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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinOctober 27, 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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• Parishes advised to stick with official church voter guides

• Shawano Catholic school
turns 125

• Capuchin Fr. Lloyd Thiel marks golden jubilee

• Advancing the Mission sparks young adult ministry

• Innocent man spent 18 years on death row

• Execution of former client still haunts attorney

• War won't eliminate terrorism, Jesuit publication says

• Church could improve its consultation process

• U.S. Bishops to consider contraception document

• Fr. Tadeusz Pacholczyk -- Babies are sacred gifts, not commodities

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Catholics misunderstand priests

• Kathy Hamer -- We can make an act of faith in unexpected ways

• Charlie Martin -- Beware if alcohol becomes an issue in dating

• Fr. John Dietzen -- We didn't always kneel at Mass

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Notre Dame identifies three dimensions of mission

• George Weigel -- Catholic Congressman, Justice deserve thanks

• Kids Chronicle -- Jesus gives sight to faithful blind man

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Pastor learning lessons of 'art
of priesthood'

There have been some surprises, which Fr. John Girotti is enjoying

photo of Fr. John Girotti
GREAT ADVENTURE: Four years after his ordination to the priesthood, Fr. John Girotti sees his vocation as "a great adventure," full of surprises. Oct. 29 is Priesthood Sunday. (Rick Evans photo)

Oct. 29 is Priesthood Sunday

By Joanne Flemming
Compass Correspondent

Back when Fr. John Girotti was in the seminary, he thought being a priest was a science.

"You say this. Then the person will react that way. You will know what to say in return," recalled Fr. Girotti.

But since his ordination in 2002, Fr. Girotti, 30, has learned by "dealing with people and the soul," that "there is a real art to that. There has to be a sensitivity, an understanding and a realization that things are not always as they seem. There needs to be patience, understanding and giv(ing) God room to work."

That is one of the many reasons that Fr. Girotti, 30, has found the priesthood to "a great adventure," full of surprises.   Full story ...

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Election 2006

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 • Bishops ponder advice for Communion
    Those who knowingly reject church teachings
    should not receive, draft document says

 • Education Board to review former principal's case
    Decision due this month

 • State referenda draw spirited discussions
    Marriage, death penalty, spark mixed reactions

 • Schools can improve security in several ways
    Better lighting and changes in layout are two good steps

 • Correction to "Connecting Wisconsin-Uganda Catholics" article in Oct. 20 issue

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for October 29, 2006: Our weakness leads to compassion

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for October 29, 2006: Why does Mark identify the blind man?

 • Editorial -- Respect rights
    U.S. and other countries must use a high standard when they deal
    with terrorism

 • Editorial -- Sing out loud and clear
    Survey asks why we sing in church

 • Eye on the Capitol -- Legislature acts to strengthen families


 • Foundations of Faith -- When was the last time you heard angels?
    Words at the Mass help us join in their heavenly choir

 • Saint of the Day -- Patron of hunters became shepherd of souls
    Vision of a stag turned hunter Hubert to pursuit of holiness

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life -- Faithful Citizenship 2006 (Sixth in a Series)
    One man, one woman, one union: Questions and answers on Wisconsin's
    constitutional amendment to define marriage
    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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