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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinNovember 30, 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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• Crucifixes sold at cathedral not made in sweatshops; N.Y. archdiocese denies link to Chinese factory

• Church leaders hail new stem-cell studies that may end need for destroying human embryos

• Pope to release encyclical
on hope

• Kys2Heaven Web site invites people to submit personal stories
of faith

• Vatican: Homelessness demands response; More than one billion are homeless or lack adequate shelter

• Catholic school joins efforts
to establish first umbilical-cord
blood bank

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Marking 25th year as spirituality columnist

• Stewardship: A Way of Life -- Vatican sees catholic schools mission as partnership

• Charlie Martin -- Discussing the song "Pictures of You" by The Last Goodnight

• Fr. John Dietzen -- All the baptized are entitled to burial rites

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Catholics not only ones with devotion to saints

• George Weigel -- Franz Jaegerstaetter, Nazi opponent,
is beatified

• Local youth page -- Students from Our Lady of Lourdes School in De Pere give gift of hope in a shoe box

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photo of the Nativity set of John and Amy Dessart of Oconto Falls left arrow NATIVITY PICK OF THE WEEK: John and Amy Dessart of Oconto Falls bought this Nativity set at St. Catherine's Bookstore in Green Bay for their first Christmas, 33 years ago. Because they couldn't afford all the pieces, they bought only the Holy Family. Amy's mother surprised them when she gave them the shepherds and kings for Christmas. John built the stable from old barn boards and put in a window because his family's Nativity set had a window. The pieces were sculpted by Donna Weaver. The Dessarts are members of St. Anthony Parish.

Other News

Just for Kids

Nativity photos needed
(from Nov. 9 issue)

 • Norbertine Fr. Mayer dies
    Community members remember him as artist,
    nature lover

 • Companies help put sparkle back into sacred vessels
    Refinishing old, worn religious vessels saves
    parishes lots of money

 • Catholic cemetery donates part of sales to shelter
    St. John homeless shelter to receive 2 percent
    of pre-need sales in December


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Columns

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for December 2, 2007: Stop grumbling and enjoy God's graces (Advent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for December 2, 2007: Now is not the time for judgment

 • Editorial -- A golden idea
    Shopping for gold jewelry this Christmas? Be responsible and buy 'green' gold


Features

 • Foundations of Faith -- The color purple; 20 percent of the year (Advent)
    Purple in church reminds us to repent and wait in hope

 • Saint of the Day -- Though few know him, Chromatius was influential
    The 4th century was a time of much theological confusion and debate

 • Live Nativity is Appleton parish tradition (Advent)

 • Advent preparation tips: Keeping Christ in preparation for Christmas (Advent)
    Celebrating Christ as the most important part of Christmas

 • Calendar of events


Sharing Our Faith: 2007 Bishop's Appeal logo


  Sharing Our Faith

  Articles on 2007 Bishop's Appeal

Benefits of Bishop's Appeal discussed (Nov. 2, 2007)
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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