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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMay 9, 2008 Issue 

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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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• Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl --
Because of original sin, church baptizes even infants absent of personal sin

• Therese Borchard -- Benedict and young adult Catholics: Will pope's U.S. visit help unite fragmented millennial generation?

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Giving, receiving spirit in good-byes: When we die, we're given chance to be present in deeper way

• Charlie Martin -- Singer asks us to ponder patriotism: Discussing "Long Walk Home" by Bruce Springsteen

• Mark Pattison -- First trash TV, now violent video games

• Fr. John Dietzen -- An impediment to marriage? Difference between sterility and impotence

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Pope's U.S. visit seen as major success

• Kids Chronicle -- The risen Jesus visits the apostles

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Mom gives thanks for healthy tot

photo of Linsey Otto holding her son Logan near St. Mary Church in Green Bay
ONE HAPPY MOTHER: Linsey Otto holds her son Logan outside of their home near St. Mary Church in Green Bay. Linsey, who was born 11 weeks premature 25 years ago, gave birth to Logan in 2006 - three weeks early. (Rick Evans photo)

After son's premature birth, Mother's Day wishes have already been granted

By Heather Chrudimsky
Compass Correspondent

GREEN BAY -- Every day John and Linsey Otto get to spend with their son Logan is a blessing, one for which Linsey thanks God. When Otto, 25, became pregnant with Logan in 2005, she was nervous that her first pregnancy would end with a premature birth.

"My doctor said there was nothing to worry about, but I still felt a little uneasy. I had a feeling that something wasn't right during my pregnancy," she said.

Otto's fears of having a "preemie" materialized when Logan Robert, entered the world on March 12, 2006 - three weeks premature.

"My son was born at 35 weeks and considered premature," Otto said.

Otto is no stranger to premature birth. She was born at 29 weeks - 11 weeks early and weighing only two pounds, 14 ounces.

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Other News

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

 • Giving back to church motivates lay ministers
    Commissioned ministry program graduates look
    forward to serving others

 • School deals with student's deportation to Mexico
    St. Bernard students receive first-hand lesson in shortcomings
    of immigration process

 • Donald Long, Catholic philanthropist, dies

 • Can charity and love prevail?
    Speaker says charity needed to resolve rifts created after Vatican II

 • Diocese takes spotlight at ministry summit
    Mogilka: Work of diocese in parish planning serves as example
    for future ministry

 • After hectic winter, homeless shelter closes
    Community support for shelter made shelter a success, says Fr. Guy Blair

 • Fifteen to be commissioned for ministry

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for May 11, 2008: Listen to God and respond in love

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for May 11, 2008: Peace and the Spirit go together

 • Editorial -- Money well spent
    Donating portion of tax rebate check to Catholic Charities makes sense

 • Editorial -- Papal visit: Priceless


 • Foundations of Faith -- Pentecost: A time for exchanging gifts?
    For both Jews and Christians, Pentecost feast speaks of God's love
    and concern

 • Saint of the Day -- Saint formed by French Revolution
    Priest helped found Daughters of the Cross

 • Your Catholic Neighbor -- A long record of helping others
    Archives volunteer says faith calls her to offer time, talent to church

 • 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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