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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMay 19, 2006 Issue 


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• Spruce church will close after final Mass on Monday

• New school will have to meet requirements to earn Catholic title

• Several students and educators from Catholic schools receive Kohl Foundation scholarships and fellowships

• Vatican accepts revised norms to prevent sexual abuse of minors

• Pittsburgh Bp. Donald Wuerl named archbishop of Washington, D.C., succeeding Card. Theodore McCarrick

• Pope Benedict XVI to spend May 25-28 in Poland

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- God touches us in the Eucharist in ways that words can not

• Charlie Martin -- To heal from pain of loss we must call on our feelings

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Can even people who don't believe in God get to heaven?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Discussion about Catholic higher education raises good questions

• George Weigel -- Christians must stand up for what they believe


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In-vitro fertilization violates God's plans

Church teaches that there are three reasons the practice
is wrong

photo of Bishop David Zubik
Bishop
David Zubik

On May 11, Bp. David Zubik released the following letter to Catholics of the Green Bay Diocese:

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Perhaps it is a little too early to say, but I think Tuesday, May 9, was a day of divine providence; a day in which I, as your Bishop, talked very publicly about several ways in which the Church asks its people to respect life and how life comes into being.

The first opportunity was over the lunch hour when about 250 people and myself gathered at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in downtown Green Bay to begin the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil.   Full story ...

We should see the dignity of babies from conception on

By Patricia Kasten
Compass Associate Editor

photo of Fr. John Doerfler
Fr. John Doerfler

What are the main characteristics of a baby?

Smallness. Cuteness. Helplessness. Tears. Smiles.

Dignity.

While dignity is not the first thing we think about when looking at a baby, in the eyes of the church, it should be.

Seeing that dignity should affect how we view the beginning of every baby's life. And that, according to Fr. John Doerfler, diocesan chancellor, is why the church opposes in vitro fertilization - an artificial process by which human eggs are fertilized outside a woman's body to bring about new human life.   Full story ...


Other News

 • Catholic leaders urge 'Code' caution
    Various resources available to answer questions it may raise

 • Seven men to be ordained deacons May 20
    Deacons, following ancient tradition, are called to serve

 • Bishop to commission 11 lay church leaders
    Ceremony will take place Friday at the cathedral


Sixth Sunday of Easter
 • Reflection on the Readings --
    Jesus provides the greatest event of life

 • Explaining the Scripture --
    The common gospel message is love

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


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Columns

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik -- Bridging the Gap: The Da Vinci Code

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    Jesus provides the greatest event of life

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    The common gospel message is love

 • Editorial -- Code cracking
    First of all, remember that the movie and book are fiction and not based on facts

 • Editorial -- A chance to ask 'What if'
    Going beyond knee-jerk reactions


Features

 • Foundations of Faith -- Unlike tired Mom, God doesn't mind repeated pleas
    Litanies offer public prayer that combines intercessions, repentance and petition
    Sidebar: Public Litanies

 • Saint of the Day -- Priest encouraged lay involvement
    Philip Neri focused on prayer, the poor, pilgrims to Rome

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life -- Phlox, Mattoon help Katrina victims
    Stewardship project assists in Mississippi parish
    Sidebar: Pastor responds

 • Calendar of events


Sharing Our Faith: 2006 Bishop's Appeal logo

  Articles on
  2006 Bishop's Appeal

• Editorial -- Appeal needs you (Mar. 31, 2006)
Helping to bring spirituality home (Mar. 31, 2006)
   Sidebar: Traits of a Functional (not perfect!) Family
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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