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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinDecember 8, 2006 Issue 


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• Angel Trees invite people to help children of prisoners

• Citizen Circles help former inmates become productive

• Ambassador asks for help
in stabilizing Iraq

• U.S. mission parishes reveal their wish list

• Brazilian cardinal clarifies remarks on celibacy

• We are all called to protect the common good

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- We all need sabbath getaways

• Charlie Martin -- Respond to problems the way Jesus did

• Michael Szymanski -- Our financial decisions affect everyone

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Women often help churchmen

• George Weigel -- Cathedral stands at San Antonio's heart


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Sisters need our support

Annual collection for retired religious will be taken this weekend

photo of retired Srs. Christine Martell (sitting) and Lillian Martell
STILL SERVING: Retired Srs. Christine Martell (sitting) and Lillian Martell continue to serve the community. (Dick Meyer photo)

By Joanne Flemming
Compass Correspondent

Catholics across the Green Bay Diocese will be invited at liturgies this weekend to give back to the religious who served them in schools and parishes by contributing to the National Retirement Fund for Religious.

Last year, diocesan Catholics gave $421,326, said Sr. Mary Jo Kirt, OSF, diocesan fund coordinator. "Of all the dioceses in the United States, per person we are one of the highest in contributions."

Funds are sent to the national office in Washington, D.C. Communities then apply to the fund for gifts and grants, which are given based on income and the ratio of retired to total members. Some 90% of what is collected is returned to women's and men's religious communities across the country to help support their retired members.

The Green Bay Diocese has about 300 retired religious, Sr. Kirt said, but many who served here no longer live here.   Full story ...

Other News

 • Pope's words and actions win over Turks during visit
    Silent prayer facing Mecca while in the Blue Mosque was only one
    papal surprise

 • Bishop: New vision of shared parish ministry
    Faith Alive Project discussions continue

 • Priests promise to collaborate
    Bp. Zubik will meet next week with parish leaders on Faith Alive Project


A d v e n t

 • Everyday People, Everyday Faith articles

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik -- Jesus is THE Reason for ...

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    Embrace God's word and live it

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    Luke draws upon the Old Testament

 • Editorial -- Focusing on social teachings
    Advent series responds to reader requests

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures



 Advent articles from previous issues:
 • Dec. 1, 2006 issue
 • Nov. 24, 2006 issue


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Columns

 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik -- Jesus is THE Reason for ...

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for December 10, 2006: Embrace God's word and live it (Advent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for December 10, 2006: Luke draws upon the Old Testament (Advent)

 • Editorial -- Don't blame faith
    It's not religion but atheistic dictators out to abolish religion that have led
    to mass killing

 • Editorial -- Focusing on social teachings (Advent)
    Advent series responds to reader requests


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.


 • Outreach Program puts love into action for others (Advent)
    Commitment to the common good leads diocesan group to help
    in Eastern Kentucky

 • Our idea of the common good flows from Trinity (Advent)
    We have a responsibility to live actively as Christians within a larger community

 • It is inherent in our human dignity that we help others (Advent)

 • Advent prophets -- Zephaniah (Advent)

 • 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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