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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinDecember 14, 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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• Madonna and child get Postal Service stamp of approval

• Children's books suitable
for Christmas gifts

• Critics debate merits of 'Golden Compass'; USCCB withdraws review of movie after its critics give film favorable marks

• Prayer service held at Catholic church for victims of Dec. 5 Omaha mall massacre

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Advent is all about loneliness; Loneliness and longing take us beyond ourselves

• Charlie Martin -- Who you are with God exists now and forever

• Fr. John Catoir -- Pope Benedict's new book 'Jesus of Nazareth,' helps reaffirm our faith

• Fr. John Dietzen -- 'The ending'
of the Lord's Prayer

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- More on the pope's Latin Mass decision

• George Weigel -- A few book suggestions for Christmas gifts for the serious, not-so-serious reader

Special Section: Diocese of Green Bay Connection to Education -- a new monthly Compass supplement from the Department of Education

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photo of a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe being held by Deacon Luis Sanchez of St. Willebrord Parish in Green Bay during the Dec. 9 celebration for the Virgin of Guadalupe, held at St. Agnes Church
HONORING VIRGIN OF GUADALUPE: The Hispanic community of Green Bay held their annual celebration for the Virgin of Guadalupe on Dec. 9 at St. Agnes Church. The event included Mass, Aztec dancers, a procession and Marian hymns with mariachi music provided by Estrella de Green Bay. Before Mass, a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe was carried in by girls who are celebrating their 15th birthdays (quinceañeras) during the year. Deacon Luis Sanchez of St. Willebrord Parish in Green Bay, pictured with Jessica Curiel (left) and Cynthia Sanchez, lifts the statue of Mary. Guadalupe celebrations were also held at St. Pius X Church in Appleton and St. Joseph Church in Wautoma. (Photo by Rick Evans)

Other News

Christmas Masses

 • Man facing charge of fetal homicide
    Patel accused of causing abortion by spiking
    woman's drink with RU-486
    Sidebar: Elizabeth Ministry reaches out to victim

 • Group's survey shows most immigrants come from Mexico
    Social justice group conducts survey of Latino immigrants in Fox Valley

 • Volunteers step forward to assist at homeless shelter
    Training sessions held; volunteers jump at chance to assist shelter

 • Free Christmas meals available around diocese
    Community groups invite elderly, others to holiday meal

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for December 16, 2007: Instruments of divine providence (Advent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for December 16, 2007: John the Baptist seeks the truth (Advent)

 • Editorial -- Just for Kids
    Here is a sampling of advice children give to Baby Jesus; see other essays
    next week


 • Foundations of Faith --
    It won't be a blue Christmas - at least not at the altar (Advent)
    There is a rainbow of liturgical color that we sometimes see at Mass

 • Sites of Tour -- Old Roman palace became basilica
    St. John Lateran is cathedral church of Pope Benedict

 • Local book stores offer aid for Advent, all year (Advent)
    Season of preparation good time to learn more about faith

 • Tips to keep light in the season (Advent)
    Don't let last minute rush make you lose sight of Christ in Advent

 • Stewardship: A Way of Life --
    Late priest's homilies compiled into book; packed with wisdom
    'You Are a Voice' is released on eve of anniversary of Fr. Greg Smith's death

 • 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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