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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinOctober 20, 2006 Issue 

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Pilgrimage to Poland, Austria and Germany with Bishop David A. Zubik -- June 1-12, 2007 (click for details)

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• Bp. Zubik says upcoming election reminds us of our prophetic role

• Sr. Donna Koch wins
national award

• Arthur Bohr, 92, continues to play organ at St. Mary Parish, Marion

• Islam scholars cite "mistakes and oversimplifications" in papal speech

• Sainthood is not for the weak and fearful, pope says

• Vatican confirms that Pope Benedict XVI will visit Turkey

• U.S. Bishops oppose fence on Mexican border

• Pitcher encourages teens to keep Jesus No. 1

• Mother and Unborn Child Care expanding services

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Sadness transforms our faces

• Charlie Martin -- Lost opportunities teach us to improve

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Are the Ten Commandments the best for examining conscience?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Both Christians and Muslims need to hear the truth

• George Weigel -- Confronting the voting guide booklets

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Connecting Wisconsin-Uganda Catholics

African priest serving in Hilbert is raising awareness of needs

-- Updated: 10/26/2006, 3:47 p.m. Central Time, to add sentence to third paragraph and update photo caption to note two additional parishes served by Fr. Byekwaso in the Diocese of Green Bay, and to change 11th paragraph to note that he is the only one of seven brothers still living, not five as originally stated.

photo of Fr. Celestine Byekwaso leading a youth activity in his home diocese in southern Uganda
YOUTH EVENT: Fr. Celestine Byekwaso leads a youth activity in his home diocese in southern Uganda. Fr. Byekwaso is serving at St. Mary Parish, Hilbert, St. John-Sacred Heart Parish, Sherwood, and St. Mary of the Seven Dolors, Stockbridge. (Submitted photo)

Oct. 22 is Mission Sunday

By Linda DeVries
Compass Correspondent

HILBERT -- When Fr. Celestine Byekwaso looks around northeast Wisconsin he sees little that reminds him of his native Uganda.

The terrain is different - both geographically and the way people live. Fr. Byekwaso finds himself in a land of plenty after coming from a land where the needs are plenty - for education, potable water, electricity, sanitation, and for someone to care for countless numbers of orphaned children.

Despite the differences, Fr. Byekwaso is working to build connections between the Green Bay Diocese and his home diocese in the east-central African country of Uganda from his base at St. Mary Parish, Hilbert. He also serves the Diocese of Green Bay at St. John-Sacred Heart Parish, Sherwood, and St. Mary of the Seven Dolors, Stockbridge.   Full story ...

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Election 2006

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 • Court refuses to review its 'Doe' ruling
    Plantiff in case legalizing abortion
    throughout a pregnancy sought reversal

 • Service planned for anyone hurt by the church
    Bp. Zubik will lead prayers at Cathedral

 • Faith Alive process continues
    Consulting firm seeks response to recommendations
    Sidebar: Feedback wanted

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for October 22, 2006: Greatness lies in being for others

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for October 22, 2006: We are called to take up the cross

 • Editorial -- Finding happiness
    Book offers 101 sometimes challenging ways to nourish body, mind and soul

 • Editorial -- About those political ads
    Ads bring electoral process to you

 • Editorial -- Take time to comment on Faith Alive
    Still time to comment on the proposal


 • Foundations of Faith -- From gold to leather bags, the wine is poured
    Various containers have been used to hold the Eucharistic wine over
    the centuries

 • Saint of the Day -- This lesser known saint loved Greek philosophy
    His work became a resource for many writers into the Middle Ages

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life -- Faithful Citizenship 2006 (Fifth in a Series)
    Global solidarity calls us to stand with the poor
    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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