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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinAugust 29, 2008 Issue 


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Photo slideshow with audio:
Bishop Ricken appointed
to Green Bay


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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

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

• Election year prayer request; U.S. bishops urge faithful to pray novena before November election

• Modern slavery: high stakes in world economy; As U.S. Labor Day nears, human trafficking grows

• ICE agents struggle with conscience; Rhode Island bishop, priests work to stop ICE raids

• Issues flair as conventions begin; Democrats' interfaith gathering disrupted by anti-abortion protests

• Biden on Obama ticket; a Catholic with mixed record on church issues

• 'Smiling pope' connected with everyday Catholics

• Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl --
Marks of the church: Unity; The church is one in its source, its founder and in its worship

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- How can we regain heart we had in childhood? Jesus wants us to realize that we're not as self-reliant as we think

• Charlie Martin -- Seven things that call for serious timeout; discussing Miley Cyrus song "Seven Things"

• Fr. John Dietzen -- About penance, 'last rites'; Ember days were four sets of days combining penance and joy

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- In what sense are our modern bishops linked to the Twelve Apostles?

• George Weigel -- Serious Catholicism for a serious election year; Denver's archbishop publishes book about Catholic life and politics

plus ...

• History of the Diocese of Green Bay, pages 1B-24B

(part of coverage of the installation of Bishop David L. Ricken as 12th Bishop of Green Bay)


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NOTE: There will be no Compass issue published on September 5, 2008. The next issue will be September 12, 2008.


New since the print edition ...
photo of Bishop David L. Ricken elevating a monstrance holding the Blessed Sacrament at the conclusion of a vespers service at St. John the Baptist Church in Howard, Wis., Aug. 27, 2008
BLESSED SACRAMENT: Bishop David L. Ricken elevates a monstrance holding the Blessed Sacrament at the conclusion of a vespers service at St. John the Baptist Church in Howard, Wis., Aug. 27.   More ... (Sam Lucero photo)

-- Posted: 8/29/2008, 6:02 p.m. Central Time

Bishop delivers
message of hope
at prayer service

By Jeff Kurowski
Compass Assistant Editor

HOWARD -- Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament, song and the first homily by Bishop David Ricken in the Church of Green Bay highlighted Solemn Vespers, Wednesday, Aug. 27, at St. John the Baptist Church.

More than 800 faithful gathered for the service on the eve of Bishop Ricken's installation as the diocese's 12th bishop.

"It was really a celebration of the church gathered in evening prayer with the Lord present," said Bishop Ricken. "That was a great joy to me and the singing was beautiful. The whole thing was beautiful. I hope they take with them one or two words from the homily about hope, about being a participant in hope."   Full story ...


-- Posted: 8/29/2008, 6:02 p.m. Central Time

Bishop Ricken installation offers blend
of traditional ceremony, country music

Bishop outlines plan to help others to 'know, to love and to serve God' through the ministry of the diocese

photo of newly installed Green Bay Bishop David L. Ricken waving to well-wishers at the conclusion of his installation Mass Aug. 28, 2008, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral
ALL SMILES: Newly installed Green Bay Bishop David L. Ricken waves to well-wishers at the conclusion of his installation Mass Aug. 28 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. The former bishop of Cheyenne, Wyo., Bishop Ricken is 12th bishop of Green Bay. (Sam Lucero photo)

By Patricia Kasten
Compass Associate Editor

GREEN BAY -- In a ceremony steeped in tradition, full of the sights and sounds that mark the Catholic Church - along with a touch of country western music and a nod to Titletown's football heritage - Bishop David L. Ricken became the 12th Bishop of Green Bay on Aug. 28 in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral.

"With faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ, and with the love of God in my heart, I do accept the pastoral care of the people of God in the Diocese of Green Bay," the bishop said after the letter of apostolic appointment from Pope Benedict XVI was read by Archbishop Pietro Sambi, apostolic nuncio.   Full story and additional photo ...


Other News

Special Section:
image of special section cover: Bishop David L. Ricken -- Twelfth Bishop of Green Bay
Bishop David L. Ricken
-- Twelfth Bishop of Green Bay

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

 • Regional Masses will be held at five locations around the diocese

 • Tour of Iraq helps medical doctor count his blessings
    Domashevsky says year of service in combat zone
    offered spiritual insights

 • Diocese helps mission expand school
    Enrollment rise requires Dominican Republic school
    to add classrooms

 • Deacon calls D.R. visit 'a life changing experience'
    Green Bay visitors help build chapel in community
    served by Fr. Mike Seis
    Sidebar: Support the missions

 • Bay Settlement Sisters have new member
    Jean Peerenboom joins Sisters of St. Francis
    of the Holy Cross

 • Neopit church marks 50th anniversary

 • 2008-09 Fall/Winter/Spring Mass Schedules


photo of a fireworks display held as part of back-to-school activities on the campus of St. Norbert College in De Pere left arrow FIREWORKS ALONG THE FOX: An evening fireworks display last Sunday, Aug. 24, marked the culmination of back to school activities on the campus of St. Norbert College in De Pere. Most public and parochial schools will welcome back students following the Labor Day holiday. (Rick Evans photo)

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Columns

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for August 31, 2008: Find peace from stresses and strains
    for September 7, 2008: We must confront the evil around us

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for August 31, 2008: 'Showing' reveals the paschal mystery
    for September 7, 2008: Gospel focuses on church discipline

 • Editorial -- An open letter to Bishop Ricken

 • Guest Column by Br. Steve Herro -- Labor Day and Catholic social teaching
    Take time to reflect on ethics of work and what the church teaches about labor


Features

 • Foundations of Faith -- Rosary: Reminding us of the promise of life
    The glorious mysteries reflect on the glories of salvation, and what awaits
    us in Christ

 • Saint of the Day -- French saint was missionary monk
    Bertin didn't leave France, but brought many to Christ

 • Your Catholic Neighbor -- Weber gives back to community
    Retired Spanish teacher now uses language skills to help immigrants

 • 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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