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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinFebruary 10, 2006 Issue 


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• St. Joseph, Annunciation and St. Jude parishes ponder the future of St. Joseph and Trinity schools

• Oshkosh mother revives Down syndrome support group

• Federal courts in California, New York reject partial-birth abortion ban

• U.S. Bishops' official applauds effort to stop use of abortion drug

• Bombs at Iraq churches kill some, terrify man

• Vatican: Freedom of expression doesn't include offending religion

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- There are good and bad reasons to care about our appearance

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Is the church OK with body donation?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Church needed Benedict, Cyril, Methodius

• George Weigel -- Christianity led to freedom, capitalism, western success

• Kids Chronicle: Jesus heals a leper and a paralytic


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Ministry helps Hispanic youth encounter Christ

Diocesan Encuentro held in Appleton is one of several ways the diocese reaches out

photo of Hispanic youth and young adults at the first Encuentro at Xavier High School in Appleton
CELEBRATING FAITH: Hispanic youth and young adults participate in the first Encuentro at Xavier High School in Appleton. (A story in Spanish on the Encuentro is on page 2 [print edition only]). Hispanic ministry is one of numerous ministries and services supported in part by the annual Bishop's Appeal. (Rick Evans photo)

Second in a series on Bishop's Appeal 2006

By Carlos Hernandez

APPLETON -- Some 150 Hispanic youth and young adults from the Green Bay Diocese took part in an unbelievable day at the first ever Diocesan Encuentro Jan. 22 at Xavier High School in Appleton.

They came in response to Bp. David Zubik's invitation "To explore fully how we can help all Hispanic young people feel welcomed, invited and appreciated in the Diocese of Green Bay and global Catholic Church."

Encuentro, Spanish for "encounter," was a part of a much larger organized effort by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the National Catholic Network de Pastoral Juvenil Hispana to give prominence and special attention to the rapidly growing Catholic Hispanic population in the United States. Half the Latino population -- just over 40 million people in the United States -- is under the age of 30.

The Encuentro and Hispanic Ministry in the Green Bay Diocese are funded in part by the annual Bishop's Appeal.   Full story ...

Sidebar: Hispanic ministry in Green Bay Diocese

Other News

Mass Times
 • Vatican scientist joins in debate
    Intelligent design differs from Christian idea,
    scientist says

 • Symposium focuses on linking of parishes
    Mark Mogilka is one of 50 people from around
    the U.S. featured at national gathering

 • Oshkosh schools name president
    Tony Blando has history of commitment to the Unified Catholic System

 • Little Chute teens get on EDGE
    Teen generated program spurs faith life


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Columns

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    February 12, 2006: We are all one family under one God

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    February 12, 2006: Jesus' anger was a righteous response

 • Editorial -- God is love
    Pope Benedict XVI's first encyclical teaches us about love and challenges us
    to live it

 • Editorial -- Definitely worth reading
    Document is down-to-earth and readable


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
    Marriage - creating, being, the domestic church
    Council changed concept of marriage, including views on non-Catholics
    and partnership

 • Saint of the Day --
    Priest assisted the Sacred Heart
    Devotion to Jesus lead Jesuit to support visionary nun

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures

 • Current Calendar of Events


Sharing Our Faith: 2006 Bishop's Appeal logo

  Articles on
  2006 Bishop's Appeal

Ministry helps Hispanic youth encounter Christ (Feb. 10, 2006)

Appeal targets $5 million for the first time (Feb. 3, 2006)
Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use


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