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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinApril 18, 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 ...

Coverage of Pope Benedict's visit:
   • Bush greets pope as he begins
     first U.S. visit
   • Pope hopes to heal wounds
     of priestly sex abuse during trip
   • Student's essay lands him
     chance to meet pope
   • Pope comes to U.N. as 'beacon
     of peace'

• Cardinal urges peaceful games; Vatican official says Olympics should foster peace, not conflict

• Bush honors Navy SEAL; Presents posthumous Medal of Honor to Catholic officer's parents

• Clinton, Obama face tough questions about faith, abortion

• Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl -- God has one divine nature, three divine persons; We live a life alive in God's grace each time we sign ourselves with cross

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- What kind of Christ do we preach about?

• Charlie Martin -- Getting around love's detours; God brings people into our lives whom we love

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Who can receive anointing of the sick? What qualifies is that you need the prayers of the church for health

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Benedict's papacy not what some expected: As cardinal, he was a watchdog of orthodoxy; as pope he is seen as a healer

Four-page preview of diocesan Spirituality Fair, May 3 at St. Mary Central High School in Neenah

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

Local Catholics attend White House reception for Pope Benedict

By Sam Lucero
Compass Staff

GREEN BAY -- When Deacon Everett Doxtator of St. Joseph Parish in Oneida received an e-mail April 3 inviting him to a White House reception for Pope Benedict XVI on April 16, he thought it was a belated April Fools joke.

The e-mail, he said, was from the White House and it invited him to attend a formal welcome for Pope Benedict on the South Lawn of the White House given by President George W. and Laura Bush.

His invitation to the papal reception wasn't a prank, since Deacon Doxtator sits on the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' National Advisory Council. It was his council membership that led to the invitation, which he saw as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.   Full story ...

Other News

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

 • Panel pushes for drug court
    Judges extol benefits of drug treatment court
    in Brown County

 • Fair trade store has new home
    Worldgoods opens doors, gives exposure to poor artisans

 • A time for prayers, blessings and reflections
    Fuel prices, late spring, raise farm concerns

 • Organic methods bring new life to local farm
    Costs higher, but so are profits and the environmental benefits
    Sidebar: Organic farming

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for April 20, 2008: Living as agents of truth sets us free

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for April 20, 2008: Know the way and the Father

 • Editorial -- A Sheen example
    Catholic actor is honored for his social justice activism; not everyone delighted

 • Editorial -- Not just crying wolf

 • Br. Steve Herro -- Water is a focus of this year's Earth Week observance
    Church promotes campaign for safe drinking water accessible to everyone


 • Foundations of Faith -- Spirituality basics
    Christian spirituality takes many forms, has one source

 • Sites of Tour -- Pilgrimage series: Congregation of the Mission

 • Your Catholic Neighbor -- A sweet tooth for Catholic education
    Xavier High School principal bakes cookies to help fund programs

 • 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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