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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMarch 7, 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

(best viewed with a high-speed Internet connection; requires Flash plug-in)

Photo slideshow:
Bishop Zubik's time in Green Bay

Photo slideshow from pilgrimage
to Poland, Austria and Germany

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• Is your baptism valid? Vatican says baptisms using wrong words are not valid, must be redone

• Pope appeals for peace in Iraq; Appeal comes after kidnapping
of Mosul archbishop

• State law banning abortion faces repeal; Public hearing on bill to repeal law attracts hundreds of pro-lifers

• Kansas bishops say body exhibit exploits those whose bodies
are on display

• Study looks at religion in America; Catholic Church loses most members, but influx of immigrant Catholics offsets loss

• Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl -- Sacred tradition and our profession of faith

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Of freedom, artists, reticence and sanctity

• Charlie Martin -- Being dumped really hurts; Reassuring words never seem to make it easier

• Understanding the Mass
by Fr. Tom Margevicius -- Communion: Time for intimate union with Christ; It's not about Jesus and me, but Jesus and us

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Why hasn't a pope been named after Joseph?

• George Weigel -- Harvard does not take undergrad education seriously; Parents should look for classic liberal arts education at a Catholic college

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photo of snow-covered statue of Blessed Mother and baby Jesus outside of Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Green Bay Feb. 20 left arrow LADY OF THE SNOWS: Snow blankets a statue of the Blessed Mother and baby Jesus outside of Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Green Bay Feb. 20. Heavy snowfall this winter has created many picturesque scenes at churches around the Diocese of Green Bay, as well as hazardous driving conditions. (Rick Evans photo)

Other News

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

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

 • Diocesan youth conference will be held March 30
    Bishops' Appeal helps diocese sponsor event
    for high school youth
    Sidebar: Diocesan Catholic Youth Conference
    Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal at a glance

 • New president announced for St. Norbert College

 • Notre Dame Academy hires new principal

 • Video aims to assist police-immigrant relations
    Catholic Charities official helps produce police training video
    Sidebar: Immigrants may be eligible for 'U Visa'

 • Men's group prepares for annual brunch
    Palm Sunday meal is a 44-year tradition at St. Pius X Parish
    Sidebar: Palm Sunday brunch is March 16

 • St. John shelter to continue next fall, says Deacon Reilly
    Homeless shelter is essential part of church's ministry

 • Appleton parish opens homeless shelter
    Need for shelter arises after Salvation Army closes its facility

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for March 9, 2008: Waste no time allotted to you (Lent)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for March 9, 2008: Gospel does not explain Jesus' anger (Lent)

 • Editorial -- A sign of times
    Caution dictates publicity of student exchange programs in The Compass

 • Br. Steve Herro -- Reflections on 5-year anniversary of Iraq war
    Monthly prayer service for peace begins at St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere
    March 16


 • Foundations of Faith --
    Hidden away from sight: Using Lenten veils (Lent)
    Last part of Lent can be time for veiled statues and crosses

 • Sites of Tour -- Pilgrimage series: Church built over temple ruins

 • Your Catholic Neighbor -- Putting his faith into action
    Cavil believes power of media should be used to advance God's mission

 • Calendar of events

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

Articles on
2008 Bishop's Appeal

Diocesan youth conference will be held March 30
    (Mar. 7)
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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