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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinMay 23, 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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• 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-- Speaker's ban from parish leaves questions: Was anti-torture activist subject to double standard when invitation withdrawn?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

photo of Bishops Robert Banks, left, and Robert Morneau with the newly ordained deacons, from left: Kevin DeCleene, Michael Mervilde, Timothy Downey, Timothy Brandt and Jason Blahnik
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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Other News

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

 • 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
    movie reviews

 • 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.)

 • 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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