Rwandan priest who survived genocide preaches forgiveness and mercy

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

Campers brave cold weather to raise money for homeless shelter

Faith plays role in judge’s life | Your Catholic Neighbor: John Rhode

Year of Mercy shines at parish’s ‘Dress a Girl’ event

Wish List: Lenten preparation time leads toward Easter joy


Newman Club offers fidelity message

UWGB group celebrates ‘True Love Week’ as counter to university group’s ‘Sex Week’

Franciscan Sr. Laura Zelten hands out a rose to UW-Green Bay students during the university’s “OrgSmorg” event in the student center Feb. 3. The Newman Catholic Student Community and Phoenix Students for Life collaborated on the project, which was part of “True Love Week.” Sr. Laura is director of Catholic campus ministry at UWGB. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

GREEN BAY — True love, it’s what every person entering into the sacrament of marriage yearns to realize. At the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, the Newman Catholic … Read More

Manitowoc care minister brings spirit, love of God to homebound

Bishop’s Appeal funds training of parish care ministry coordinators

Kathy Leist, left, visits with Elaine at an assisted living home in Manitowoc as part of her service as a care minister. Kathy and Elaine have been matched for 14 years and both are members of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Manitowoc. (Benjamin Wideman | For The Compass)

MANITOWOC — Kathy Leist wasn’t actively seeking to be a care minister. Quite the opposite, in fact. “Sr. Connie Wavrunek (of the Sisters of St. Francis of the … Read More

Annulment process faster, not easier, says judicial vicar

New procedural norms issued by pope took effect at opening of Jubilee Year of Mercy

ALLOUEZ — When Pope Francis issued new procedural norms for annulments in his document entitled Mitis ludex Dominus lejus (“The Gentle Judge, The Lord Jesus”), he did … Read More


Don’t judge sinners who want to repent, help them come home, pope says

VATICAN CITY — On the eve of sending off “missionaries of mercy” to all corners of the globe, Pope Francis told his specially appointed men that the … Read More

Papal commission on sex abuse votes that member take leave of absence

VATICAN CITY — The papal commission on child protection voted that one of its members — a survivor of abuse and victims’ advocate — take a leave … Read More

Wisconsin priest to become USCCB associate general secretary

WASHINGTON — Msgr. Jeffrey D. Burrill, a priest of the Diocese of La Crosse, Wis., will become associate general secretary of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

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