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Bishop leads prayer service at Planned Parenthood clinic

Women offer discussion group for other women survivors of child sexual abuse

Facebook pulls Compass story due to ‘abusive content’

Sturgeon Bay parish set to mark 150th anniversary

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Bishop leads prayer service at Planned Parenthood clinic

Service in Grand Chute part of national initiative to defund Planned Parenthood

Bishop David Ricken leads a prayerful protest outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute Aug. 22. The protest was part of a national initiative to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortion services.  (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

APPLETON/GRAND CHUTE — Bishop David Ricken joined more than 200 people outside of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute Aug. 22 to pray for an end … Read More

Women offer discussion group for other women survivors of child sexual abuse

Two say their goal is to help heal spiritual wounds from abuse

Two women from the Fox Valley are leading a seven-week discussion group for women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. During the sessions, the group will discuss the book, “My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of Saints.” (Amanda Lauer | For The Compass)APPLETON — While the statistics are difficult to measure since so many incidents of sexual abuse are unreported, studies by the Crimes Against Children Research Center show … Read More
Sturgeon Bay parish set to mark 150th anniversary

Fr. Robert Stegmann, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Sturgeon Bay, stands outside of the church. The parish will celebrate 150 years on Saturday, Sept. 5. (Monica Sawyn | For The Compass)

STURGEON BAY — The three huge bells, hanging high overhead, have long been silent. A smaller bell on display in the church yard no longer rings. But … Read More

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Brand new ballgame: 72 men start lives as seminarians in Rome

Andrew Auer, 21, from the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Joe Cwik, 23, from the Archdiocese of Washington and Avery Daniel, 22, from the Archdiocese of Atlanta pose for a photo during a softball game at the Pontifical North American College in Rome, Aug. 21. The seminary welcomed 72 men from 48 dioceses to Rome in August. (CNS Photo |  Robert Duncan)

VATICAN CITY — As ZZ Top’s “Sharp Dressed Man” bellowed across an immaculately groomed sports field not far from St. Peter’s Basilica, a new class of U.S. … Read More

Nigerian cardinal joins movement to mark 500 days of girls’ Boko Haram captivity

Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Abuja and Sheik Nura Khalid, chief imam of Apo Legislators Quarters Jumu'at Mosque, join #BringBackOurGirls campaigners in Abuja, Aug. 27, during a protest procession marking the 500th day since the abduction of girls in Chibok, Nigeria. (CNS photo | Afolabi Sotunde, Reuters)

ABUJA, Nigeria — Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan of Abuja and Sheik Nura Khalid, chief imam of Apo Legislators Quarters Jumu’at Mosque, joined the members of the #BringBackOurGirls … Read More

Ingrid Bergman: Portrayer of nuns and saints, but much more

Swedish-born actress Ingrid Bergman is seen on the official poster of the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, May 11. Bergman portrayed nuns and saints among her many rules in film. (CNS photo | Guillaume Horcajuelo, EPA)

NEW YORK — You must remember Ingrid Bergman. The occasion of the Swedish-born actress’ centennial — she was born August 29, 1915 — has spurred lavish retrospectives … Read More

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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

Stained glass windows depict life of St. Therese

Sam Lucero | The Compass

A stained glass window is reflected in the lens of my camera during a photo shoot at Holy Hill. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

Earlier this summer I had an opportunity to visit the Basilica of Holy Hill, National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, in Hubertus. I was asked by … Read More