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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMarch 21, 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

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• Pope calls kidnapping, death of Iraqi archbishop an 'act of inhuman violence'

• Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl -- Creation and evolution according to God; We believe God is creator, and that his plan could allow for evolution

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Jesus' passion was a drama of the heart; Gospels emphasize Jesus' moral loneliness, not his physical pain

• Charlie Martin -- Taking on the dreams of Jesus; Change starts with a dream and a vision

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Conclusions from the Pew study on religion; Bolder and more creative pastoral approaches needed to attract, retain faithful

• George Weigel -- Easter versus irony: Accepting Christ without cynicism; On cross, Jesus crushed by weight of irony, cynicism

• Bishop Gambino Zavala -- Toward a just and peaceful solution in Iraq; On fifth year of Iraq invasion, time to look for new ways to build peace

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NOTE: There will be no Compass issue published on March 28, 2008. The next issue will be April 4, 2008.

Easter Vigil marks new life
for Howard man

Brennenstuhl completes RCIA, set to join church

photo of Kevin Brennenstuhl, who will receive the sacrament of initiation at St. John the Baptist Church in Howard
NEW CONVERT: Kevin Brennenstuhl credits his wife Ann for inspiring him to become a Catholic. He will receive the sacrament of initiation at St. John the Baptist Church in Howard. (Rick Evans photo)

By Tony Staley
Compass Correspondent

HOWARD -- When Kevin Brennenstuhl is received into the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil at St. John the Baptist Church, he will join his twin sons as parish firsts.

E a s t e r

Gavin and Quinn, newborn sons of Kevin and his wife, Ann, were in the first group of four children baptized in the church, a week after it had been dedicated. Now, five-and-a-half months later, Kevin will be in the first group of RCIA candidates and catechumens to be received into that same church.

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Other News

Easter quick links

Easter/Holy Week Mass Schedules

Lenten Giving/Easter Joy Wish List

Easter dinners will be served around diocese

Lent quick links

Holy Week Masses
Lenten fast and abstinence rules

 • Men challenged to live faith
    Speakers at Esto Vir conference tell men to 'pick up
    your cross'

 • Ready for summer relaxation?
    Retreats, summer camps made possible through
    Bishop's Appeal
    Sidebar: Bishop's Appeal at a glance

 • Parish, family are partners in faith
    Huebsch says parents can take two steps
    to strengthen faith at home

 • Antigo parish raises funds for D.R. mission
    Fourth annual Lenten fish fry helps native son
    serving in D.R.

 • For Sarah Zoch, the wait is finally over (Easter)
    After years of searching, Zoch has found a church she's come to love

 • Iraq experience proved pivotal moment (Easter)
    Coulliard's faith journey intensified while stationed in Iraq

 • He's growing into the faith (Easter)
    Enrollment at Catholic school motivates eighth grader to join church


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Columns

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for March 23, 2008: The ups and downs of Holy Week (Lent / Easter)
    for March 30, 2008: Mercy deserves our gratitude (Divine Mercy Sunday)

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for March 23, 2008: Matthew intensifies the story (Easter)
    for March 30, 2008: Two Gospels share the same mission (Divine Mercy
    Sunday)

 • Editorial -- Dying for Christ (Easter)
    Church missionaries continue to pay the ultimate price for imitating Jesus' love


Features

 • Foundations of Faith --
      for March 23, 2008: Eggs, bunnies and Easter (Easter)
          How Pesach and Pasch became Eostur-monath

      for March 30, 2008: Divine Mercy Sunday a natural to follow Easter (Divine
          Mercy Sunday)

          Faustina's visions first caused controversy

 • Sites of Tour -- Pilgrimage series: Cathedral has interesting history

 • Your Catholic Neighbor -- Taking faith to a higher level
    Parish director Nesbit continues to grow in faith, in ministries

 • Calendar of events

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

Articles on
2008 Bishop's Appeal

Ready for summer relaxation? (Mar. 21)
Diocese eyes adult education (Mar. 14)
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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