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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinDecember 15, 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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• Advent post office brings cheer to Menasha students

• Hortonville meal fed both body
and soul

• Manitowoc youth passionate about fighting AIDS

• Mourning Lourdes students and staff rely on faith

• Madison bishop to head board for Fort Benning institute

• Milwaukee priest named rector
at Louvain

• Vatican: We can't ever forget the Holocaust

• Oregon archdiocese and claimants reach settlement on suits

• St. Paul tomb found under Rome basilica

• Relief groups unable to reach many needy people in Darfur

• Charities enjoy year's end giving season

• Positive future predicted after papal trip to Turkey

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Sometimes, we can grow only if we first dwell
in darkness


• Charlie Martin -- We can do something to help solve world problems

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- After 20 years, chastity still vital topic

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Differing views of church spawn 'liturgy wars'

• George Weigel -- Times botched report on pope's comments
in Turkey


• Kids Chronicle -- Jesus is baptized by John the Baptist


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Tapping talents to serve others

Kingdom Builders make their resources grow in many areas

photo of Josh and Belen Raymond with some of the pies they baked as a Kingdom Builders' activity to serve others
GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT: Josh and Belen Raymond with some of the more than 40 pumpkin and pecan pies they baked as a Kingdom Builders' activity to serve others. (Rick Evans photo)

By Brian Kohls
Compass Correspondent

ALLOUEZ -- Twenty families in Resurrection Parish tapped their talents and used their resources to help build the Kingdom of God among adults and children in Green Bay, Mississippi, Asia and U.S. military serving in Iraq.

On Dec. 6 and 9 families who participated in Kingdom Builders explained what they had done over the past three months during the parish's Generations of Disciples program.

"This is the first time we did something like this," said Shelia De Luca, pastoral associate and faith formation coordinator.

At the first Generations of Disciples session in September organizers asked for family volunteers for Kingdom Builders, each of whom received $100. "They had 90 days (to use it to help build the Kingdom)," De Luca said.   Full story ...

Other News

Christmas Masses
 • Mary - Not just for Catholics anymore
    Protestants and Muslims have a growing interest
    in the Blessed Virgin Mary

 • Faith Alive involves more than day schools
    Meetings planned to further study proposal

 • Building project planned for Oshkosh Newman Center
    Property purchased, needs rezoning


A d v e n t

 • Everyday People, Everyday Faith articles

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    Emotions, grounded in faith, on display

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    John provides hints about the future

 • Editorial -- Can't buy Santa
    Despite what you see on the Internet, Santa isn't for sale, but you can have
    a piece of him



 Advent articles from previous issues:
 • Dec. 8, 2006 issue
 • Dec. 1, 2006 issue
 • Nov. 24, 2006 issue


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Columns

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for December 17, 2006: Emotions, grounded in faith, on display (Advent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for December 17, 2006: John provides hints about the future (Advent)

 • Editorial -- Can't buy Santa (Advent)
    Despite what you see on the Internet, Santa isn't for sale, but you can have
    a piece of him

 • Editorial -- Speaking to the audience
    New ventures explain the faith to the young


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.


 • Church teaching requires special care for poor (Advent)
    The Gospels are rich with encouragement for caring for the poor among us

 • LEAVEN rises to meet the needs of community (Advent)
    Fox Valley group started at St. Joseph Parish, Appleton, to assist persons
    in need

 • Meeting call to serve poor (Advent)

 • Advent prophets -- Micah (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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