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 Official Newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay, WisconsinJanuary 30, 2009 Issue 

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

Compass photo slideshows
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Ordination of Jason Blahnik

Music for Tots Program

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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• Pope lifts excommunications; Traditionalist bishops ordained against papal orders received back into Catholic Church

• Pictorial from diocesan Catholic Schools Week Mass

• Fr. Ron Rolheiser -- Why do we hate to show weakness? Always being cool and composed can be a sign of immaturity

• Charlie Martin -- Slow down from a crush to build up friendships; Discussing the song "Crush" by David Archuleta

• Fr. John Dietzen -- Gospels aren't about curiosities; What happened to Jesus as a young man?

• Fr. Richard McBrien -- Times' readers react to foreign priests story; Most Catholics believe relying on foreign priests is only stopgap measure

• George Weigel -- Remembering the late Cardinal Avery Dulles; A theologian and friend both scholarly and humorous, he will be missed

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Respect for Life Mass

Bishop Ricken lists challenges
and hopes

Calls fight against abortion 'spiritual battle'

photo of Bishop David Ricken delivering his homily at the annual Respect for Life Mass Jan. 23 at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Green Bay
BISHOP DAVID RICKEN delivers his homily at the annual Respect for Life Mass Jan. 23 at Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Green Bay. (Sam Lucero photo)

By Sam Lucero
Compass Staff

GREEN BAY -- During his homily at the annual Respect for Life Mass Jan. 23 at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, Bishop David Ricken described what he sees as the challenges and hopes of the pro-life movement. He also encouraged people of faith to increase their efforts to end abortion.

In perhaps his most passionate address since becoming bishop of Green Bay last August, Bishop Ricken chastised abortion promoters for using "clever euphemisms and skilled artistry of persuasion" in their campaign to make abortion morally acceptable. His homily brought the crowd, estimated at about 500, to its feet for a 30-second standing ovation.

Bishop Ricken pointed to this year's March for Life in Washington, D.C., as a sign of hope for the pro-life movement. He said three Masses were celebrated simultaneously to accommodate the large crowd of people from around the country.   Full story ...

Other News

 • Area Catholics attend March for Life
    G.B. Diocese is well represented at rally

 • Compass to unveil new design next week

 • Immigration laws need reform
    Hundreds turn out to support reform of immigration laws

 • Bishop celebrates 'Year of St. Paul' Mass Jan. 25
    Conversion of St. Paul serves as example for us today, says bishop

 • Franciscan priest dies; served in Green Bay Diocese

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 • Bishop's Corner by Bishop David Ricken --
    Compass to discontinue Fr. McBrien column

 • Reflection on the Readings by Fr. Mark Vander Steeg --
    for February 1, 2009: With the voice of God we speak

 • Living Rite by Mary Johnston --
    for February 1, 2009: Candles remind us of God's care

 • Editorial -- Proclaiming ourselves Catholic

 • Editorial -- Madison rally to protest plan allowing abortions


 • Foundations of Faith -- Not just red anymore: the colors of martyrdom
    Red, white, green and blue signify the lives certain saints lived

 • Pilgrimage 2009 -- Compass tour: Cologne Cathedral

 • Your Catholic Neighbor -- Her faith and family intertwine
    Krohn tries to instill sense of service in Catholic school students

 • Calendar of events

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