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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinApril 25, 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 Benedict visits United States:
   • Preaches message of hope

   • Visit viewed as success; Pope
     achieves three objectives critical
     to pastoral future of U.S. church

   • Discusses war on terrorism;
     Leaders say respect for human
     rights must accompany battle
     against terrorism

   • Interreligious encounter sparks
     spontaneous remarks

   • Meets privately with abuse

   • Offers silent prayer at ground

• Bishop Zubik urges passage
of marriage protection bill

• Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl -- God is creator of heaven, earth and all within

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Few outside supports for our faith make believing more challenging

• Charlie Martin -- Discussing the song "These Hard Times" by Matchbox Twenty; Emotional pain can be licked with dose of God

• Fr. John Dietzen -- A biblical yardstick of Catholic faith; 'And just where did we find that in the Bible?'

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Pope Paul VI's famous and final encyclical, Humane vitae

• George Weigel -- Like his predecessor, Pope Benedict's interfaith actions have historic potential

• Kids Chronicle -- Writing a letter of encouragement; Peter had made mistakes, but knew God would forgive him, and others

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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 papal events

By Sam Lucero
Compass Staff

GREEN BAY -- The theme of Pope Benedict XVI's papal visit to the United States was "Christ Our Hope," and one local priest who concelebrated the papal Mass at Nationals Park in Washington said Pope Benedict delivered a new hope.

"The theme ... really did give a new hope and a new joy to priests and sisters, and certainly to all Catholics," said Fr. Tom Farrell, pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Appleton. He was one of three Green Bay diocesan priests who drove to Washington for the April 18 Mass at Nationals Park. He was joined by Fr. Carl Schmitt, associate pastor of St. Raphael the Archangel Parish in Oshkosh, and Fr. Brian Belongia, pastor of St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Waupaca.

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Other News

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

 • Spirituality Fair to be held May 3

 • Parish marks 125 years
    Ss. Edward and Isidore Parish, Flintville,
    holds celebration April 26, 27

 • Sr. Mary Jo Kirt dies

 • Exchange students learn more than academics during visit
    Girls find life is different in Green Bay than in Germany, Brazil

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for April 27, 2008: The gift of the Holy Spirit renews us

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for April 27, 2008: Two possible returns of the Lord

 • Editorial -- Bad timing
    Pope's visit coincides with court's decision on lethal injection as form
    of execution


 • Foundations of Faith -- Easter leads through 40 days ... to 50, and beyond
    Time alone with God reached new dimension in Jesus and the Spirit

 • Sites of Tour -- Pilgrimage series: Basilica du Sacre Coeur in Paris

 • 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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