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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMay 26, 2006 Issue 

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Only in the Print Edition ...
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• Seven new deacons ordained in Green Bay Diocese

• U.S. Catholics: Da Vinci Code doesn't sway them

Da Vinci Code forgets a few facts of Jesus' ministry

• Special section -- features graduating classes from diocesan high schools, Silver Lake and St. Norbert colleges

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Embracing, crying over losses can bring new life

• Charlie Martin -- Discussing song, "Girl Next Door" by Saving Jane

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Who can be confirmation sponsor?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Perhaps both sides need to re-examine views

• George Weigel -- U. of Notre Dame president made wrong call

plus ...
In Focus:
The Da Vinci Code
Articles found only in the special section of May 26 print edition:

• Learn real history behind cracked claims in Dan Brown's best-selling novel and what promises to be one of the hottest movies of summer

• When it comes to the Bible, the divinity of Jesus and the question of whether or not he ever married, The Da Vinci Code is dead wrong

• Get to know the real Opus Dei

• Meet the true Mary Magdalene and learn about her role in the church

• Dan Brown's interpretation of Leonardo Da Vinci's "The Last Supper" exposes his lack of understanding of the historical background of the masterpiece

• How the Catholic Church did not suppress women's spirituality

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NOTE: There will be no Compass issue published on June 2, 2006. The next issue will be June 9, 2006.

Parish ministry marks new phase
in bishop's life

Long-time teacher, writer, preacher, diocese leader now is pastor

photo of Bishop Robert Morneau talking with second graders who were preparing for First Communion at Resurrection School in Allouez
ARE YOU READY FOR JESUS? Bp. Robert Morneau talks with second graders who were preparing for First Communion at Resurrection School in Allouez. Bp. Morneau, who is marking 40 years of priesthood this year, is pastor of the Green Bay-area parish. (Rick Evans photo)

By Tony Staley
Compass Editor

Bp. Robert Morneau's life took a sharp turn nearly 1½ years ago. After 40 years in the priesthood he became a pastor for the first time, and that's brought major changes to his life.

Previously, he had largely set his own schedule - giving retreats, talks, workshops to bishops, priests, sisters and lay people around the U.S. and abroad, while assisting in diocesan operations and administering confirmation in parishes.

But as pastor of Resurrection Parish in Allouez, a Green Bay suburb, he finds the demands of the day often shred the best "to-do list."   Full story ...

• Sidebar: Biography

Other News

 • Three to be ordained to priesthood June 3
    Ordination Mass is a major event for the church of the diocese

 • Bishops write Gov. Doyle about stem cells
    Bishops urge stem cell research - on adult cells

 • Airwaves seek wings of prayer
    Relevant Radio asks for prayer partners

 • Catholic Conference urges veto, signing of two bills

 • Four Sinsinawa Dominicans celebrating 50th
    The four sisters all have ties to the Green Bay Diocese

 • Green Bay native promotes justice reform
    Dennis Maloney delivers keynote at JOSHUA fund-raiser

Feast of the Ascension of the Lord
 • Reflection on the Readings --
    Called to be a witness to God's kingdom

 • Explaining the Scripture --
    Danger in taking words too literally

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

Feast of Pentecost
 • Reflection on the Readings --
    Be open and responsive to the gift
• Explaining the Scripture --
    Jesus has sent us the Spirit of truth

Help Wanted Ads

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for May 28, 2006: Called to be a witness to God's kingdom
    for June 4, 2006: Be open and responsive to the gift

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for May 28, 2006: Danger in taking words too literally
    for June 4, 2006: Jesus has sent us the Spirit of truth

 • Editorial -- Expected response
    Jesus warned his followers that they would suffer the same treatment
    that he received

 • Editorial -- Broadening Marian view
    Blessed Virgin was no plaster saint


 • Saint of the Day -- Norbert was a barefoot bishop
    A conversion experience led to founding of Norbertines

 • 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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