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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinNovember 17, 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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• LEAVEN to open a satellite office at Hortonville parish

• Apostles Clock back ticking in Oshkosh museum

• Madison Catholics hear bishop's message, then go to polls

• Holy Hill Church to be dedicated as minor basilica

• Pope: Change your lifestyle
to benefit the poor

• U.S. bishops counting ballot measure wins and losses

• Pope says church must show how values are interwoven

• All eyes on Court over partial-birth abortion ban

• Pope pushing dialogue and understanding with Islam

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Communion
of Saints brings a happy death

• Francis Butler -- Stewards provide accountability

• Kathy Hamer -- We're never junk
in the eyes of God

• Charlie Martin -- Thanksgiving brings perspective

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Just what is penance meant to do?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Giving thanks for those who minister
in church

• George Weigel -- Islamic leaders could help move history
in a benign way

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-- Posted: 11/17/2006, 5:21 p.m. Central Time

Texts of Bishops' statements

For the texts of statements the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approved at their fall meeting, covering:

• Iraq,
• "Married Love and the Gift of Life,"
• "Ministry to Persons with a Homosexual Inclination: Guidelines for Pastoral
     Care" and
• "Happy Are Those Who Are Called to His Supper: On Preparing to Receive
     Christ Worthily in the Eucharist"

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Faith Alive forum draws crowd

Proposal seeks parish collaboration in nine different ministries

photo of John Reid and Maureen Gallagher of The Reid Group at listening session on Faith Alive proposal
TOWN MEETING: John Reid and Maureen Gallagher of The Reid Group lead a listening session on the Faith Alive proposal Nov. 9 at Legends in De Pere. (Rick Evans photo)

By Brian Kohls
Compass Correspondent

DE PERE -- Some 400 people attended a Faith Alive project listening session Nov. 9 to learn more about a proposal for Green Bay area parishes to work together in nine different ministries.

In September, The Reid Group, a Seattle consulting firm hired by the diocese for Faith Alive, issued a preliminary report that called on parishes to pool resources and work together on adult faith formation, Catholic schools, evangelization, liturgy & music, outreach & pastoral care, peace and justice, religious education for children, stewardship, and youth and young adult ministry.

But the question-and-answer part of the listening session focused primarily on Catholic Schools.   Full story ...

Other News

Just for Kids
 • Bishops fund abuse study, ask Iraq talks
    Priorities and plans win approval, as do documents
    on contraception, music

 • Bishops react to results from election
    Votes on referenda lead to both gratitude
    and disappointment

 • Former Freedom principal accepts her termination
    Pastor also will leave

 • Prayer group helps students grow in faith
    Kids at St. John the Baptist School give up recess time to pray


 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik -- From the bottom of my heart
    Many people to thank this holiday, including God

 • Editorial -- Give thanks, then...
    We have a lot to be thankful for and a responsibility to help others in the world

Help Wanted Ads

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik -- From the bottom of my heart

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for November 19, 2006: What about the next world's wonders?

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for November 19, 2006: Jesus' word reaches all generations

 • Editorial -- Give thanks, then...
    We have a lot to be thankful for and a responsibility to help others in the world

 • Editorial -- Some good news for some
    Change meant some could go back


 • Foundations of Faith -- Prophecy is not usually about telling the future
    We are called to be prophets of God like Elijah, Deborah
    Sidebar: Prophetic literature in Bible

 • Saint of the Day -- A woman who led hundreds
    St. Hilda oversaw a double monastery of men, women

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life -- Stewards know where gifts come from
    By taking time to go on a retreat we can renew commitment to discipleship

 • 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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