Seminarian Valentyn ordained to diaconate at St. Peter’s Basilica

Antigo Catholics say Philly pilgrimage was ‘life changing’

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It took her decades to pray daily rosary

Health issues led Mary Hyska to begin St. Agnes Chapter of Holy Rosary Society

A painting of “Our Lady of the Rosary” by Vi McAllister is displayed in the narthex at St. Agnes Church in Green Bay. McAllister created the portrait for the Rosary Altar Society of St. Agnes Parish, and presented it to the group in November 2013, a month after the society’s first meeting. Last year, the Rosary Altar Society became the Holy Rosary Society, St. Agnes Chapter, a local chapter of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary.  (Jeff Kurowski | The Compass)GREEN BAY — Mary Hyska describes herself as a shy, introverted person, but it doesn’t stop her from asking, “Do you pray the rosary?” in a direct … Read More
Antigo Catholics say Philly pilgrimage was ‘life changing’

Group returns home from Philadelphia with renewed faith

Eight Catholics from Antigo were part of the Green Bay Diocese’s pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia last month. Pictured with Bishop David Ricken at Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, Penn., are, from back row left: Fr. Charles Hoffmann, Laurel and Tom Bradley, Brad and Lynne Henricks; front row, Srs. Dolores Demulling, Adele Demulling and Jean Bricco. The pilgrimage was sponsored by The Compass. (Submitted Photo | Special To The Compass)

Antigo — It started, for some, as an admittedly selfish desire to see a rock star pope, to be able to brag that “I was there” when … Read More

Seminarian Valentyn ordained to diaconate at St. Peter’s Basilica

Deacon Valentyn awaits ordination to priesthood next summer

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York ordains seminarian Scott Valentyn of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., as a transitional deacon during the ordination of new deacons from the Pontifical North American College in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Oct. 1. (CNS Photo | Paul Haring)

ALLOUEZ — Scott Valentyn, a seminarian for the Diocese of Green Bay, was ordained a deacon by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, on Oct. 1 … Read More


Archbishop Cupich urges Illinois, nation to back gun control measures

Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago arrives for the opening session of the Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 5. (CNS photo | Paul Haring)

CHICAGO — Archbishop Blase J. Cupich of Chicago, saying it is time to “take meaningful and swift action to address violence in our society,” called for stricter … Read More

For professor, it’s time to talk about being gay and a faithful Catholic

Ron Belgau and his mother, Beverley Belgau, speak at the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia Sept. 24. Belgau and his mother described what it was like for them dealing with Ron's same-sex attraction. (CNS photo | Madi Alexander, Religion News Service)

PHILADELPHIA — Delegates to the recent World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia packed a breakout session at the Pennsylvania Convention Center to hear Ron Belgau talk about … Read More

Hebrew-speaking Catholic community flourishes in Jerusalem

Jesuit Fr. David Neuhaus, patriarchal vicar for the St. James Vicariate for Hebrew speaking Catholics in Israel, lights a baptismal candle during a baptism ceremony at Mass for the Hebrew-speaking Catholics in Israel. The Mass occurred on the Jewish feast of Tabernacles in 2014 at the Church of Our Lady Ark of the Covenant in Kiryat Yearim. (CNS photo | courtesy

JERUSALEM — A smiling priest takes the tiny hand of the child tugging at his vestments, even before he leaves the altar, and together they jubilantly process … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

A day at camp

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

Even editors go to camp. On Aug. 29, the diocesan Living Justice department hosted a Gathering for Families at Camp Tekakwitha on Loon Lake in Shawano County. … Read More

Speaker forums to open new seasons

Jeff Kurowski | The Compass

Two longstanding speaker series return again this fall. The Fr. Bill Zimmer Forum is offered the second Tuesday of each month at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc. … Read More

What religious medal do you carry?

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

“You do know there’s more than just one medal like that, don’t you?” The question came from a fellow parish member after my article on the St. … Read More