Planned Parenthood site in Appleton closes

Shrine of OLGH receives national designation

Catholics react to shrine’s national designation

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OLGH shrine gains accessible entrance to oratory


Catholics react to shrine’s national designation

Shrine-of-Our-Lady-of-Good-Help_logoweb2CHAMPION — After Bishop David Ricken announced the national designation of the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help on Aug. 15, pilgrims and local parishioners alike … Read More
Planned Parenthood site in Appleton closes

Prayers answered, says Bishop Ricken

Green Bay Bishop David Ricken, center, and Fr. Thomas Farrell, pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Appleton, lead an estimated 200 people in prayer outside of a Planned Parenthood facility in Grand Chute, Wis., on Aug. 22. The abortion facility announced in early October that it was suspending abortion services for six months. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

ALLOUEZ — Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is permanently closing its abortion facility in Appleton (town of Grand Chute). The facility had stopped performing abortions last fall, due … Read More

Appleton parish, Fox Valley Islamic Society seek to break barriers

JustFaith program concludes with interfaith peace event at Neenah Presbyterian church

NEENAH — Some of Appleton’s St. Bernard Parish members have taken Pope Francis’s words on working together to break down barriers very seriously. A group of five … Read More


Historic flooding in Louisiana has changed region forever, many say

A statue of Mary is seen partially submerged in flood water in Sorrento, La., Aug. 20. (CNS photo | Jonathan Bachman, Reuters)

BATON ROUGE, La. — Water lapped at the heels of Father Michael Galea, steady rain an arduous reminder of Mother Nature’s unfinished business. With a sadness in … Read More

Federal judge blocks directive on transgender access to school bathrooms

FORT WORTH, Texas — A U.S. District Court judge in Texas has temporarily blocked a directive by the Obama administration on transgender access to bathrooms in public … Read More

For John Paul I, being a bishop was central to papacy, cardinal says

Pope Paul VI and Cardinal Albino Luciani, the future Pope John Paul I, are pictured in Venice in 1972. (CNS photo | Giancarlo Giuliani, Catholic Press Photo)

VATICAN CITY — The life of Pope John Paul I is not a closed chapter in the history of the popes but a reminder of the church’s … Read More

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Vacation Bible School programs help children grow in faith

Jeff Kurowski | The Compass

GREEN BAY — Thanks to all the coordinators and volunteers who share their time and talents to make Vacation Bible School programs successful throughout the diocese. Kate … Read More

Remembering Rick Evans

Jeff Kurowski | The Compass

This week I took a moment to page through issues of The Compass from 1997. I searched for the first story I covered with photographer Rick Evans. … Read More

Pokémon preaching?

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

Remember Pokémon? In the late 1990s, little yellow Pikachu character seemed to be everywhere. Even I, who knew next to nothing about the original video games, had … Read More