By Linda DeVries
North Eastern Wisconsin Mentoring Coalition (NewMc) has a big goal for January - to recruit 2,500 volunteer mentors for at-risk children throughout Northeast Wisconsin.
"Every child needs a caring adult, and we have such a large waiting list," said Dcn. Rick Simon of St. Pius X Parish, Appleton, and a founding member of the coalition.
After three teenagers died in Appleton's Plamann Park in 1995, Dcn. Simon and other members of the Fox Cities Juvenile Task Force invited representatives of educational, human services and law enforcement organizations to suggest ways the business community could play
a constructive role in reducing violent behavior in troubled youths. Mentoring was the group's top recommendation as a response to the breakdown of families and negative influences in society. Full story ...
Bishop approves Faith Alive proposals
Parish collaboration to start in July. Not much will change for schools next year.
Sidebar: Parish clusters for collaboration
Sidebar: Schools and supporting parishes
Cooperstown native becomes Bishop of Venice
Bp. Frank Dewane steps up
Fr. Roy Geenen made everyone feel special
Waupaca pastor remembered as loving and caring
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Bridging the Gap by Bishop David Zubik -- Bishop's letter on Faith Alive
Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
for January 28, 2007: A loving person believes and has hope
Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
for January 28, 2007: God's mercy extends to all who repent
Editorial -- Life's truths
Pediatrician and mother tells readers the truth about human life in the womb
Editorial -- Clarifying what's going on
It's time to take the next step
Eye on the Capitol -- Neither the unborn nor immigrants are burdens on society
Foundations of Faith -- First apostle's chair symbolizes leadership and service
Behind St. Peter's main altar is a symbol of the pope's role
Saint of the Day -- Doing small things well
Belgian saint made a name for himself at school, even though he couldn't teach
Calendar of events
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