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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinNovember 10, 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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• Longtime pastor, Fr. Donald Feller, dies

• Ecumenical Center at UWGB turns 25

• Two Vatican officials say it would be wrong to execute Saddam Hussein

• St. Mary Parish in Oshkosh is restoring its steeple, bells and stained glass windows

• Thanksgiving dinner will be offered in 14 locations in northeast Wisconsin

• Seminarians from the diocese meet papal ambassador

• Guessing how court will swing on abortion

• Religious groups call for halt to torture

• Major Catholic charities notch giving gains

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Both spiritual and emotional growth take pain

• Stephen Kent -- Stewards share with the church

• Charlie Martin -- We need to act to bring change

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- Good Plan A would negate need for Plan B

• Fr. John Dietzen -- What does the church require in a mixed marriage?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Courts, Legislatures granting churches latitude

• George Weigel -- Queen knows that doing right thing may bring ridicule

• Kids Chronicle -- Elijah helps a widow during a drought

plus ...
Family Living
Articles found only in the special section of the Nov. 10 print edition:

• Tips on spending time together as a family

• Smith family guided by faith in their daily lives

• Family experiences having a parent in a war zone

• Pope thanks committed Catholic couples

• Helpful hints for parents

• Educators offer tips for dual-career marriages

• Don't lose sight of the covenant of marriage

• Give your family the present of presence

• Chippewa Falls brewer carries on family faith and business

• Consider your family eating habits

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Oshkosh church comes to life in stories of tour guide

If it's in the book, Vi Zweiger knows it. If it's not there, she probably knows about it too

photo of Vi Zweiger, a lifetime member of St. Mary Church in Oshkosh
FULL OF HISTORY: Vi Zweiger enjoys conducting tours of St. Mary Church in Oshkosh, where she's been a member since she was a baby. (Dick Meyer photo)

By Joanne Flemming
Compass Correspondent

OSHKOSH -- If you want to know anything about the history of St. Mary Parish, Oshkosh, and the construction of its church, ask Vi Zweiger.

She not only knows the stories that are in the history books, she knows many that are not. "Seven generations of them," she smiled.

Now 90, Zweiger has been a member of St. Mary Parish since she was a baby. Her family came to Wisconsin from Europe in the mid-19th century, settled first in Manitowoc, then moved to Oshkosh.

Her mother told her stories that had come from Zweiger's grandfather "one generation to the next, one generation telling the stories that you don't get in history books," she said.

Zweiger herself knows a lot about the parish. Not only has she been an active member, she was secretary to four pastors, including the late Auxiliary Bp. John Grellinger.   Full story ...

Other News

 • Marriage, music focus for bishops
    Statements on family planning and ministry to homosexuals are on agenda

 • Bishop, deacon meet with Freedom parish
    Pastor given incomplete advice. Healing now sought

Special Section in recognition of Family Life Month:
Family Living

 • SMC senior inspired by her sister's faith
    Sibshop PLUS workshop scheduled for Nov. 18 at Club West in Neenah

 More in The Compass print edition:
 • For a list of articles found only in the Family Living special section of the
   Nov. 10 print edition, see the bluish-purple box, below left.

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik --
    Bridging the Gap: I'm sorry; We're sorry

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for November 12, 2006: Reflect on what really matters in life

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for November 12, 2006: The gospels speak to us in today's world

 • Editorial -- Pray for change
    We can give thanks that the elections are over, but what we need
    is a real change

 • Editorial -- Just for Kids 19: 2006
    Annual projects seeks youth involvement


 • Foundations of Faith -- How does someone become a saint of the church?
    Canonization is a long process - only a few from U.S. have completed process
    Sidebar: Saints of North America

 • Saint of the Day -- Peace, reform were Odo's life
    French saint had a conversion, not unlike St. Paul

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures

 • 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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