, 2006.

New since the print edition ...
-- Posted: 1/18/2006, 5:59 p.m. Central Time

Bishop Zubik's mother dies

photo of Susan M. Zubik
Susan M. Zubik

Susan M. Zubik, 80, Green Bay, - the mother of Green Bay Bp. David Zubik - died Monday, Jan. 16, of cancer at a Green Bay hospital.

Mrs. Zubik was born in Ambridge, Pa., where she lived until moving to Green Bay two years ago after her son became bishop.

She was born Feb. 26, 1925, to the late John and Susan (Podhorin) Raskosky. She and Stanley Zubik were married on Jan. 22, 1949, at Divine Redeemer Catholic Church in Ambridge.   Full story ...

• Sidebar: Funeral plans

Brother returns to Oconto
to serve others

Winding road took him to religious life and back home

Jan. 9-13 is Vocation Awareness Week

photo of Br. Roman Sleger, OSB
MUSIC MAKER: Br. Roman Sleger, OSB, plays the organ at Holy Trinity Parish, Oconto, where he takes Communion to the homebound, leads a Bible study and helps in many other ways. He lived in the parish as a teen and young man before joining a Benedictine abbey. He returned to Oconto in 1999. (Rick Evans photo)

By Heather Chrudimsky
Compass Correspondent

Mixing humor with ministry is Benedictine Br. Roman (Robert) Sleger's cheerful style, which he has developed during more than 40 years as a religious brother.

"I am a people person. The brotherhood has been a very interesting life path for me," said Br. Sleger, who has been assisting for the last few years at Holy Trinity Parish, Oconto, playing the organ, leading Bible studies and bringing Communion to the home-bound.

But his road to the monastery was not a straight path, said Br. Sleger, 77.

He was born Dec. 22, 1928, in West De Pere. His father was a cheese maker and his mother was a homemaker. But he grew up in St. Joseph Orphanage in Allouez - now the site of the diocesan offices. He and his five brothers and sisters entered the orphanage in October 1930 because his mother got sick after he was born and his parents could no longer care for them.

Br. Sleger said his memories of the orphanage were all good and include helping in the kitchen and on the farms during harvest time.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times
 • Teens favor abortion restrictions
    National survey of high school seniors shows
    moral opposition

 • Area events to recall 'Roe' abortion decision
    Two state-wide groups will sponsor buses to national March for Life
    in Washington

 • Dial up a vocations ring tone
    Manitowoc sisters offer theme

S p e c i a l   S e c t i o n:
Vocation Awareness Week
Jan. 9-13, 2006

 • Shedding light on vocations
    Kit brings vocation awareness home

 • Brother returns to Oconto to serve others
    Winding road took him to religious life and back home

 • Dial up a vocations ring tone
    Manitowoc sisters offer theme

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik -- Bridging the Gap: LUIS

 More in The Compass print edition:
 • For a list of articles found only in the Vocation Awareness Week special
   section of the Jan. 13 print edition, see the green box, above left.

Help Wanted Ads

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Bridging the Gap: LUIS

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    January 15, 2006: Pay attention to the present moment
    January 22, 2006: Welcome new chapters in your life

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    January 15, 2006: Jesus is acclaimed as the Lamb of God
    January 22, 2006: Gospel issues a personalized invitation

 • Editorial -- Looking back
    Eyewitness provides interesting perspective on what was happening at Vatican II

 • Editorial -- Taking a look at number 1
    Defense of Wal-Mart takes strange approach


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Have a Happy New - monthly devotionals - Year!
    Each month has a special prayer focus, often based on a feast during
    that month

 • Saint of the Day --
    Jilted suitor led to martyrdom
    St. Agnes kept virginity, even when sent to a brothel

 • 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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