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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMarch 24, 2006 Issue 


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• Catholics in Green Bay Diocese will be invited to practice their faith through generous sharing

• Part of proceeds from Appleton food kiosk go to help feed hungry

• Wednesday fish fry in Antigo raises $7,203 to help diocesan mission in Dominican Republic

• Former Appleton school continues to serve even after it's destroyed

• St. Elizabeth Hospital adds environmentally friendly features

• Four-day trip from Mississippi fosters friendships in Allouez

• U.S. Bishops' Administrative Committee speaks out again in opposition to same-sex marriages

• Women theologians say "The Da Vinci Code" distorts the truth

• U.S. Bishops' pro-life office backs bill to pull RU-486 from the market

• New Q&A version of the catechism published

• Three U.S. bishops respond to Catholic House Dems' statement

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- The Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak

• Charlie Martin -- We can make positive and effective changes

• Marty Beth Bonacci -- The South Dakota abortion ban is a good idea unless it boomerangs

• Jill Kahovec -- God calls on us to see him in other people

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Abp. Oscar Romero serves as a model of Christian holiness

• George Weigel -- U.S. church needs a different type of bishop to reach its potential

• Kids Chronicle: Kings of Israel turn away from God


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Kaukauna's Padre John serves far-flung parish

Green Bay Diocese and its people assist in missionary outreach
to 21 communities

photo of Frs. Dave Kasperek and John Reuter examining a church under construction at one of the missions served by Fr. Reuter, a native of Kaukauna
REVIEW PROGRESS: Frs. Dave Kasperek and John Reuter examine a church under construction at one of the missions served by Fr. Reuter, a native of Kaukauna, who has been a missionary in Mexico for more than 30 years. (Fr. Paul Demuth photo)

Eighth in a series on the Bishop's Appeal

By Frs. Paul Demuth and David Kasperek

SANTA MARIA YUCUHITI, Oaxaco, Mexico -- With much effort we attempted to wrap our minds and mouths around the Mixteco language as we stood on either side of Fr. John Reuter during the Eucharistic Prayer at the little church in Nuevo in the southern mountains of the Sierra Madre Mountains.

We knew a little Spanish so that we could understand some of the homily "Padre John" shared with his people. But the rhythms of the indigenous language spoken in the homes of the people and now proclaimed at Mass, had a grace and prayerfulness that impressed us with the deep faith and joy of the people.

The experience of the annual fiesta of Our Lady of Guadalupe, celebrated in February in the small village of Nuevo, confirmed that we had a lot to learn about the faith and culture of our southern brothers and sisters. This was our first visit to Fr. John Reuter, a priest of the Green Bay Diocese, who has served in Mexico for more than 30 years, supported in part through the annual Bishop's Appeal.   Full story ...

Other News

Mass Times
 • Knocking on doors fills church
    Evangelization effort brings people in
    and enlivens parish

 • Wisconsin bishops offer end-of-life advice
    Pastoral offers moral guidance and gives practical
    suggestions to help in preparing for death
    Sidebar: Free copies available

 • Grant helps Hmong start summer flea market
    Catholic Campaign for Human Development seeks to eliminate poverty causes


L e n t
 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    We don't know much about salvation

 • Explaining the Scripture
    by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    Faith is not something we stumble upon

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures
    Sidebar: Readings for the Week

 • Everyday People, Everyday Faith articles

Lent articles from previous issues:
Mar. 17, 2006 issue
Mar. 10, 2006 issue
Mar. 3, 2006 issue
Feb. 24, 2006 issue

Operation Rice Bowl (Mar. 3 issue)
Lenten fast and abstinence rules

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


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Columns

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    March 26, 2006: We don't know much about salvation

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    March 26, 2006: Faith is not something we stumble upon

 • Editorial -- Positive reform
    U.S. Senate and public should back McCain-Kennedy immigration bill,
    not Sensenbrenner

 • Editorial -- Breathless information
    Jesus is as close as our every breath

 • Eye on the Capitol --
    State's corrections system could be at the TIPping point


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.


 • Mike Westenberg --
    Lives of three people serve as guides for Lent (Lent)
    Through their lives they serve as models for us to deeper prayer

 • Bob Johnson --
    Miraculous, mysterious connection (Lent)
    Prayer offers us a way to connect our imperfect life with the infinite being of God

 • Videos focus on models of Pray-ers (Lent)
    Jesus, Francis of Assisi, Padre Pio offer us example

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures (Lent)
   Sidebar: Readings for the Week


 • Calendar of events

Sharing Our Faith: 2006 Bishop's Appeal logo

  Articles on
  2006 Bishop's Appeal

Kaukauna's Padre John serves far-flung parish (Mar. 24, 2006)
Students choose mission over Florida beaches (Mar. 17, 2006)
Young men invite God to help them discern (Mar. 10, 2006)
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 (Feb. 3, 2006)


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