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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinDecember 21, 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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Bishop Zubik's time in Green Bay

Photo slideshow from pilgrimage
to Poland, Austria and Germany

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• He is coming and one with us: Pope says joy of the season comes from Jesus' presence

• Pope advances sainthood cause
of 6-year-old Italian girl

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- An invitation inside of Christmas

• Fr. John Rausch -- Opting out of the Iraq war: Conscientious objectors have moral issue with war

• Richard Doerflinger -- Time to reprogram stem cell debate: New findings should end calls for cloning, destroying embryos

• Charlie Martin -- What do I bring to the manger? Look into your heart to see what you can give others

• Fr. John Dietzen -- The church's theology of salvation: Must you believe in Jesus or go to hell?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- A meditation on Jesus beyond the manger: Jesus the adult made lasting demands upon us

• George Weigel -- The God with an infant's face appears to us: He began salvific journey through history as a baby

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NOTE: There will be no Compass issue published on December 28, 2007. The next issue will be January 4, 2008.

Place 2B continues service to the needy

Six months after Fr. Marty Carr's death, Oshkosh landmark looks for new director

photo of Fr. Quinn Mann, left, standing outside Fr. Carr's Place 2B in Oshkosh with Sr. Angela Dassinor and Adam Brechtel
SERVING THE POOR: Fr. Quinn Mann, left, stands outside of Fr. Carr's Place 2B in Oshkosh with Sr. Angela Dassinor and Adam Brechtel. Sr. Angela serves as house mother at the women's shelter, called Holy Family Villa, and Brechtel is house father at the men's shelter, Bethlehem Inn. The center founded by Fr. Marty Carr, who died last June, is looking for an executive director. (Sam Lucero photo)

By Sam Lucero
Compass Staff

OSHKOSH -- Fr. Quinn Mann remembers the first time he met Fr. Marty Carr, who founded The Place 2B in 1974.

It was Thanksgiving Day, 2001, and Fr. Quinn, a young seminarian, paid a visit to the center. "I came here and introduced myself and said, 'Fr. Carr, I'm going to be a priest.' He said, 'That's great. Here's a spoon.'"

And Fr. Mann proceeded to scoop corn for hungry visitors at The Place 2B's meal program.   Full story ...

Other News

Christmas Masses
Just for Kids
Christmas essays

 • Christmas messages to faithful of the Green Bay Diocese

 • Retiring priest responds generously to others
    Fr. Taddy remembered for generosity, service

 • Longtime catechist dies
    Patt Birling 'brought life to catechetical
    programs,' says lay ministry director

 • Star Wars plus parable of virgins equal what?
    For Darboy youth group, combination adds up to award-winning video

C h r i s t m a s
image of drawing of Nativity scene by Laura Chier, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School, Oshkosh

 • Christmas Mass Schedule

 • Christmas messages to faithful of the Green Bay Diocese

 • "Just for Kids" Christmas essays
    More than 400 students offer advice for the Baby Jesus

 • Foundations of Faith -- Forget red and green; white is Christmas' color
    The first color of liturgical celebrations is the color of the risen Christ

 • Free Christmas meals available around diocese (from Dec. 14, 2007 issue)
    Community groups invite elderly, others to holiday meal

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for December 23, 2007: Understanding the divine design (Advent)
    for December 30, 2007: Make family life happy and holy

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for December 23, 2007: Joseph was a man of mercy and justice (Advent)
    for December 30, 2007: Parallels between the Old and New

 • Editorial -- A few changes
    New year brings a few lineup changes in pages of diocesan newspaper


 • Foundations of Faith -- Forget red and green; white is Christmas' color
    The first color of liturgical celebrations is the color of the risen Christ

 • Sites of Tour -- Basilica remembers Baptist
    Pope's church honors two St. Johns; one is Jesus' cousin

 • Feast of the Holy Family -- Family: Where our story begins
    ... and God is the author

 • 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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