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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMarch 3, 2006 Issue 


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• Sophomore starts Right to Life chapter at Lawrence U. in Appleton

• 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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Brother brings social teachings to community

Br. Steve Herro helps parishes to prioritize the issues they face

photo of Br. Steve Herro, O.Praem., diocesan consultant for social concerns
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
Appeal series

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 ...

Other News

Mass Times
 • New cardinals reveal priorities
    Pope Benedict sends signals about the direction
    of papacy

 • Robin Hood meal brings riches
    Gourmet meal brings rare treats and funds
    for parish outreach coffers

 • Teens find strength in numbers at life march
    Xavier and St. Mary Central students take part in March for Life


L e n t
 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    We need Lent to combat distractions

 • Explaining the Scripture
    by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    Jesus restores harmony in the desert

 • Editorial -- Lent offers time to help

 • Operation Rice Bowl

 • Everyday People, Everyday Faith articles
Praying with Sunday's Scriptures
  Sidebar: Readings for the Week

Lent articles from previous issues:
Feb. 24, 2006 issue

Lenten fast and abstinence rules


2006 Wish List
Lenten Giving/Easter Joy Wish List
(from Feb. 24, 2006 issue)


Help Wanted Ads

 • Current Help Wanted Ads

Columns

 • 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


Features
Everyday People, Everyday Faith logo

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)
   Sidebar: Readings for the Week


 • Current Calendar of Events

Sharing Our Faith: 2006 Bishop's Appeal logo

  Articles on
  2006 Bishop's Appeal

Brother brings social teachings to community (Mar. 3, 2006)

Faith comes alive for all ages at the same time (Feb. 24, 2006)

'I never saw myself as a very holy guy' (Feb. 17, 2006)

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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