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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinDecember 1, 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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• More than 500 people attend a Thanksgiving ecumenical prayer service in Oshkosh

• Oshkosh parish coat drive warms Arkansas winter

• Neenah preschoolers share Thanksgiving treats with seniors

• Pope calls for increased efforts to cure AIDS

• Vatican gives thumbs-up to new movie, The Nativity

• African prelate says more people are dying in Zimbabwe than in Iraq or Darfur

• Pope changes 'all' to 'many' at the consecration

• Persons with HIV/AIDS face many hurdles

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- We need to properly care for our soul by giving it a safe home

• Charlie Martin -- Creating our lives demands caution

• Kathy Hamer -- Pie-baking tradition enriches lives

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Advent asks us to reflect on the Lord's coming to us

• George Weigel -- Three big lessons of Tet also apply now to the war in Iraq


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Fill the room with Christmas crèches

St. Norbert College librarian puts large collection on display

photo of Felice Maciejewski, Library Director at St. Norbert College, with a wood carving from Poland
POLISH CRECHE: Felice Maciejewski, Library Director at St. Norbert College, with a wood carving from Poland. The nativity scene is one of many she has collected. (Rick Evans photo)

By Joanne Flemming
Compass Correspondent

For Felice Maciejewski, director of the St. Norbert College library, De Pere, the Advent/Christmas season begins in mid-November.

That's when she brings her collection of Christmas crèches out from storage and displays them at St. Norbert and in her home.

Unwrapping them piece by piece "gives me that sense of anticipation of the birth of Christ," she said. There is "just that hope and that anticipation. When they are finally all out and people come to look, the looks on their faces bring me great joy."

Maciejewski has around 125 crèches, mainly from Latin America, but also from Africa and Poland. She displays 80-90 of them on the first floor of St. Norbert's Todd Wehr Library through the Epiphany, Jan. 6. She will put others out in her home.   Full story ...

Other News

 • Pope extends hand of friendship in Turkey
    Pontiff pays tributes to positive values of Islam and promotes continued dialogue

 • Despite unity block, relationship will go on
    Pope Benedict and Anglican leader meet privately at the Vatican

 • Seminarian school visits: more than a prayer
    Students around diocese get chances to meet future priests


A d v e n t

 • Everyday People, Everyday Faith articles

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    Advent is a good time to stop the march

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    'Luke the historian' earns his nickname

 • Editorial -- Stamp contains symbols
    Birds have meaning in new Christmas stamp



 Advent articles from previous issues:
 • Nov. 24, 2006 issue


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Columns

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for December 3, 2006: Advent is a good time to stop the march (Advent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for December 3, 2006: 'Luke the historian' earns his nickname (Advent)

 • Editorial -- Music check
    Bishops approve new norms that eventually will affect the songs we sing
    at our liturgies

 • Editorial -- Stamp contains symbols (Advent)
    Birds have meaning in new Christmas stamp

 • Eye on the Capitol -- Election 2006 provides us food for thought for the future

 • Br. Steve Herro -- Darfur region needs our prayers

 • Fr. James Herring -- AIDS shows need for justice


Features
Everyday People, Everyday Faith logo

Advent changes: During Advent, Everyday People, Everyday Faith articles will run in place of regular features such as Foundations of Faith and Saint of the Day. Those features will return after Advent.


 • Solidarity calls us to see, affirm human dignity (Advent)
    We must act as Jesus did with the woman at the well when we meet those
    with AIDS

 • Solidarity: Commitment, communion (Advent)
    We need to commit to help those in need and find oneness in God and others

 • Valuing solidarity and human work (Advent)
    We are instructed to judge decisions based on preserving others' dignity

 • Sixth century BC scribe served prophet Jeremiah -- Baruch (Advent)


 • 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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