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


Pope establishes new office for promoting integral human development

Pope Francis kisses a sick child during his general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican Aug. 17. (CNS photo | Max Rossi, Reuters)

VATICAN CITY — To promote Catholic social teaching and ensure appropriate assistance to vulnerable people — especially victims of war, refugees and the sick — Pope Francis … Read More

Catholic university says Mexican president met graduation requirements

Pope Francis talks with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto during visit to Mexico City in early February. A Catholic university said Pena Nieto met the requirements for graduation with a law degree, while acknowledging parts of his 1991 thesis were plagiarized. (CNS photo | Paul Haring)

MEXICO CITY — A Catholic university said the president of Mexico met the requirements for graduation with a law degree, while acknowledging parts of his 1991 thesis … Read More

Murdered nuns recalled for their generosity, service in Mississippi

Sister Margaret Held, 68, a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis in Milwaukee, and Sister Paula Merrill, 68, a member of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth in Kentucky, are pictured in undated photos. The two women religious were found stabbed to death Aug. 25 in their Durant, Mississippi, home, police said. (CNS photo | School Sisters of St. Francis and Sisters of Charity of Nazareth)

JACKSON, Miss. — The deaths of Sister Margaret Held and Sister Paula Merrill demand justice, but not revenge, Franciscan Father Greg Plata said during a memorial Mass … Read More

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Mass in the woods

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

You only have a few more weekends left. If you would like to attend Mass at a classic “garage chapel,” the Chapel in the Woods near Caldron … Read More

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