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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinFebruary 1, 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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• 2008 Family Lent Calendar; Featuring prayer ideas, activities and reflections for Lenten season

• Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl -- Catechism's role: To give an account of our faith; By understanding our faith, we in turn can help accept truth of our faith

• Therese Borchard -- Thanks to Web, today's young adults are exposed to global issues,
apt to respond

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Sometimes it's death that pours out life; John's Gospel account sheds light on the blood and water of existence

• Charlie Martin -- Moving beyond personal pain; Ask Jesus to start the process of healing

• Fr. Tom Margevicius -- What we believe, we also celebrate; Mass helps remind us of our mission (First in seven-part Lenten series)

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Archbishop Marini on liturgical renewal; Implementing reforms has been difficult, he says, due in part to yearning for past

• George Weigel -- Holy See and Islam: The diplomatic dance goes on; Pay attention to March meeting between Muslim, Vatican diplomats

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photo of young woman receiving ashes on her forehead left arrow SEASON OF LENT BEGINS: With the distribution of ashes on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 6, the liturgical season of Lent begins. The custom of placing ashes on the head as a sign of repentence can be traced back to the Hebrew Scriptures. (Sam Lucero photo)

Bishop's Appeal kicks off

Appeal director says funds benefit many important programs

Bishop's Appeal 2007 Allocation Chart
pie chart showing how contributions to the 2007 Bishop's Appeal were allocated to the various agencies and departments in the Green Bay Diocese (click for larger version)
These distributions from gifts help fund the work of the diocese for the fiscal year of 2007-2008.
(Larger version of chart)

SHARING THE GIFTS: Pie chart shows how contributions to the 2007 Bishop's Appeal were allocated to the various agencies and departments in the Green Bay Diocese.

Editor's note: First in a series on the Bishop's Appeal.

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

GREEN BAY -- Normally, a speaker doesn't like to be interrupted, but for Josh Diedrich, director of the Bishop's Appeal, it was a pleasant surprise.

Last year, Diedrich met with members of a rural parish to speak about Advancing the Mission, the stewardship campaign in which parishes and the diocese share proceeds 50/50. The topic of discussion turned to the Bishop's Appeal and one parish member's concern that he did not benefit from the annual fund-raising effort.   Full story ...

Other News

 • Assembly passes bill opposed by two state bishops
    Madison, La Crosse bishops reject emergency contraception bill; citing current
    law, WCC takes neutral stance

 • KCs turn to Web to sell statues
    Appleton landmarks up for online bids following sale of Columbus Club

 • Green Bay sewing mission all began in Haiti
    Collection for mission worldwide started with a mission trip, and a truck in the
    parking lot

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for February 3, 2008: God has a formula for the happy life

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for February 3, 2008: Symbolic mountain offers a new vision

 • Editorial -- 'The Golden Compass' revisited
    Scholastic Book Club offers children's books based on controversial movie


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Ashes for Wednesday come from - and lead us to - Palm Sunday (Lent)
    Ashes and palms are both types of sacramentals

 • Sites of Tour -- Pilgrimage series: Basilica is monument to St. Clare

 • Lenten Reading -- Book offers insights into poverty (Lent)
    Author describes generational poverty, framework for change

 • Your Catholic Neighbor -- Mentoring is Tilot's mantra
    Program director says mentoring matches his values, spiritual beliefs

 • Calendar of events

Sharing Our Faith: 2008 Bishop's Appeal logo
Sharing Our Faith

Articles on
2008 Bishop's Appeal

Bishop's Appeal kicks off
   Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use
   Sidebar: 2008 Bishop's Appeal facts

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