Cookies, sombrero and a shoe shine: Even reporters give pope gifts

Newman Club offers fidelity message

Manitowoc care minister brings spirit, love of God to homebound

Bishop Banks blesses Gillett church’s new additions

Civic duties mesh with her faith | Your Catholic Neighbor: Rachel Westenberg


Newman Club offers fidelity message

UWGB group celebrates ‘True Love Week’ as counter to university group’s ‘Sex Week’

Franciscan Sr. Laura Zelten hands out a rose to UW-Green Bay students during the university’s “OrgSmorg” event in the student center Feb. 3. The Newman Catholic Student Community and Phoenix Students for Life collaborated on the project, which was part of “True Love Week.” Sr. Laura is director of Catholic campus ministry at UWGB. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

GREEN BAY — True love, it’s what every person entering into the sacrament of marriage yearns to realize. At the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the Newman Catholic … Read More

Manitowoc care minister brings spirit, love of God to homebound

Bishop’s Appeal funds training of parish care ministry coordinators

Kathy Leist, left, visits with Elaine at an assisted living home in Manitowoc as part of her service as a care minister. Kathy and Elaine have been matched for 14 years and both are members of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Manitowoc. (Benjamin Wideman | For The Compass)

MANITOWOC — Kathy Leist wasn’t actively seeking to be a care minister. Quite the opposite, in fact. “Sr. Connie Wavrunek (of the Sisters of St. Francis of the … Read More

Annulment process faster, not easier, says judicial vicar

New procedural norms issued by pope took effect at opening of Jubilee Year of Mercy

ALLOUEZ — When Pope Francis issued new procedural norms for annulments in his document entitled Mitis ludex Dominus lejus (“The Gentle Judge, The Lord Jesus”), he did … Read More


‘Risen’ helps revive the biblical epic

Joseph Fiennes stars in a scene from the movie "Risen." Fiennes said his new project seeks to illustrate the story of Christ's death and resurrection from a unique perspective. (CNS photo | Columbia)

NEW YORK — For more than 40 years, the biblical epic was a recognized — and reliably popular — Hollywood genre. Conveniently, if not with precision, its … Read More

Cookies, sombrero and a shoe shine: Even reporters give pope gifts

Pope Francis tries on a sombrero while meeting journalists aboard his flight to Havana Feb. 12. Traveling to Mexico for a six-day visit, the pope is stopping briefly in Cuba to meet with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill of Moscow at the Havana airport. (CNS photo | Paul Haring)

ABOARD THE PAPAL FLIGHT TO HAVANA — Making his 12th trip abroad, Pope Francis was accustomed to collecting interview requests, notes and gifts from the journalists who … Read More

Pope pushes ‘door of mercy’ wider, sends missionaries to local parishes

Priests who are Missionaries of Mercy for the Holy Year attend Pope Francis' celebration of Ash Wednesday Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Feb. 10. (CNS photo | Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY — After opening holy doors in Rome to begin the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has now pushed those passageways even wider by sending forth … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

Sweet on social media

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

Do you Facebook? Recently, I had heard that Facebook is for “old people” (at least middle-aged) and not the coolest thing on the block anymore when it … Read More

World Meeting of Families pilgrims hold reunion

Sam Lucero | The Compass

The World Meeting of Families pilgrimage, sponsored by The Compass in partnership with the Office of Family and Married Life, attracted more than 100 people to Philadelphia … Read More

Mass on campus: Enjoy the homily

Sam Lucero | The Compass

One of the perks of working for the church (more specifically, the Diocese of Green Bay) is the opportunity to attend daily Mass on the diocesan grounds. … Read More