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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJanuary 18, 2008 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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• Details on papal Mass tickets remain sketchy

• Special section: Diocese of Green Bay Connection to Education

• Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl -- Adult catechism is right tool
for teaching faith

• Tony Magliano -- Make it a resolution to bring a well-formed conscience to the ballot box

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- For Clapton, finding God cured his blues; Inspiring story found in renowned musician's new autobiography

• Charlie Martin -- Getting back to basics of life; Discussing the song "Breath In, Breathe Out" by Matt Kearney

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Excommunication from the church; Such severe penalties actually meant to heal

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Wisdom of Thomas Aquinas continues to shine

• George Weigel -- Remembering visit to Russia during Glasnost

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Sister anointed captain of Packer fandom

Winning essay gives Sr. Sean Marie title of honorary fan captain

photo of Franciscan Sr. Sean Marie Tobin, Honorary G-Force Captain, with Green Bay Packers players at Lambeau Field on Jan. 12 for the coin toss before the game against the Seattle Seahawks
NO PLACE LIKE LAMBEAU: Franciscan Sr. Sean Marie Tobin is all smiles as she joins Green Bay Packers players on the field at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis., Jan. 12 for the coin toss. The Packers defeated the Seattle Seahawks to earn a bid to the National Football Conference championship game Jan. 20 at Lambeau Field. (Photo courtesy of James V. Biever, Green Bay Packers)

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

GREEN BAY -- Packer nation, meet your captain: Franciscan Sr. Sean Marie Tobin.

Visitors to the Green Bay Packers' official Web site,, selected Sr. Sean Marie of Manitowoc as winner of the Web site's playoff ticket essay contest.

According to the Packers Web site, more than 5,000 essays were submitted, and more than 5,000 votes were cast. Sr. Sean Marie, 68, was one of five essay finalists.   Full story ...

Other News

 • Byzantine rite is focus of event
    Religious educators learn about Byzantine rite from Milwaukee priest

 • Diocese responds to SNAP claims of Nevada lawsuit

 • Menasha parish wins international stewardship award

 • Students mix art, religion, create prayer chairs
    St. Gregory students research Nicene Creed, use findings to create chairs
    for art auction

 • List of pro-life events January 18-23 (from Jan. 11 issue)

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for January 20, 2008: Contingent beings called to serve

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for January 20, 2008: Repentance or bestowal of the Spirit?

 • Eye on the Capitol -- Window for legislative activity in 2008 is small

 • Guest Column by Archbishop Timothy Dolan -- Praise for heroes who opt for life
    Heisman Trophy, Medal of Freedom winners stand up for Culture of Life


 • Foundations of Faith -- Pilgrimages carry us in the footsteps of the Teacher
    All Christian pilgrimages, in a way, lead us to Jerusalem - and eternally beyond

 • Sites of Tour -- A place for a house in a church
    Assisi's basilica at the base of the hill honors Mary

 • Your Catholic Neighbor -- Living the life God gave them
    Couple takes on life's challenges together, with faith as their guide

 • Calendar of events

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