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Wild Rose parishioner, 80, joins college students at Oshkosh Polar Plunge

Hebert, along with son and granddaughter, join Newman Center group at fundraiser

Art Hebert, 80, a member of Sacred Heart Parish in Poy Sippi, joined the UW-Oshkosh Titan Catholics for the Polar Plunge Feb. 21. He was joined by his son Douglas, far right, and granddaughter, Shantay, middle left. Also pictured are Leah Johnson, left, a member of Sacred Heart Parish, and Shantay’s boyfriend, Bobby Kutz. (Submitted Photo | For The Compass)

OSHKOSH — Cross another item off that bucket list. When Art Hebert, 80, of Wild Rose heard Fr. Jason Blahnik talk about his plans to take part … Read More

Despite drastic change in climate, Ugandan sister enjoying Manitowoc

Sr. Maddy enters Silver Lake College to earn teaching degree

Sr. Maddy Takyala, 25, is studying for an education degree at Silver Lake College in Manitowoc. She arrived from Uganda in January. (Courtesy of Silver Lake College)

MANITOWOC — The first thing Sr. Maddy Takyala of Uganda wanted to do when her plane landed in Milwaukee earlier this winter was to touch the snow. … Read More

Manitowoc mothers form ‘Well-Read Mom’ Catholic book club

Well-Read Mom Book Club logo.

MANITOWOC — Jeanine Hensel wanted to join a book club. “But all the ones I found didn’t strike my interest,” the Two Rivers woman said. “I wanted … Read More

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Ignoring, abandoning the elderly is a sin, pope says

Pope Francis greets a disabled person during his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 4. (CNS photo | Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY — Seeing the elderly only as a burden “is ugly. It’s a sin,” Pope Francis said at his weekly general audience. “We must reawaken our … Read More

Hundreds honor memory of Father Hesburgh, celebrate a life well lived

Students wait in line March 3 outside the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame to pay their respects at a visitation for Holy Cross Father Theodore Hesburgh, former Notre Dame president. Father Hesburgh died Feb. 26 at age 97 in the Holy Cross House adjacent to the university in Indiana. (CNS photo | Barbara Johnston, University of Notre Dame)

NOTRE DAME, Ind. — Ryan Leahy of Chicago walked up to an employee on the snow-covered campus of the University of Notre Dame March 3 and asked … Read More

CRS rejects groups’ assertions it supplied birth control in Kenya

Catholic Relief Services.

WASHINGTON — Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. bishops’ overseas relief and development agency, called assertions that it had supplied birth control in Kenya “misleading, exaggerated and untrue.” … Read More

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Students deliver gifts to children of incarcerated

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Seniors at St. Lawrence Seminary High School prepare to deliver Christmas gifts to children in the name of parents who are in prison. (Submitted photo)

On the outskirts of the Diocese of Green Bay sits the village of Mount Calvary, home of St. Lawrence Seminary High School. Located about 20 miles east … Read More

Bishop Ricken is feeling holy

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With all of the commercialized distractions that accompany the season of Advent, what’s a Catholic to do to stay focused? Bishop David Ricken, a somewhat accomplished singer … Read More

Pope Francis and religious journalism

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John Allen, Vatican correspondent for The Boston Globe, right, is pictured with Greg Erlandson, president and publisher of Our Sunday Visitor, at a Catholic Press Association convention. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

The Francis Effect is real and religious journalism owes Pope Francis a holy high five. Since his election March 13, 2013, the Catholic Church has been garnering … Read More