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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinNovember 7, 2008 Issue 

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Compass pilgrimage to Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and Switzerland -- May 10-21, 2009 (click for details)

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Parish sponsors cabbage chucking

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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• Pilgrimage sites designated for observance of special Jubilee year of the Apostle, St. Paul (Pictorial)

• Women had more roles in Bible than we realize; Women of the Bible held various roles, including prophet

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- We need silence and socializing; Introverts, extroverts and the spiritual journey

• Charlie Martin -- What to do to grow in love; discussing the song "Spotlight" by Jennifer Hudson

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Can Methodist tribunal annul Catholic marriage? What we believe about sacrament of marriage

• Guest column by Stephen Kent -- What's essential for new administration?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Remembering Ireland's St. Lawrence O'Toole; 12th century saint regarded as one of Dublin's most important archbishops

• George Weigel -- New offering should satisfy history lovers' hunger; A Short World History of Christianity offers narrative of church's life

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The winner is ...

Forget McCain, Obama; St. Frances Cabrini School's election
is for the top saint

photo of fourth- and fifth-graders, dressed as St. Joan of Arc and St. Clare of Assisi, awaiting final tally in their school's Saints Election
GO SAINTS: Fourth grader Emily Albrecht, left, dressed as St. Joan of Arc, fourth grader Maren McGuire, St. Clare of Assisi, and fifth grader Julia Dudenas, Joan of Arc, wait for the final tally in their school's Saints Election, which pitted two great women saints -- Joan and Clare -- against each other. (Dick Meyer photo)

By Jaye Alderson
Compass Correspondent

OSHKOSH -- Obama? McCain? A third-party candidate? While the electoral process can be pretty daunting for adult voters to understand, students at St. Frances Cabrini School have been learning about it in a fun way.

A Saints Election was held Tuesday in conjunction with the U.S. presidential election, and the school's favorite saint was voted to be St. Joan of Arc. The electoral vote was 70 to 30.

But just like in the national election, the process began long before Election Day. Each year, Cabrini students study the lives of the saints around the time of All Saints Day. This year, the process took on an added dimension as the students combined their studies with an all-school exploration of the electoral process.   Full story ...

Other News

Just for Kids

Just for Kids
Annual Christmas essay contest

Wanted: photos of family Advent activities
(Oct. 31 issue)

 • Parishioners gain new appreciation for St. Paul
    Pilgrimage to St. Paul Church offers interesting
    anecdotes about famous saint

 • Vigil held before election
    Area Catholics gather at cathedral to pray
    for Holy Spirit's guidance

 • Program for veterans offered in DePere

 • Diocese announces changes in youth, young adult ministries
    Programs transition back to Department of Education

 • Hernandez appointed to Hispanic committee

 • Another state title for NDA

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 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for November 9, 2008: The house is more than the building

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for November 9, 2008: We are a sign of Christ in the world

 • Editorial -- Just for Kids
    Annual Compass Christmas essay contest seeks text message replies


 • Saint of the Day -- Young saint was devoted to Eucharist
    St. Stanislaus evaded family to join Jesuits

 • Your Catholic Neighbor -- Navy vet serves country, church
    Mader receives Veterans Affairs's Lifetime Achievement Award

 • 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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