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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinSeptember 12, 2008 Issue 


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Catholics hold immigration pilgrimage

Mass of Installation -- Bishop David Ricken

Bishop Ricken appointed
to Green Bay

Bishop Zubik farewell Mass

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Bishop Zubik's time in Green Bay


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• Diocese opens doors, arms to new bishop; Pictorial from the installation of Bishop David L. Ricken

• Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl --
Holiness exists in the church; In this holiness, church moves forward

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Sobriety is about honesty; Recovering addicts know sobriety rests on being honest

• Charlie Martin -- Dream, but delight in present; Discussing the song "Time of My Life" by American Idol winner David Cook

• Fr. John Dietzen -- 'Unblessing' a parish church building that has been closed; How to take a blessed object out of service

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Green Bay welcomes new bishop

Bishop Ricken wins hearts of Catholic faithful with homily's
country western, Midwestern references

photo of newly installed Green Bay Bishop David L. Ricken waving to well-wishers at the conclusion of his installation Mass on Aug. 28, 2008, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral
GREETINGS, GREEN BAY: 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. (Photo by Sam Lucero)

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 ...

Other News

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

 • Hundreds turn out for walk in support of immigrants
    (includes slideshow with audio)

 • Priest of the people retires
    Parishioners give high praise to Fr. Birdsall's dedication, service
    Sidebar: Spotlight on Fr. Anthony Birdsall

 • St. Norbert president sets goals for '08, '09
    Fund-raising, alumni relations among Kunkel's priorities for school year

 • Bishop Morneau discusses political responsibility

 • Oshkosh Catholics still abuzz about flood-defying crucifix

 • Bishop Ricken leads vespers service
    In his first homily, bishop offers message of hope, challenges faithful


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Columns

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for September 14, 2008: The cross is our symbol of salvation

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for September 14, 2008: Jesus is 'lifted up' in multiple ways

 • Editorial -- Election time
    Series on electoral politics seeks to help Catholics understand church role
    in politics

 • Editorial -- Synod on the Bible

 • Faithful Citizenship -- Guidelines for involvement in electoral politics
    'The church's involvement in public life does not extend to endorsing candidates
    for election to public office'


Features

 • Foundations of Faith -- The Mass before Vatican II, and the Mass after
    Besides language, what differs between the two forms of the Mass?

 • Saint of the Day -- Lima friar advised rich, poor
    John Macias started his life working as a shepherd

 • 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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