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Recording artist puts focus on faith, family

New campaign invites millennials to ‘come home’ to Catholic faith

St. Bernadette Parish rummage sale marks 30 years

Maryknoll priest, Green Bay native, returns home to celebrate anniversary

Pastoral leader at parishes in Peshtigo, Walsh, steps down

Her life revolves around faith | Your Catholic Neighbor: Martha Franco

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Prayer service held for drowning victims

Corpus Christi Parish remembers young men who were swept off Lake Michigan pier

Corpus Christi youth minister Sarah Gavin and Fr. Carl Schmitt, pastor of Corpus Christi Parish, help people light individual candles in memory of two young men drowned Sunday night in Sheboygan, one of them from the parish. The prayer service was held at the parish for all members of the community.  (Monica Sawyn | For The Compass)

STURGEON BAY — Two young men were drowned and a third rescued after a wave swept them off Sheboygan’s south pier into Lake Michigan, Sunday night, July … Read More

Diocese sees ‘Pokemon Go’ craze as evangelization opportunity

Department of Evangelization creates four-page resource guide for parishes

The Green Bay Diocesan Department of Evangelization has created a four-page resource for parishes interested in engaging youth who are participating in the wildly popular smartphone app, Pokemon Go.GREEN BAY — What should the church’s response be to Pokemon Go? According to Julianne Stanz, diocesan director of the Department of New Evangelization, it should be … Read More
Recording artist puts focus on faith, family

Matt Maher reflects on importance of fatherhood, Marian devotion

Matt Maher performs on the grandstand stage at Lifest in Oshkosh July 9. (Jeannette Merten | For The Compass)

OSHKOSH — Life as a top recording artist is exciting, but faith and family take priority for Catholic artist Matt Maher, an eight-time Grammy nominee. Behind the … Read More

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Pope asks WYD pilgrims to accompany him with prayers during visit

World Youth Day pilgrims from Lima, Peru, pose for a photo in front of an image of St. John Paul II after arriving July 23 at John Paul II International Airport in Krakow, Poland. (CNS photo | Bob Roller)

VATICAN CITY — With his visit to World Youth Day only a few days away, Pope Francis asked young pilgrims to accompany his visit to Krakow, Poland, … Read More

Munich, Kabul attacks are call to pray for peace, pope says

A man prays outside the Olympia shopping mall in Munich, Germany, July 23, where nine people were killed by an 18-year-old gunman. (CNS photo | Arnd Wiegmann, Reuters)

VATICAN CITY — While recent terror attacks in Germany and Afghanistan bring sorrow and death to the world, they are also a reminder for Christians to pray … Read More

Spirit of flood victims ‘great example’ to all, says West Virginia bishop

Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of Wheeling-Charleston, W.Va, bestows a blessing July 19 on Nancy Mullins of Richwood, W.Va., whose house was destroyed in the June 23 flood. With them is Deacon David Galvin of St. James Parish in Charles Town, W.Va., who has been volunteering in recovery efforts. (CNS photo | Colleen Rowan)

RICHWOOD, W.Va. — Bishop Michael J. Bransfield of Wheeling-Charleston visited flood-devastated Richwood July 18 to see the progress of recovery in the town following the historic flooding … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

Pokémon preaching?

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

Remember Pokémon? In the late 1990s, little yellow Pikachu character seemed to be everywhere. Even I, who knew next to nothing about the original video games, had … Read More

State champs

Jeff Kurowski | The Compass

Congratulations to all the spring sports teams and athletes who captured conference titles and earned trips to state. Three championship squads represented Catholic high schools from the … Read More

May brings thoughts, and flowers, of Mary

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

During May, many people honor the Virgin Mother with May crownings and May altars. It’s also the time when Mary gardens begin to bloom, or be planted. … Read More