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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJuly 14, 2006 Issue 

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• Joseph Molosky named president of Marinette/Peshtigo Catholic School System

• Oshkosh Helping Hands plan to build houses for hurricane survivors

• Sr. Lisa Alexander makes final vows as a religious

• St. Norbert College alumni help repair post-Katrina damage on Gulf Coast

• Diocesan mission school preparing for second year

• Two courts OK same-sex marriage bans

• Bosnian bishop tells alleged Medjugorje visionaries to stop

• Embryonic stem cell donors and users face excommunication

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Our dissatisfaction shows our connection to God

• Charlie Martin -- Go ahead, guys, call her

• Fr. John Dietzen -- What's the connection of body and soul?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Hard to address problems when we can't agree on what they are

• George Weigel -- Western world owes much to Christianity

• Kids Chronicle -- God speaks with Amos, a shepherd

plus ...
Priests' Jubilees
A special supplement found only in the July 14 Compass print edition:

• St. Gabriel, Neenah, founder Fr. Lawrence Stingle marks 65th

• Fr. Donald Feller, 60-year jubilarian, served 19 years in Denmark

• Fr. Jim Vennix, former Waupaca pastor, celebrates 50th

• Varied experiences provide new perspectives for Fr. Dan Felton

• Gresham native Fr. David Schmidt serves where he's needed

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NOTE: There will be no Compass issue published on July 21, 2006. The next issue will be July 28, 2006.

Weekend affords plenty of time to play and pray

Camp Franciscan draws junior high and high school students

photo of participant and camp counselors in a game of 'which Sister am I' at Camp Franciscan in Manitowoc
WHO AM I: "Yes, you guessed it" shouts Mackenzie Einfalt of West Point, Neb., in a game of 'which Sister am I' at Camp Franciscan. Vivian Onas from Arizona (right) plays Master of ceremonies while Gild Alvarez and Deloras Gill from Yuma assist. (Rick Evans photo)

By Anne Kiefer
Compass Intern

The fast-paced world of young people leaves little time for prayer. The 56 young women and girls of Camp Franciscan, however, found peace and solitude during their three days at Holy Family Convent in Manitowoc, home of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity.

"Camp Franciscan is a vocational camp," said vocations director Sr. Marianna Merkatoris, "to have young women find out more about our life and to meet other young people."

The camp is comprised of two age groups. The 25 counselors are mostly high-school juniors and seniors and the 31 campers are mostly 7th and 8th graders. The young women came from eight states.   Full story ...

Other News

 • Pope: Create home based on love, mercy
    During a visit to Spain, pontiff says be open to life and model acceptance

 • Education department plans to restructure itself
    Plans announced after six months of visiting schools and parishes

 • Bankruptcy filing possible in Milwaukee
    Archbishop discusses situation church faces

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for July 16, 2006: We are all called to be God's witnesses
    for July 23, 2006: Variety provides much needed balance

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for July 16, 2006: Jesus had reasons for travel restrictions
    for July 23, 2006: Prepare with spiritual nourishment

 • Editorial -- Mixed blessing
    Warren Buffet's gift to Gates Foundation not perfect, but better
    than his original plan

 • Editorial -- Drawing the right answers
    Decision shows need for more studies


 • Foundations of Faith -- Vestments developed from togas and tunics
    Modern chasubles and albs are descendants of everyday clothes
    for ancient Romans

 • Saint of the Day -- Friar led battle against Turks
    St. Lawrence led fight against invaders, Lutheranism

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life -- Kiel, New Holstein, St. Anna parishes courting
    Stewards use prayer to determine how best to use their gifts together

 • 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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