Seminarian Valentyn ordained to diaconate at St. Peter’s Basilica

Antigo Catholics say Philly pilgrimage was ‘life changing’

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It took her decades to pray daily rosary

Health issues led Mary Hyska to begin St. Agnes Chapter of Holy Rosary Society

A painting of “Our Lady of the Rosary” by Vi McAllister is displayed in the narthex at St. Agnes Church in Green Bay. McAllister created the portrait for the Rosary Altar Society of St. Agnes Parish, and presented it to the group in November 2013, a month after the society’s first meeting. Last year, the Rosary Altar Society became the Holy Rosary Society, St. Agnes Chapter, a local chapter of the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary.  (Jeff Kurowski | The Compass)GREEN BAY — Mary Hyska describes herself as a shy, introverted person, but it doesn’t stop her from asking, “Do you pray the rosary?” in a direct … Read More
Antigo Catholics say Philly pilgrimage was ‘life changing’

Group returns home from Philadelphia with renewed faith

Eight Catholics from Antigo were part of the Green Bay Diocese’s pilgrimage to the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia last month. Pictured with Bishop David Ricken at Daylesford Abbey in Paoli, Penn., are, from back row left: Fr. Charles Hoffmann, Laurel and Tom Bradley, Brad and Lynne Henricks; front row, Srs. Dolores Demulling, Adele Demulling and Jean Bricco. The pilgrimage was sponsored by The Compass. (Submitted Photo | Special To The Compass)

Antigo — It started, for some, as an admittedly selfish desire to see a rock star pope, to be able to brag that “I was there” when … Read More

Seminarian Valentyn ordained to diaconate at St. Peter’s Basilica

Deacon Valentyn awaits ordination to priesthood next summer

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York ordains seminarian Scott Valentyn of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., as a transitional deacon during the ordination of new deacons from the Pontifical North American College in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican Oct. 1. (CNS Photo | Paul Haring)

ALLOUEZ — Scott Valentyn, a seminarian for the Diocese of Green Bay, was ordained a deacon by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, on Oct. 1 … Read More


Washington resident remembers ‘kindness’ of former teacher, now pope

Yayo Grassi poses for a photo at his home in Washington Oct. 6. Grassi, an openly gay man originally from Argentina, met with his former teacher, Pope Francis, during the pontiff's visit to the nations capital. (CNS photo | James Martone)

WASHINGTON — One day in early September, Washington resident Yayo Grassi was interrupted by a mysterious phone call while working in his backyard. “I was watering my … Read More

French court dismisses genocide charges against priest; Rwandans not happy

Volunteers are seen in 2005 burying the remains of victims of the 1994 genocide in Murambi, Rwanda. A Rwandan government commission has criticized the dismissal of genocide charges against a Catholic priest who fled to France after the 1994 mass killing of the African country's Tutsi inhabitants. (CNS photo | Ricky Gare, EPA)

KIGALI, Rwanda — A Rwandan government commission has criticized the dismissal of genocide charges against a Catholic priest who fled to France after the 1994 mass killing … Read More

Venerating saint’s relics on U.S. tour a chance for renewal, says priest

Relics of St. Maria Goretti visit Wisconsin Oct. 16-18

St. Maria Goretti (Courtesy of -- The major relics of St. Maria Goretti, known as the "patroness of purity," are on a "pilgrimage of mercy" in the United States this fall. … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

A day at camp

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

Even editors go to camp. On Aug. 29, the diocesan Living Justice department hosted a Gathering for Families at Camp Tekakwitha on Loon Lake in Shawano County. … Read More

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