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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinNovember 21, 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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Retreat for adults with disabilities

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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• Bishops cite abortion deregulation fears; Postelection statement issued at close of annual fall USCCB meeting

• Backlog of 'ad limina' visits; Bishops' five-year visits to Vatican no longer a reality due to backlog

• Parishes offer support
for unemployed

• Priest faces excommunication; Fr. Bourgeois won't recant his support for women priests despite warning

• Catholic bishops defend Mormons' role in Proposition 8 ballot

• 2008 December Advent Family Calendar

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Ad usam: Everything comes to us as a gift from God

• Charlie Martin -- A reminder to give thanks; Go out of your way and say thanks to someone

• Fr. John Dietzen -- So how many days off of purgatory do I get for this prayer? Current Catholic teaching on indulgences

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Catholics and the 2008 presidential election

• George Weigel -- Challenges ahead in promoting culture of life

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Holiday stores open in Green Bay, Appleton; funds benefit ongoing SVDP programs

photo of Alla Yatsenko, manager of the St. Vincent De Paul Christmas Store on Green Bay's west side, putting ribbon on top of an artificial tree
TREE DECORATION: Alla Yatsenko, manager of the St. Vincent De Paul Christmas Store on Green Bay's west side, puts a ribbon on top of an artificial tree. The store, which sells Christmas gift items, is open until Jan. 15. A similar store opened at Appleton's Northland Mall on Oct. 20. (Rick Evans photo)

By Joanne Flemming
Compass Correspondent

APPLETON -- Thanks to the St. Vincent de Paul Christmas stores in Appleton and Green Bay, individuals and families will not only experience Christmas joy throughout the 2008 holiday season but well into 2009.

While both businesses offer festive new and previously owned dress and merchandise sure to please all income levels, the money raised through these sales will benefit ongoing St. Vincent de Paul programs.   Full story ...

Other News

Just for Kids

Just for Kids
Annual Christmas essay contest (Nov. 7 issue)

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

 • Ugandan priest describes country's water shortage
    Fr. Matabaalo visits Oneida, says water projects,
    AIDS education are top priorities
    Sidebar: How to help

 • Student invites bike buddy to his school
    Stark gives Packers' Collins rides during training
    camp; welcomes him to Darboy


 • A Thanksgiving Letter from Bishop Ricken

 • Guest Column by Jean Schleis --
    A Thanksgiving tribute to priests serving our parishes

 • Thanksgiving Interfaith prayer service is Nov. 25 (Nov. 14 issue)
    Bishop Ricken to attend service, deliver reflection

 • Free Thanksgiving meals offered around diocese (Nov. 14 issue)

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 • A Thanksgiving Letter from Bishop Ricken

 • Reflection on the Readings by Auxiliary Bishop Morneau --
    for November 23, 2008: Jesus the shepherd and philosopher

 • Explaining the Scripture by Fr. Michael Stubbs --
    for November 23, 2008: Who are the 'least brothers of mine'?

 • Editorial -- U.S. bishops put faithful on notice
    Church efforts to affirm value of life will be intensified in coming years

 • Guest Column by Jean Schleis --
    A Thanksgiving tribute to priests serving our parishes


 • Foundations of Faith -- Should we be getting ready for The Rapture?
    Catholic teaching differs from literal interpretations of end time Scriptures

 • Prepare the way of the Lord (Advent)
    The Compass presents family Advent tips
    Sidebar: Send us your Advent preparation photos

 • Saint of the Day -- Building the church, from stones and from leadership
    Known by many names, St. Trudo has had an influence for 1,400 years

 • Your Catholic Neighbor -- Woman's Club has pair of aces
    As co-presidents of Green Bay Woman's Club, twins give twice the effort

 • 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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