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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJanuary 12, 2007 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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• Man from diocese's mission in Dominican Republic to be ordained

• Priest at Oshkosh retreat house dies after a fall

• Fr. Thaddeus Koszarek remembered for his deep piety

• Former Green Bay Bishop, Cardinal Adam Maida, could retire this year

• Somalia bishop says more U.S. airstrikes counterproductive

• Resignation of Polish bishop embarrasses and relieves Vatican

• Vatican says President's comments on hanging no help

• Annual March for Life planned Jan. 22 in Washington

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Our hearts often puzzle us

• Dennis Heaney -- Stewards cultivate gratitude

• Kathy Hamer -- Actions of one woman show there is special place

• Charlie Martin -- Make sure you're one who cares

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Does anything go for a Baptism name?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Debate on importing clergy raises issues

• George Weigel -- Doctrine of infallibility misunderstood

• Kids Chronicle -- Jesus performs his first miracle

List of articles found only in the Vocation Awareness Week special section of the Jan. 12, 2007 print edition

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Fashions show tweens dignity
and modesty

Runway to Reality offers an alternative approach to fashions

photo of pre-teen girls modeling stylish, yet tasteful, fashions
FASHION SENSE: Pre-teen girls model stylish, yet tasteful, outfits. The photo is used in the 'Tween Appeal' presentation offered by Runway to Reality, a non-profit organization in the Fox Valley that promotes dignity through fashion. In addition to programs for pre-teens, teens and adults, Runway to Reality offers a quarterly online newsletter. In November of 2007, it will host a Catholic women's conference in Kimberly. (Photo courtesy of Lindsey Van Roy Photography)

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

Runway to Reality, a non-profit organization in the Fox Valley that emphasizes the dignity of women, has grown considerably since its inception in the summer of 2004.

The organization, founded by mothers and friends, Monica Cops, Molly Miller, Cheri Sandlin and Denice Patz, who has since left the organization to pursue other interests, began as "Teen Appeal," a program designed to combat negative fashion trends for teens. The women, who received training from Elegance in Style and the Murray Hill Institute, soon added "Head to Toe," a program of workshops to help women express their dignity through fashion and their overall look.

Today, Runway to Reality has a website featuring a quarterly newsletter, new associates, Pam Hamman, Debra Hartzheim and Terri Muskevitsch, and a new program, "Tween Appeal." In November of 2007, they will host a Catholic women's conference in Kimberly.

"In the past couple of years, through our presentations and talking with people, we've identified pockets of needs out there and we've tried to address them," said Sandlin, who manages Runway to Reality's business operations. "It's our goal to help educate girls and women of all ages. We are non-profit, so we are not in this to get rich. It really is our apostolate. We hope to fill a need."

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Other News

 • Church sees hope in new stem cell study
    Usable embryonic stem cells found in amniotic fluid surrounding baby in womb

 • Sister celebrates 100 years
    Sr. Winfrieda Bayer turned 100 years old on Christmas Eve

S p e c i a l   S e c t i o n:
Vocation Awareness Week
Jan. 8-12, 2007

 • Sister pronounces final vows - two times
    Sister returns to her community 40 years after leaving

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 • For a list of articles found only in the Vocation Awareness Week special
   section of the Jan. 12 print edition, see this sidebar.

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 • Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik -- Bishop outlines Oshkosh plans

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for January 14, 2007: No decline of pleasure in Christianity

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for January 14, 2007: No limits on the significance of Mary

 • Editorial -- Say no to death
    Good news: Public support for capital punishment is dropping
    in the United States

 • Editorial -- Picking the top movies
    Lists include family-friendly films


 • Foundations of Faith -- Getting back to the new/old basics
    The Lord Himself gave us a prayer that covers all the resolutions of life

 • Saint of the Day -- Wulfstan's simplicity made him seem unfit
    This English saint was a good bishop, despite being distracted by roasting meat

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures
    As we make a new beginning this year we are invited to turn to our Source

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