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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinOctober 10, 2008 Issue 

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Parish sponsors cabbage chucking

Catholics hold immigration pilgrimage

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• Standing up for life; As elections draw near, bishops urge Catholics to study candidates' views
on life issues

• Synod on the Bible begins; Bishops from around world stress Bible-related priorities

• Children gather with Eucharist; Worldwide Children's Eucharistic Holy Hour draws 2,500 participants

• Economy may spur voter turnout

• Life protest brought to High Court opening; Coalition gathers at U.S. Supreme Court for Pro-Life
Memorial Day

• Consulate visit spurs protests; Mexican consul helps people with ID cards; others oppose visit

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Struggling with our inadequacies

• Charlie Martin -- Conflicts in relationships: Handling them is hardest part of loving another

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Size of U.S. Catholicism can sometimes confuse even Rome; Was the U.S. bishops' conference suppressed?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Remembering election of Pope John Paul II

• George Weigel -- Campaign 2008: Nominating Supreme Court justices

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Gathering celebrates the 'power of life'

photo of Rob Evans, a Catholic entertainer who is known as the 'Donut Man,' sharing the stage with a 4-year-old boy
DONUT MAN: Rob Evans, a Catholic entertainer who is known as the "Donut Man" and shares Bible stories with children, was one of the guest speakers at the Power of Life gathering Oct. 4 in Appleton. He is pictured sharing the stage with 4-year-old David Gelhar. (Sam Lucero photo)

By Sam Lucero
Compass Staff

APPLETON -- On the eve of Respect Life Sunday, the first-ever Power of Life conference brought people of all ages to Xavier High School Oct. 4 to celebrate life.

The day-long gathering included informative and entertaining presentations on various topics relating to the dignity of life. Other speakers discussed church practices and defending the faith, as well as living a chaste life.

About 500 people attended the Power of Life gathering, including many young families. The conference schedule divided presentations by age levels, with adult programs in the morning, family events from mid-morning to mid-afternoon, and youth presentations in the afternoon. Following a 4:30 p.m. Mass, young adult activities were held from 6:30-10 p.m.

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Other News

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

 • St. John homeless shelter prepares for another year
    Sidebar: Shelter support

 • Center honors legacy of Sr. Mary Jo Kirt

 • Priest to lead eucharistic procession
    Event in Appleton will begin at church, end at abortion clinic

 • Local group aids hurricane-ravaged Haitians
    Sidebar: How to help

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for October 12, 2008: St. Paul's big secret guides our lives

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for October 12, 2008: But what about the bride's identity?

 • Editorial -- Canada's conundrum
    Awarding Order of Canada medal to abortion doctor diminishes its importance

 • Faithful Citizenship -- Faithful citizenship: Family life and participation


 • Foundations of Faith -- Set in stone, or beneath wings of golden doves
    Where the Blessed Sacrament has been kept over the centuries

 • Saint of the Day -- A simple shepherd became advisor to authorities
    Seraphin accepted ridicule about his simple nature

 • Your Catholic Neighbor -- He makes parochial school education an affordable option
    Ogan creates 'All God's Children' fund to assist families with tuition

 • Calendar of events

Faithful Citizenship
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 Novena for Faithful Citizenship:

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 Faithful Citizenship articles:
  • Faithful citizenship: Family life and participation (Oct. 10 issue)
  • Discerning candidates' commitment to all human life (Oct. 3 issue)
  • Exercising prudential judgment in political matters (Sept. 26 issue)
  • Forming our conscience before casting votes (Sept. 19 issue)
  • Guidelines for involvement in electoral politics (Sept. 12 issue)

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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