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Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh unveils new additions

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Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh unveils new additions

Bishop Morneau celebrates Mass; guests tour residential wing, conference center

Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus Robert Morneau leads a blessing of water and sprinkling rite at Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh July 11. He is assisted by Jesuit Fr. Chris Manahan, left, retreat house director, Jesuit Fr. John Schwantes, former director, and Deacon John Ingala. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

OSHKOSH — Jesuit Retreat House on Lake Winnebago celebrated a grand opening and dedication of its new wing for retreat guests, called the Manresa Residential Wing, and … Read More

Extreme Faith Camp fires up middle school students

Youth grow closer to Jesus, peers through weeklong outdoor camp

Extreme Faith Camp participates enjoyed a variety of recreational and spiritual activities such as ecology labs. This is the camp’s first year opening up registration for two separate weeks to allow for the greater numbers of interested students. Week Two was scheduled at Camp Tekakwitha from June 29 to July 3. (Samantha Pallini | The Compass)

SHAWANO — Fifty-two middle schoolers. Five days. One mission. Students in grades six through eight gathered at Camp Tekakwitha in Shawano County June 15-19 to grow closer … Read More

Wisconsin Senate passes 20-week abortion ban

Pro-lifers divided on support; bill visits state Assembly

A photo by Now I Lay me Down to Sleep, a professional photography nonprofit group, shows Gaetano and Kate Chetta of Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in Trooper, Pa., holding their stillborn daughter, Lily Anne, in April 2013. In Wisconsin, the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection bill (SB 179) would prohibit all Wisconsin abortions at or beyond the 20-week gestation mark, making an exception only for medical emergencies. (CNS PHOTO | Courtesy Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep)

MADISON — Pope Francis wrote in his recent encyclical, Laudato Si, that showing genuine care and concern for the vulnerable includes protecting the most vulnerable – human … Read More

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Appellate panel reverses decision that favored pro-life pharmacists

PORTLAND, Ore. — A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals July 23 reversed a lower court ruling that had granted some pro-life pharmacists … Read More

World Youth Day registration begins; pope is first person to sign up

Pope Francis is flanked by two Polish youths as he uses a tablet to officially open online registration for World Youth Day 2016 in Poland. (CNS photo | Ettore Ferrari, EPA)

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis was the first pilgrim to sign up for World Youth Day to be held in Krakow, Poland, launching the opening of registration. … Read More

Lafayette bishop offers prayers in wake of theater shooting

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, center, prepares for a news conference  in Lafayette, La., July 23 outside a movie theater where a man opened fire on filmgoers. The gunman killed at least two people and injured nine others before taking his own life, according to local reports. (CNS photo | Lee Celano, Reuters)

LAFAYETTE, La. — Bishop Michael Jarrell of Lafayette offered prayers and sympathy to the victims of a multiplex cinema shooting July 23 in Lafayette in which two … Read More

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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

Human foosball in Stephensville

Jeff Kurowski | The Compass

A new tradition will be among the highlights of the 2015 St. Patrick Parish Roundup, Aug. 8-9, on the church grounds in Stephensville. Human foosball will debut … Read More

Seeing unicorns

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

Have you ever seen a unicorn? Most of us haven’t. But, if you use your imagination and have a little help, you can see one now and … Read More