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Chinese mourn quake victims; Catholics join in prayers for 35,000 killed by earthquake
Bishop ends practice
of Communion at liturgy of the word
Controversy ensues after UW-SP student vandalizes pro-life display
Retiring archbishop ends lay preaching at Mass
Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl --
The communion of saints: We invoke their names, seek their intercession
Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Lessons from St. Vincent de Paul: In giving to the poor, we must also ask for their forgiveness
Charlie Martin -- Never too late to start again: Regret helps us see new choices in how to live
Fr. John Dietzen -- Telling the sins apart: Venial v. mortal sins
Fr. Richard McBrien -- Speaker's ban from parish leaves questions: Was anti-torture activist subject to double standard when invitation withdrawn?
George Weigel -- Pope Benedict's meeting with Catholic educators: Educators' spin on meeting is more positive than reality of what occurred
Kids Chronicle -- Never forget the great love God has shown
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NOTE: There will be no Compass issue published on May 30, 2008. The next issue will be June 6, 2008.
This begins our summer biweekly schedule. Summer publishing dates are: June 6, June 20, July 4, July 18, Aug. 1, Aug. 15 and Aug. 29. Weekly publication resumes Sept. 12. Parishes should make a note of the schedule and plan accordingly when submitting information.
Five men ordained to diaconate
|NEW DEACONS: Bishops Robert Banks, left, and Robert Morneau pose for a photo with the newly ordained deacons. They include, from left, Kevin DeCleene, Michael Mervilde, Timothy Downey, Timothy Brandt and Jason Blahnik. (Rick Evans photo)
GREEN BAY -- Five men were ordained to the Order of Diaconate at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral May 17.
Auxiliary Bishop Robert F. Morneau served as ordaining bishop and Bishop Emeritus Robert J. Banks concelebrated the liturgy.
Three of the newly ordained - Deacons Kevin DeCleene of De Pere, Timothy Downey of Appleton, and Michael Mervilde of De Pere - will serve their parish communities as permanent deacons.
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La Crosse Diocese faces parish restructuring
Pastoral plan would reduce number of parishes
from 165 to 75
Catholic Charities forms auxiliary
Goal includes raising awareness of church's social service agency
Organ repair is no pipe dream
Appleton parish awaits pipe organ restoration; recital set for June 4
Retired priest remembered for his compassion
Parishioners say Fr. Leroy Smet is 'down to earth,' with concern for all people
St. Norbert College president steps down
Hynes plans to return to teaching after year-long sabbatical
National forensics league to compete in Appleton
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Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
for May 25, 2008: Made one through the perfect offering
for June 1, 2008: More than just informative speech
Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
for May 25, 2008: Food for spiritual nourishment
for June 1, 2008: Matthew's Gospel issues warnings
Editorial -- Summer movies
Before taking in the latest blockbusters, go online to check out USCCB
Editorial -- Disappointing, Barbara
Walters' memoir reveals adulterous affair
Guest Column by Christina King -- Power of stardom has weaknesses
In charting a path to eternity, youth should not follow the stars
Foundations of Faith -- Sometimes with Christ's body; sometimes without
The cross of Christ has been depicted in many ways through the centuries
Saint of the Day -- This saint went to the dogs
Alpine saint gave name to mountain dog breed
Your Catholic Neighbor -- Active couple finds time for God
A 'Family of Distinction,' Wienkers have little time to rest on their laurels
The Compass in the Classroom -- The Body of Christ unites us all
(Due to space constraints, The Compass in the Classroom did not appear in the
print edition this week.)
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