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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinOctober 13, 2006 Issue 

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• After 30 years of service, Dcn. Vincent DeGroot is slowing down

• Fr. Gregory Kurutz, OFM, former pastor at Pulaski, dies

• Priests and parish directors gather with bishop at congress

• Parish social ministry should be interwoven into all ministries

• Women's groups given tips on recruiting younger members

• Green Bay council helps host national meeting

• Pope adds footnote to controversial talk on Islam

• Vatican says the world is sleepwalking down the nuclear path

• Foundress of U.S. nuns to be canonized

• Aid officials say war on terror harms the poor

• Many groups issue voter guides for fall elections

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Martyred abbot left us important message

• Kathy Hamer -- Mixer brings many family ingredients together

• Charlie Martin -- We need to forgive, but forgetting is different

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Revisiting the question of hell

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Islam needs to practice self-criticism as Christianity does

• George Weigel -- We need to examine the meaning of international law

• Kids Chronicle -- Jesus teaches about gaining eternal life

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Gathered and empowered

Laity hears about their role as co-workers in the Lord's vineyard

photo of Janèt Sullivan Whitaker leading the singing at the opening liturgy at the 2006 Gathering of the Church of Green Bay
SING OUT: Janèt Sullivan Whitaker leads the singing at the opening liturgy at The Gathering. (Rick Evans photo)

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

"We came here today to become more empowered with the power of God's Holy Spirit," said Bp. David Zubik at the opening Liturgy for the 2006 Gathering of the Church of Green Bay. "We came here this day to be more enthusiastic about God's presence in our lives."

And enthusiastic they were as many people danced their way out of the liturgy to the closing song, "Somos el Cuerpo de Cristo," and on to hear some of the 125 speakers leading more than 200 workshops.

Seating in Schuldes Sports Center on the campus of St. Norbert College in De Pere was full for the opening Mass where Bp. Zubik emphasized the theme for the sixth annual Gathering, "Co-workers in the Vineyard," based on Co-workers in the Vineyard of the Lord: A Resource for Guiding the Development of Lay Ecclesial Ministry, a document released by the United States Catholic Bishops in November of 2005. The bishop spoke about the common mission all share in helping to build God's kingdom.   Full story ...

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Election 2006

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 • 'God's mercy makes more sense than limbo'
    Theologians appointed by the pope prepare to deal
    a fatal blow to limbo concept

 • Bishop to lead apology service

 • Two innocent men almost killed by the law
    Death penalty not without flaws, or tampering

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik -- Bridging the Gap: Referenda

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for October 15, 2006: Embrace God's word in your soul

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for October 15, 2006: Share in the spirit of Jesus' sacrifice

 • Editorial -- Keep net neutral
    Congress needs to pass telecommunications bill that safeguards net neutrality
    on Web

 • Editorial -- Choosing a better way
    Incident reminds us how to best proceed

 • Eye on the Capitol -- BadgerCare Plus will bring health care to more children


 • Foundations of Faith -- Why is the Communion host flat?
    Altar bread changed over time, for various reasons

 • Saint of the Day -- Devoted to a life of service and of prayer
    Italian saint lived a short but holy life of penance, prayer

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life -- Faithful Citizenship 2006 (Fourth in a Series)
    Pursuing social justice to protect the dignity of all humans as Jesus did
    Sidebar: Resources

 • 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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