Shepherd meets his flock during regional visits
Bishop Ricken stresses getting back to basics
of prayer, sacraments
|VISITING SENIORS: Bishop David L. Ricken shakes hands with Cecilia Van Asten during a visit to St. Paul Elder Services in Kaukauna Sept. 11. The visit with nursing home residents preceded an evening Mass celebrated at St. Pius X Church in Appleton, one of five regional Masses the bishop is celebrating in September. (Sam Lucero photo)
By Patricia Kasten
Compass Associate Editor
APPLETON -- "When you put God first, things fall into place."
That was the message Bishop David Ricken brought to Fox Valley Catholics during his Appleton regional Mass of Welcome at St. Pius X Parish on Sept. 11.
People from parishes from Oshkosh to Brillion to Greenville nearly filled the church - which holds more than 800 - for the Mass and stood in line for up to an hour afterwards to greet the bishop personally.
"We came because we thought we'd like to meet the new bishop," said Mary Timm of Brillion. "We were in the area, so we stayed extra late, hoping we could meet him." Full story ...
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Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
for September 21, 2008: Live God's intellectual history
Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
for September 21, 2008: Parable explores more than pay
Editorial -- Election flyer was not approved
Distributing political flyers at regional Mass without permission was wrong,
in bad taste
Faithful Citizenship -- Forming our conscience before casting votes
As Christians, we believe well-formed conscience is voice of God within us
Foundations of Faith -- How the parts flow in the two forms of Mass
Use of Scripture, prayers and reception of the Eucharist are most noticeable
differences -- after language
Saint of the Day -- Right, or wrong for good reason?
Soldiers had to choose life and paganism, or God
Your Catholic Neighbor -- Doing what God asks her to do
Arlene Anderson says her service is in response to God's call to assist
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