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Advent hymn reveals creation of the universe, poetically naming its author

Nativity set from 1920s returns to Stockbridge parish

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From gangs to God, Vera’s faith now guides him

Two Rivers parish’s ‘Javaluia: Open Mic Night’ offers music and fellowship

Door County’s Christ Child Society gives helping hand to new moms

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Advent hymn reveals creation of the universe, poetically naming its author

Pat Wettstein, second  from left, volunteer choir director and former director of music and liturgy at Good Shepherd Parish in Chilton, is pictured with the Good Shepherd Choral Praise Choir as they perform  “Creator of the Stars of Night.” (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

Editor’s note: This is part two of a four-part series on hymns used in parishes at Advent. Four music ministers from parishes in the Diocese of Green … Read More

Nativity set from 1920s returns to Stockbridge parish

Baby Jesus is one of the restored Nativity figurines at St. Mary of the Seven Dolors Church in Stockbridge. (Brad Birkholz | For The Compass)

ALLOUEZ — A Nativty set that dates back to the 1920s has returned to its original home. The 20-piece set is now permanently displayed in a handcrafted … Read More

From gangs to God, Vera’s faith now guides him

Green Bay Catholic seeks life as Capuchin friar

Jose Vera, 33, a member of St. Philip Parish, recently entered the Capuchin postulancy program, the first stage on his journey to priesthood. Vera’s struggles as a teen included the abuse of drugs and alcohol. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

GREEN BAY — The emptiness that once led Jose Vera to destructive behavior is now filled by a sense of peace from God. Vera’s faith journey has … Read More

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Burnett, Downey take a stab at TV programming with ‘Light TV’

WASHINGTON — Mark Burnett and Roma Downey may have misfired with their remake of “Ben-Hur” — due out on video Dec. 13 in what one news release … Read More

Pope recognizes martyrdom of Oklahoma priest killed in Guatemala

Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, making him the first martyr born in the United States. Father Rother is pictured in an undated file photo. (CNS photo | Charlene Scott)

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has recognized the martyrdom of Father Stanley Rother of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, making him the first martyr born in the … Read More

Pope meets Martin Scorsese after director screens ‘Silence’ for Jesuits

Pope Francis meets U.S. film director Martin Scorsese during a Nov. 30 private audience at the Vatican. The meeting took place the morning after the screening of his film, "Silence," for about 300 Jesuits. (CNS photo | L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

VATICAN CITY — The morning after screening his film, “Silence,” for about 300 Jesuits, the U.S. director Martin Scorsese had a private audience with Pope Francis. During … Read More

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Local holiday book published

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

Quick! What were the names of the Three Wise Men? How long did it take for them to travel to Bethlehem? Where did they go after they … Read More

Former baseball standout’s journey to priesthood continues

Jeff Kurowski | The Compass

I came across a feature by a national baseball publication that listed its top-10 prospects to never appear in a Major League Baseball game. The list included … Read More

Praying the rosary with Scriptures

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

Over the past weekend, Oct.8 and 9, the Vatican celebrated Mary with prayers, Masses, a concert, a prayer vigil and a procession. The celebrations coincided with the … Read More