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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinDecember 7, 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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• Pope's new encyclical invites people to encounter Jesus

• Conference examines impact of abortion on men; Milwaukee's post-abortion ministry organizes international gathering

• Pope among religious leaders on CBS documentary that looks at why religious extremists use terror 'in God's name'

• They died alone, far from home; Texas community honors those
in immigrant graves

• U.S. cities prepare for pope's April visit; Big, open spaces not an option for D.C., New York papal events

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- We all want to be noticed, but Jesus reveals that real glory does not consist of outperforming others

• Charlie Martin -- Apologies should come with plan for changes; Words of sorrow are important, but they are not enough on their own

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Confession not often for couples; A clarification on couples receiving the sacrament of penance together

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Scholar reviews pope's Latin Mass document, says church preserves 'riches of past by creating something new'

• George Weigel -- Church suffered during Spanish Civil War; Recent beatification of 498 martyrs is reminder of troubled times in Europe

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Lone survivor of Crandon slaying
still recovering

'God saved Charlie for a reason' says Neitzel's mother

photo of Crandon shooting survivor Charlie Neitzel, seated, with his mother Carole and brother Cyle
RECOVERING FROM WOUNDS: Charlie Neitzel, seated, is recovering from three gunshot wounds sustained in the Oct. 7 Crandon shootings that left six people, including the gunman, dead. Restricted to a wheelchair, Neitzel depends on the assistance of his mother Carole and brother Cyle. (Sam Lucero photo)

By Sam Lucero
Compass Staff

PICKEREL -- Charlie Neitzel's passion for working on automobiles helped land him a job this year at Northern Fiber Works in Crandon, where he built fiberglass race truck parts. "I like building stuff with my hands," said Neitzel, 21.

His dream job ended in a nightmarish fashion shortly after 2:30 a.m. Oct. 7, when Neitzel joined his best friend, Aaron Smith, 20, at a house party in Crandon, a community of about 1,900 people located 110 miles northwest of Green Bay.

Neitzel, Smith and five other people - Bradley Schultz, 20, Jordanne Murray, 18, Katrina McCorkle, 17, Lianna Thomas, 17, and Lindsey Stahl, 14 - were shot by another longtime friend, Tyler Peterson, 20, who arrived, uninvited, at the party just minutes after Neitzel.

The shooting rampage left everyone at the party, except Neitzel, dead. Peterson took his own life later that day.   Full story ...

Sidebar: Parish holds fund-raiser for Charlie Neitzel Dec. 9

Other News

Nativity photos needed
(from Nov. 9 issue)

 • Searching for fund-raising ideas? GoodSearch is just a click away
    Sidebar: Who's using GoodSearch?
    Sidebar: Tips for increasing program use

 • Retired Franciscans stay active sorting postage stamps
    Annual collection for retired religious helps support their work
    Sidebar: About the Pulaski Franciscans
    Sidebar: Collection for retired religious is Dec. 8 and 9

 • New Lakers represent SLC on the hardcourt
    Men's basketball added to college's athletic program

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for December 9, 2007: A God of endurance and encouragement (Advent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for December 9, 2007: John the Baptist calls for reform

 • Editorial -- Stem cell studies could end debate
    New method of creating stem cells may end need for destroying
    human embryos

 • Editorial -- Eco-freaky


 • Foundations of Faith -- Seeing red: the liturgical color for fire and passion
    Red symbolizes the blood shed for love of God and us

 • Sites of Tour -- The place where Peter is buried
    Cathedral places altar over 1st century execution site

 • First time church Christmas walk this Saturday (Advent)
    Weyauwega event includes all three churches in village

 • Advent Preparation Tips: Keeping Madison Avenue to a minimum (Advent)

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life -- Rosaries shipped across globe
    Rising postage costs put mission office's rosary ministry in jeopardy

 • 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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