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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJuly 18, 2008 Issue 

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Bishop Zubik farewell Mass

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Photo slideshow:
Bishop Zubik's time in Green Bay

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• Voters support marriage; Poll shows the voters may back marriage candidate for president in November

• Bishops reconsider liturgy translation

• Hawaii to get its first saint; Pope recognizes miracles attributed to missionary in Hawaii, St. Therese's parents

• Report: Lennon wanted to use the Beatles to bring people to Christ; Lennon called himself 'one of Christ's biggest fans'

• World Youth Day kicks off in Sydney; In sea of pilgrims, dozens arrive from mainland China

• Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl --
The Holy Spirit's presence; It is the Spirit that gives life, power to church

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Trying to explain the unpredictable; Science tells us universe isn't simple - and neither are we

• Charlie Martin -- How to spend your free time; You can make a positive impact by volunteering

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Was I once a tree? Why we don't believe in reincarnation

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Remembering Pope Pius XII's encyclical; 'Mystical Body of Christ' was landmark document of the 20th century

• George Weigel -- Cardinal Gantin's role in Pope Benedict's election; Stepping down as College of Cardinals dean put spotlight on Cardinal Ratzinger

plus ...
Priests' Jubilee 2008

Special section of July 18 print issue with feature stories about all 15 priests observing jubilees this year:

• Fr. Francis Geigel, 70 years

• Msgr. Alfred Schneider, 70 years

• Fr. James Jacobs, 65 years

• Bishop Mark Schmitt, 60 years

• Fr. Edward Nowakowski, 60 years

• Fr. Paul Schumacher, 60 years

• Fr. Harold Berryman, 50 years

• Fr. Donald Burkart, 50 years

• Msgr. James Feely, 50 years

• Fr. Richard Mauthe, 50 years

• Fr. Ralph Merkatoris, 50 years

• Fr. Robert Vandenberg, 50 years

• Fr. Jusitn Werner, 50 years

• Fr. Bill Swichtenberg, 25 years

• Fr. Philip Dinh-Van-Thiep, 25 years

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NOTE: There will be no Compass issue published on July 25, 2008. The next issue will be August 1, 2008.

Church officials praise selection
of new bishop

photo of Bishop David Ricken smiling during his introduction as Green Bay's new bishop on July 9
ALL SMILES: Bishop David Ricken smiles during his introduction as Green Bay's new bishop July 9. (Sam Lucero photo)

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

GREEN BAY -- The July 9 appointment of Bishop David Ricken as the 12th bishop of the Green Bay Diocese drew praise from church leaders, both those who know him well and casual acquaintances.

"There is no guile about him," said Archbishop Timothy Dolan, apostolic administrator for the diocese. "He is one of the most genuine men I have ever met. He speaks from the heart. There is no hidden agenda. You will come to know and love him."   Full story ...

Sidebar: Advice for the Bishop

Related coverage:

Bishop Ricken appointed to Green Bay
    Cheyenne prelate becomes 12th bishop of Green Bay; installation scheduled
    for Aug. 28

• Biography -- The Most Reverend David Laurin Ricken

• Editorial -- Bishop Ricken: A visionary man
    Green Bay's new bishop known for vision of church, ability to put vision
    into action

New since the print edition article posted July 9, 2008:
Bp. David L. Ricken is named the 12th Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay

Other News

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

 • Charlestown Catholics plan reunion for closed parish
    Former St. Martin Parish members to gather Aug. 3
    at former church site

 • Deacon approached his work as 'street ministry'
    Manitowoc's Deacon Andrastek dies July 1

 • Friends remember Deacon Coenen as servant
    Two Rivers deacon dies July 6 at age 76

 • A New Genesis celebrates 25 years
    Catholic Foundation begins endowment fund to support community

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for July 20, 2008: God's Kingdom is not future reality
    for July 27, 2008: A discerning heart is necessary

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for July 20, 2008: God's justice will eventually triumph
    for July 27, 2008: A great deal that will cost everything

 • Editorial -- Bishop Ricken: A visionary man
    Green Bay's new bishop known for vision of church, ability to put vision
    into action


 • Foundations of Faith -- God gives us grace to grow our spiritual gardens
    The fruits of the Spirit counter things we often stumble over in life

 • Saint of the Day -- This martyr was not easy to kill
    Panteleon was a healer, and stayed so after his death

 • Your Catholic Neighbor -- A faith nourished by justice
    Ebenhoe says her faith has been enriched by JustFaith Ministries

 • 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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