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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMarch 9, 2007 Issue 


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Pilgrimage to Poland, Austria and Germany with Bishop David A. Zubik -- June 1-12, 2007 (click for details)

Only in the Print Edition ...
Only in the Print Edition ...
• Fr. John Gallagher to retire
as pastor at Gillett

• YWCA honoring several Catholic families

• Tens of thousands joining church at Easter

• Pope to issue new document on the Eucharist

• Iraqi Christians fleeing country

• Iraqi refugees live like fugitives
in Jordan

• Liturgists preparing for eventual changes

• Historians, diplomats question KGB 'Pius plot'

• Center promotes reconciliation
in church

• Lent invites us to change, even
in little ways

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Circumstances can lead us to serve

• Charlie Martin -- Jesus helps us live with hope

• Mary Beth Bonacci -- Give me a guy who is really masculine

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Time for study on motives of degree seekers

• George Weigel -- Atheist trinity preoccupied with discovering
the obvious


• Kids Chronicle -- God calls Moses to lead his people

List of articles found only in the Death and Dying special section of the Mar. 9, 2007 print edition


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Church of Green Bay to grow by 266
at Easter

Bishop welcomes RCIA candidates and catechumens at rite

photo of Bp. David Zubik welcoming catechumen Maisie Lin
GETTING READY: Bp. David Zubik welcomes Maisie Lin, a catechumen from St. Bernard Parish, Green Bay, Sunday during the Rite of Election at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. (Rick Evans photo)

Fifth in a Bishop's Appeal series

By Brian Kohls
Compass Correspondent

DE PERE -- "You bring a spark to the church," Bp. David Zubik told 64 catechumens and 202 candidates at the 21st annual Rite of Election March 4 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.

"We are very grateful to you," Bp. Zubik said at the ceremony, which is part of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA).

As part of their RCIA faith formation, catechumens and candidates gathered with their sponsors, godparents, family and friends for the bilingual ceremony, which moves them closer to becoming full members of the Catholic Church.

"The Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion is a wonderful celebration when the catechumens and candidates celebrate being called by God," said Anissa Lodzinski, associate director of worship for the Green Bay Diocese.   Full story ...

Other News

 • Teaching more than dilemmas, controversy
    'Don't let people hijack church anymore on issues regarding the end-of-life'

 • Final trip to Thailand opens a new door
    De Pere man loses heart to orphaned children

 • Men's conference in Appleton set for March 24
    'Dr. Ray' expected to address 700 men at Esto Vir

 • Bishop to celebrate 10th anniversary (from Mar. 2, 2007 issue)
    Readers invited to contribute to section


L e n t
 • Reflection on the Readings
    by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    The cross is the symbol of all symbols

 • Explaining the Scripture
    by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    Gospel reading is a call to take action

 • Everyday People, Everyday Faith articles
Praying with Sunday's Scriptures

Lent articles from previous issues:
Mar. 2, 2007 issue
Feb. 23, 2007 issue
Feb. 16, 2007 issue

Lenten fast and abstinence rules

• Editorial -- Fasting for a purpose (2/9)

2007 Wish List
Lenten Giving/Easter Joy Wish List
(from Feb. 23, 2007 issue)


S p e c i a l   S e c t i o n:
Death and Dying

 • Even the smallest are not forgotten
    Funeral home cares for stillborns, miscarriages

 • School students coping with adult-size griefs
    Local schools offer support, prayer services, counseling

 More in The Compass print edition:
 • For a list of articles found only in the Death and Dying special section of the
   March 9 print edition, see this sidebar.


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Columns

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for March 11, 2007: The cross is the symbol of all symbols

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for March 11, 2007: Gospel reading is a call to take action

 • Editorial -- Code gives rights
    The church's 'Code of Canon Law' gives the laity both rights and responsibilities

 • Editorial -- Phony claim needs burying
    There's nothing to the burial site story

 • Br. Steve Herro -- Collection invites us to help poor
    Contributions will go to assist needy people in the U.S. and overseas
    Sidebar: Helping others


Features
Everyday People, Everyday Faith logo

Lent changes: During Lent, 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 Lent. (More information in Feb. 16 editorial)


 • Phillip Schmitt -- Conversion requires a change in us (Lent)

 • Ann Froelich -- Conversion boils down to a journey of the heart (Lent)

 • Praying with Sunday's Scriptures (Lent)


 • Calendar of events

Sharing Our Faith: 2007 Bishop's Appeal logo  Sharing Our Faith

  Articles on 2007 Bishop's Appeal

Church of Green Bay to grow by 266 at Easter (Mar. 9, 2007)
Catholic Charities uses 'hands-on' approach to spread Gospel (Mar. 2, 2007)
Tigerton area parishes believe in youth ministry (Feb. 23, 2007)
Stewardship plan rests on foundation of prayer, service (Feb. 16, 2007)
Bishop's Appeal calls Catholics to stewardship (Feb. 9, 2007)
   Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use
   Sidebar: Advancing the Mission update
   Sidebar: 2007 Bishop's Appeal facts


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