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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinOctober 12, 2007 Issue 

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Compass pilgrimage to Rome and Paris -- May 3-13, 2008 (click for details)

Photo slideshow with audio:
Bishop Zubik farewell Mass

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Photo slideshow:
Bishop Zubik's time in Green Bay

Photo slideshow from pilgrimage
to Poland, Austria and Germany

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• Bishop Morneau dedicates new church: Photos from new St. John the Baptist Church in Howard

• Foundations of Faith -- Moses sits over the Supreme Court? Symbols of faith in power city

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Difficult times in life can lead to deeper faith

• Charlie Martin -- Discussing the song "How Far We've Come" by Matchbox Twenty: Reviewing past can be valuable when preparing for future challenges

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Did St. Joseph have other children? Most scholars think so

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Romney's presidential bid rekindles debate sparked during Kennedy campaign

• George Weigel -- Why cooking counts as more than drudgery: A message for anyone who eats frozen pizza regularly

• Kids Chronicle --
A foreigner learns about Israel's God

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Deanna Favre says faith guides her life

While football fans count Brett's NFL records, Deanna counts
her blessings

photo of Deanna Favre
FAITH GUIDES FAVRE: After battling breast cancer and several other family tragedies, Deanna Favre said she could not imagine facing these adversities without her faith. (Photo courtesy of Deanna Favre)

By Sam Lucero
Compass Staff

GREEN BAY -- Most wins by a starting quarterback. Most consecutive games played by a quarterback. Most touchdown passes thrown.

Fans of Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre relish counting the number of National Football League records their hero owns. But Favre's wife Deanna, a breast cancer survivor, finds comfort in counting something else: her blessings.

Deanna Favre was diagnosed with breast cancer on Oct. 13, 2004. She spent four months undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment. In February 2005, following her last radiation treatment, Deanna was declared cancer-free. The experience was life-changing and has brought Deanna closer to her husband and her Catholic faith.   Full story ...

(Sidebar: Favre to sign new book)

Other News

 • Diocese reaches out to community stunned by massacre
    Catholic Charities sends counselors to Crandon; Bishop Morneau
    to celebrate Mass

 • New bishop by Easter?
    Archbishop Dolan visits diocese, talks about appointment of new bishop

 • Sister calls her ministry as parish director a 'blessing'
    Sr. Marlene Dimmerling is one of 12 parish directors in diocese
    Sidebar: Diocese seeks parish director candidates

 • Ministry stems from experience
    Former inmate on mission to help those incarcerated and families
    Sidebar: Speaking engagements/support

 • New employees join diocesan staff
    Basten, Gooding and Walters oversee three diocesan programs

 • Three siblings share homecoming royalty
    St. Mary Central students elect Engleberts to court

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for October 14, 2007: Training in the discipline of gratitude

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for October 14, 2007: Why did the Samaritan seek out Jesus?

 • Editorial -- Reverence toward the Eucharist
    Young and old need to remember Christ's real presence in Eucharist


 • Saint of the Day -- Getting away from it all still means prayer struggles
    Egyptian hermit learned obedience, patience and humility in the desert

 • Calendar of events

Sharing Our Faith: 2007 Bishop's Appeal logo

  Sharing Our Faith

  Articles on 2007 Bishop's Appeal

New team members seek to enhance Education in diocese (Mar. 30, 2007)
Church beckons after careers in business (Mar. 23, 2007)
TV Mass attracts faith-filled, loyal audience (Mar. 16, 2007)
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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