A time to say thanks

St. John Homeless shelter gears up for new season with unique fundraiser

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A time to say thanks

‘Deepest gratitude’ offered to public safety professionals at Blue Mass

Members of the Green Bay Police Department participate in the opening procession of the Blue Mass Sept. 18 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. Bishop David Ricken, along with several diocesan priests, celebrated Mass in thanksgiving for public safety professionals. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

GREEN BAY — Gratitude summarized the message delivered to members of the public safety profession during the annual Blue Mass celebrated Sept. 18 at St. Francis Xavier … Read More

St. John Homeless shelter gears up for new season with unique fundraiser

Mattress sale will benefit shelter; Nov. 15 gala will also support ministry

Mike Wendtland, owner of The Mattress Store in Green Bay, is working with St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter on a new fundraising venture. Wendtland will donate a percentage of sales from mattresses to the homeless shelter. He will be at the shelter on Oct. 1 with 18 mattress models on display. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)GREEN BAY — The purchase of a new mattress can help support the needs of those who do not have a bed to call their own. St. … Read More
Appleton Catholic high school begins student drug testing

Goal is to guide students to healthy lifestyle, says St. Francis Xavier principal

APPLETON —Wellness is at the forefront of the new student drug testing program implemented this fall at St. Francis Xavier High School. “Our goal isn’t just to … Read More


Benedictine archabbot was at golf legend’s bedside when he died

Former champion Arnold Palmer of the U.S hits from a sand trap during the 2008 annual Masters Par 3 golf tournament at the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia. Palmer, known as "the King" for his transformative legacy in golf, died Sept. 25 at a Pittsburgh hospital at age 87. (CNS photo | Hans Deryk, Reuters)

WASHINGTON — Benedictine Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki of St. Vincent’s Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, was with Arnold Palmer when the golfing great died Sept. 25 in Pittsburgh. … Read More

Three Mexican priests murdered within days; motives unknown

MEXICO CITY — A priest abducted from his parish residence in the Mexican state of Michoacan has been found dead, the Archdiocese of Morelia confirmed Sept. 25. … Read More

Different reasons draw Catholics to venerate St. Padre Pio relic

People wait in line to venerate the heart of St. Padre Pio at Immaculate Conception Church Sept. 21 in Lowell, Mass. The relic was on a three-day tour of the Archdiocese of Boston, which culminated with a Mass celebrated by Boston Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley on the saint's feast day, Sept. 23. (CNS photo | Gregory L. Tracy, The Pilot)

BOSTON — Virginia Fierro met St. Padre Pio back when she was 14 and still living in Italy, and on Sept. 21, she had the chance to … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

Mass in the woods

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

You only have a few more weekends left. If you would like to attend Mass at a classic “garage chapel,” the Chapel in the Woods near Caldron … Read More

Vacation Bible School programs help children grow in faith

Jeff Kurowski | The Compass

GREEN BAY — Thanks to all the coordinators and volunteers who share their time and talents to make Vacation Bible School programs successful throughout the diocese. Kate … Read More

Remembering Rick Evans

Jeff Kurowski | The Compass

This week I took a moment to page through issues of The Compass from 1997. I searched for the first story I covered with photographer Rick Evans. … Read More