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Silver Lake College students and staff head to Mississippi to help in Katrina cleanup
Manitowoc native Fr. David Bergner, SDS, to lead Salvatorians
Fr. Joseph Polakowski, who helped in Green Bay parishes, dies
South Dakota preparing to challenge Roe v. Wade with tough abortion restrictions
Supreme Court decides to review federal ban on partial-birth abortions
Lenten fasting is an expression of faith, not a burden, says pope
Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Jesus in Gethsemane showed us how to transform our shame
Pope's Lenten message -- This Lent hear the cry of the poor and respond as Jesus did
Charlie Martin -- Frustration in life can fuel positive changes
Fr. Richard McBrien -- Some of Pope Benedict's earliest supporters now have concerns
George Weigel -- West can't give in to demands of radical Islamists
Global Outreach program linking Catholic youth in U.S. and Eastern Europe is accepting applications
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Br. Steve Herro helps parishes to prioritize the issues they face
|SOCIAL CONCERNS: Br. Steve Herro, diocesan consultant for social concerns, enjoys speaking to groups about social justice issues facing the church and the nation. (Submitted photo)
Fifth in a Bishop's
By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor
Br. Steve Herro, O.Praem., diocesan consultant for Social Concerns, jokes with friends about his "great job security."
"When you consider issues of social justice, there is so much work to do," he said. "There are so many directions we could get pulled. It reminds me of when I was in college trying to pick a major. I had so many interests that it was tough to choose. There are so many topics to address. From a job security perspective, it's a nice problem to have."
Br. Herro serves as a resource to parish social concerns committees by helping them implement the agenda of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Office of Social Development and World Peace, and the social justice agenda of the Wisconsin Catholic
Conference. His work is funded in part by the annual Bishop's Appeal.
"Because there are so many issues, whether it's peacemaking, poverty or environmental concerns, there is a need to prioritize," he said. "The USCCB and WCC serve as guideposts as to what issues are most pertinent and most relevant." Full story ...
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Xavier and St. Mary Central students take part in March for Life
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Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
March 5, 2006: We need Lent to combat distractions
Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
March 5, 2006: Jesus restores harmony in the desert
Editorial -- No place like home
Solution for homeless problem may be simpler than we may think is possible
Editorial -- Lent offers time to help
We can do what we're called on to do
Lent changes: During Lent, Everyday People, Everyday Faith articles will run in place of regular features such as Foundations of Faith and Saint of the Day. Those features will return after Lent. Read complete explanation in Feb. 24 issue.
Karin Posdal --
Our prayers come in different forms and types (Lent)
There are different ways and reasons for us to talk with God
Dcn. Everett Doxtator --
Finally prayer moved from head to life (Lent)
After learning all about it in school, prayer finally clicked
Videos focus on prayer forms, types (Lent)
Patricia Kasten --
Jesus, by his actions, taught us all the ABCs of praying (Lent)
ALTAR and ACTS are all shortcuts to help remember the forms
Praying with Sunday's Scriptures (Lent)
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