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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinApril 11, 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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Only in the Print Edition ...

• Pope to deliver message of hope; Benedict XVI releases message to Americans as U.S. visit draws near

• Catholic pharmacist loses appeal; Conscience questions remain as sanctions upheld

• Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl -- Holy Trinity: A foundation
of our faith

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Becoming saints comes at a cost; Renouncing what stands in our way is not easy

• Charlie Martin -- Living, loving go together; Loving is one of the reasons God gave us life

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Does God will when people die? God set a law of predictability into motion

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Excitement awaits Benedict's first U.S. visit; Speculation about what pope will discuss keeps observers guessing

• George Weigel -- A response to priest's charge of slander; Issue revolves around priest's support
of gay marriage amendment

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NOTE: check the April 18th and 25th Compass print issues for coverage of Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United States.

School project builds faith, shelter funds

Inspired by Parable of Talent, student buys catechism CDs, sells them to aid shelter

photo of Billy Ralph holding a copy of the CD-ROM he is selling as part of a Xavier High School project
CATECHISM CD: Xavier High School freshman Billy Ralph holds a copy of the CD-ROM he is selling as part of a school project. (Sam Lucero photo)

By Sam Lucero
Compass Staff

APPLETON -- Putting Scripture into action. That's one way to describe Billy Ralph's project at Xavier High School. Ralph was one of 20 Xavier students and one teacher to receive a $100 bill from Principal Matt Reynebeau last November as part of a yearly outreach project.

Now in its third year, the project is based on the New Testament's Parable of the Talents. In the parable, a master gives three servants money - talents - and returns from his travels to learn that two of the three invested the funds and doubled their money while a third buried his money in the ground.

The Xavier students and teacher were told to donate the money directly to a charitable cause or use it to make more money and then donate it.   Full story ...

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

 • Guild reaches goal of 100,000 rosaries
    With goal behind them, guild ends ministry

   April 13 -- World Day of Prayer for Vocations:
 • Deacon's ministry to parish, community touches many
    Appleton's Deacon Simon enjoys diversity of roles in his ordained ministry

 • Grieving family finds way to help others
    Following daughter Ella's death, Cumiceks promote experimental treatment
    that helped her enjoy life

 • Book helps explain death to children

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 • Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan --
    Pope Benedict's visit to America invites us to a renewal of faith

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for April 13, 2008: Names, roles, identity and purpose

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for April 13, 2008: 'Life' in its spiritualized meaning

 • Editorial -- A simple plan
    Lutheran bishop urges church members to tithe portion of their rebate checks

 • Editorial -- Welcome Pope Benedict


 • Foundations of Faith -- Mystagogy: Entering the discipleship highway
    Initiation process doesn't end with baptism at Easter Vigil

 • Sites of Tour -- Pilgrimage series: Shrine of the Miraculous Medal

 • Your Catholic Neighbor -- Youth, passion drive Lancelle
    St. Norbert student uses his time and talents to promote good causes

 • Calendar of events

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

Articles on
2008 Bishop's Appeal

Project focuses on family (Apr. 4)
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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