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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinFebruary 29, 2008 Issue 

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Christ Our Hope -- Pope Benedict XVI's Apostolic Journey to the United States, April 15-20, 2008 (click for CNS special report)
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

Only in the Print Edition ...
Only in the Print Edition ...

• Pope to Jesuits: The church needs you; Tells Jesuits to make clear support of church teachings

• Cardinal asks Cubans for 'gestures of reconciliation'

• Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl -- Studying, praying from Bible should be lifelong project of every Christian

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Nature of faith: Humans like to put their limited imagination to use imagining God

• Charlie Martin -- Entering fully into life; discussing song "Whatever It takes" by Lifehouse

• Understanding the Mass
by Fr. Tom Margevicius -- The symbolic language of the liturgy cannot be confined to words

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- We need more married saints to serve as examples of faith in modern world

• George Weigel -- Questions for Jesuit religious order's new superior; To be in communion with pope, Society of Jesus needs to resolve lingering issues

plus ...

Articles found only in this special section of the Feb. 29 print issue:

• Ten reasons why you should make a retreat

• Directory of Wisconsin retreat houses/centers

• Diocesan retreat facilities serve all ages

• Consider taking any of these three worthy books on retreat

• Catholic Youth Expeditions: a fun, faith-filled camping experience

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photo of Fr. Joel Sember taking the Polar Plunge with members of UW-Oshkosh Newman Center on Feb. 23 to help raise funds for Special Olympics of Wisconsin
PRIEST TAKES POLAR PLUNGE: Fr. Joel Sember, associate pastor of St. Jude the Apostle Parish in Oshkosh, joins members of the UW-Oshkosh Newman Center for a plunge in Lake Winnebago Feb. 23. Each year, the Newman Center participates in the Polar Plunge, which is a fund-raiser for Special Olympics of Wisconsin. "I am willing to freeze in Lake Winnebago in order to be able to say I helped those children go to the Special Olympics," Fr. Sember explained in the parish bulletin about his participation in the winter event. (Dick Meyer photo)

Other News

Lenten Giving/Easter Joy Wish List
(from Feb. 8 issue)

Lenten fast and abstinence rules
(from Feb. 8 issue)

 • Program works to end domestic violence
    Alternatives to Violence Program offers counseling,
    education to help abusers end violent behavior
    Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal at a glance

 • Nothing foreign about this exchange
    St. Mary Central has long history of involvement
    in student exchange programs

 • Deacon Wessing dies; former editor of diocesan newspaper
    Also started diocesan communications, pro-life offices

 • What gifts will new bishop bring?
    Church officials list gifts they think new bishop of Green Bay should posses

 • Catholic Charities program offers suggestions to assist abuse victims

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 • Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan --
    Don't view neutrality stance as waffling on life issues

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for March 2, 2008: A Lenten call to 'performative faith' (Lent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for March 2, 2008: Separation is more about believing (Lent)

 • Editorial -- Rest in peace
    Deacon Wessing, longtime Catholic editor, journalist, dies


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Our Lenten colors speak of royalty and sorrow (Lent)
    The colors of kings and of martyrs give us the tones of the season

 • Sites of Tour -- Pilgrimage series: Pantheon is best preserved building

 • Your Catholic Neighbor -- Out of mom's grief comes grace
    Daughter's death turns into opportunity to help other grieving parents
    Sidebar: Compassionate Friends to hold conference

 • Calendar of events

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

Articles on
2008 Bishop's Appeal

Program works to end domestic violence (Feb. 29)
Workshop helps parishes manage business affairs
    (Feb. 22)
She's keeping the faith (Feb. 15)
Bishops' Appeal helps Catholic Charities respond to crises (Feb. 8)
   Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal at a glance
Bishop's Appeal kicks off (Feb. 1)
   Pie chart of Bishop's Appeal use
   Sidebar: 2008 Bishop's Appeal facts

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