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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMay 2, 2008 Issue 

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Compass pilgrimage to Rome and Paris -- May 3-13, 2008 (click for details)

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Bishop Zubik's time in Green Bay

Photo slideshow from pilgrimage
to Poland, Austria and Germany

Only in the Print Edition ...
Only in the Print Edition ...

• Summit discusses emerging models of church ministry; Expanded role for lay ministers among list of leadership models

• Cardinal: Pope moved in meeting with abuse victims

• Papal visit expected to yield spiritual returns in U.S.

• Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl -- Human beings: The glory of creation; We are images of our maker and called to share in the personal life of the Trinity

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Hatred is the opposite of love; When people hate us, what feelings rise within us?

• Charlie Martin -- Getting past the awkward stage; To find a love that might last, move slowly

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Excommunication and interdict

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Vocations and Good Shepherd Sunday; Analogy of Good Shepherd and sheep may no longer be appropriate for church

• George Weigel -- Church in Ukraine continues to battle persecution; Greek Catholics of Ukraine are becoming cultural force to be reckoned with

List of articles found only in the Sisters' Jubilees 2008 special section of the print edition

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Cancer survivor gives thanks
to Blessed Mother

Jan LaCrosse creates 'Our Lady's Scriptural Rosary' on CD
as tribute to Mary

photo of Jan LaCrosse with a copy of a CD she produced titled 'Our Lady's Scriptural Rosary'
HONORING MARY: Jan LaCrosse stands in a chapel at her home near rural Brussels with a copy of a CD she produced titled "Our Lady's Scriptural Rosary." (Rick Evans photo)

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

FORESTVILLE -- Prayer has always been an important part of Jan LaCrosse's life. The mother of nine, soon to be grandmother of 21 and great-grandmother of 18 turned to prayer while battling breast cancer and then colon cancer in the 1990s.

"The doctors took out part of my colon," she said. "I chose not to have chemo. Back then, chemo was different than what it is today. It was so hard on your body. I didn't want the effects. Today, I'm a cancer survivor. Prayer does have a lot of power."

While her devotion to prayer continued, approximately eight years ago, LaCrosse struggled in her prayer life.

"It just wasn't what I wanted it to be," she said. "I asked the Blessed Mother to teach me to pray, and oh she sure did. It was as if I went through her school on prayer."   Full story ...

Sidebar: Interested in ordering rosary CD?

Other News

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

 • Bishops issue pastoral letter on stem cell research

 • Oshkosh parish renews ties with Nicaragua sister parish
    Mission trip to sister parish provides medical assistance to Nicaraguans

 • Place 2B has new director
    Joe Geniesse succeeds friend and mentor, Fr. Martin Carr, at shelter

 • Family continues marrow drive
    'Thanks Mom' bone marrow drive seeks to recruit U.S. donors

 • Longtime Catholic educator dies

 • Missionary priest has had global impact
    Franciscan who has served people in three countries visits diocese
    Sidebar: Support Fr. Cook's mission work

S p e c i a l   S e c t i o n :
Sisters' Jubilees 2008
Honoring sisters celebrating 25, 50, 60, 70 and 75-year anniversaries

Write to the sisters

Honor the jubilee sisters for all they have given by sending a card or note. Here are the addresses.

 • Diocese honors 57 women
    Annual Sisters Jubilee Mass set for May 4
    at Green Bay cathedral

 • Adults learn about faith differently today
    From catechisms to Bible study, today's
    Catholics take ownership of faith

 More in The Compass print edition:
 • For a list of articles found only in the 16-page Sisters' Jubilees 2008 special
   section of the May 2 print edition, see this sidebar.

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for May 4, 2008: The Ascension delivers hope

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for May 4, 2008: Matthew reinforces community

 • Editorial -- Making an impact
    On U.S. visit, Pope Benedict comes out of shadows of John Paul,
    makes history

 • Editorial -- The teaching bishops


 • Foundations of Faith -- Learning to walk the paths of discipleship
    For some, there's a dramatic moment, for most, it's a process

 • Sites of Tour -- Pilgrimage series: Cathedral of Notre Dame

 • Your Catholic Neighbor -- Faith, love go hand in hand
    Couple's relationship sparked by attendance at church conferences

 • 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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