Rwandan priest who survived genocide preaches forgiveness and mercy

Youth ministry event opens Hortonville teen’s eyes to service in church

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Youth ministry event opens Hortonville teen’s eyes to service in church

Bishop’s Appeal supports parish youth ministry, religious education activities

Derrick Diedrich, 17, a member of St. Mary Parish in Greenville, buttons up his cassock prior to serving at Mass Jan. 30. Diedrich, who teaches religious education at his parish, says a 2013 youth conference in St. Louis inspired him to get more involved in his faith. He is now discerning a vocation to the priesthood. The Bishop’s Appeal supports youth ministries that allow diocesan youth to learn more about their faith. (Steve Wideman | For The Compass)

GREENVILLE — Surrounded by 3,000 Catholic youths in the midst of a three-hour Eucharistic Adoration prayer event at the 2013 Steubenville Youth Conference in St. Louis, Mo., … Read More

Lent is time to seek mercy through reconciliation


GREEN BAY — During this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis is encouraging Catholics to seek mercy through the sacrament of reconciliation. On several occasions, Pope Francis … Read More

Rwandan priest who survived genocide preaches forgiveness and mercy

Fr. Ubald visits diocese to celebrate healing Masses at shrine

Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga, a priest from the Diocese of  Cyangugu in Rwanda, celebrated two healing Masses at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help last week. The priest, who survived his country’s genocide in 1994, speaks about forgiveness and reconciliation. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

CHAMPION — Since 1995, Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga has been preaching about forgiveness, mercy and reconciliation. The African priest speaks from the heart, having survived the 1994 genocide … Read More


Priest serving in Detroit says Blessed Teresa was his ‘spiritual sister’

Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, paving the way for her canonization this year. Mother Teresa is pictured holding a candle in this undated photo. (CNS)

DEARBORN, Mich. — Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, India, had a profound effect on just about everybody. Whether it was her healing touch, her ministry to the poorest … Read More

Bread for Our Brothers saves baked goods from landfill, gives to needy

ARLINGTON, Va. (CNS) — You hungrily scan the rows of plump bagels and cinnamon-and-sugar covered pastries at your favorite cafe, carefully selecting the perfect paring for your … Read More

From gangs to God: In Ciudad Juarez, youth express hopes for papal visit

Esteban Gabriel Alanis, 23, chats with teenagers during a first meeting for a newly formed youth ministry group where they delegated activities and responsibilities Jan. 31 at Corpus Christi Parish in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Alanis coordinates the youth outreach program. (CNS photo | David Maung)

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Esteban Alanis, 23, once ran with a local gang known as “Los Parqueros,” which would accost people for their cash and cellphones in … Read More

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Sweet on social media

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

Do you Facebook? Recently, I had heard that Facebook is for “old people” (at least middle-aged) and not the coolest thing on the block anymore when it … Read More

World Meeting of Families pilgrims hold reunion

Sam Lucero | The Compass

The World Meeting of Families pilgrimage, sponsored by The Compass in partnership with the Office of Family and Married Life, attracted more than 100 people to Philadelphia … Read More

Mass on campus: Enjoy the homily

Sam Lucero | The Compass

One of the perks of working for the church (more specifically, the Diocese of Green Bay) is the opportunity to attend daily Mass on the diocesan grounds. … Read More