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Expert gives Shroud of Turin presentations in Neenah

Four decades of mending altar clothes | Your Catholic Neighbor: Stella Jerovetz

Fr. Manahan says life as a Jesuit, in time of Pope Francis, is gratifying

Lay associates find their calling with religious communities

Wild Rose parishioner, 80, joins college students at Oshkosh Polar Plunge

Manitowoc mothers form ‘Well-Read Mom’ Catholic book club

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Expert gives Shroud of Turin presentations in Neenah

International Shroud of Turin expert Russ Breault uses a life-size replica of the shroud during a presentation Feb. 28 at St. Mary Central High School in Neenah. (Amanda Lauer | For The Compass)

NEENAH — On June 21, Pope Francis will travel to Turin, Italy, to venerate the Shroud of Turin. This 14-foot-long linen cloth is traditionally regarded to be … Read More

Fr. Manahan says life as a Jesuit, in time of Pope Francis, is gratifying

Jesuit Fr. Chris Manahan is the new director of Jesuit Retreat House in Oshkosh. Consecrated life runs in his family, as his brother, Tom, is also a Jesuit, and sister, Kate, is a Franciscan. (Jeannette Merten | For The Compass)

OSHKOSH — For Fr. Chris Manahan now, life as a Jesuit priest is the most satisfying one he can imagine. But he didn’t take his vows until … Read More

Lay associates find their calling with religious communities

Lay men and women deepen faith by carrying on spirituality of community founders

RuthEllen Davis of Decatur, Ill., left, who serves as associate coordinator for the Associates of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis, speaks to associates at a meeting in February at St. Vincent Hospital. Also pictured, second to left, is Sr. Annice McClure, coordinator, Joyce Burns and Mary Thomas. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

GREEN BAY — The Associates of the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis — lay men and women, married and single, who dedicate their lives to practicing faith … Read More

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Holy See representative urges all states to abolish death penalty

VATICAN CITY — The Catholic Church firmly opposes the death penalty and urges all states to move toward its abolition, said the Vatican’s permanent observer to United … Read More

Four national Catholic publications call for ending the death penalty

A man holds a sign reading "Death penalty is murder" March 4 outside the trial of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev in Boston. Four nationally circulated Catholic publications called for abolishing the death penalty in the United States in a jointly published editorial March 5. (CNS photo | Brian Snyder, Reuters)

WASHINGTON — Four nationally circulated Catholic publications called for abolishing the death penalty in the United States in a jointly published editorial. America, National Catholic Register, National … Read More

German archdiocese plans new residents for old abbey: refugees

Beuerberg Abbey in Beuerberg, Germany, as seen Jan. 9. The 12th-century monastery will house up to 60 refugees from Syria, Iraq, Nigeria, Afghanistan and other conflict zones. (CNS photo/Anian Christoph Wimmer)

BEUERBERG, Germany — Cold winter light is streaming through the ancient windows of Beuerberg Abbey. It plays on the wood of the empty choir stalls, shimmers on … Read More

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Students deliver gifts to children of incarcerated

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Seniors at St. Lawrence Seminary High School prepare to deliver Christmas gifts to children in the name of parents who are in prison. (Submitted photo)

On the outskirts of the Diocese of Green Bay sits the village of Mount Calvary, home of St. Lawrence Seminary High School. Located about 20 miles east … Read More

Bishop Ricken is feeling holy

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With all of the commercialized distractions that accompany the season of Advent, what’s a Catholic to do to stay focused? Bishop David Ricken, a somewhat accomplished singer … Read More

Pope Francis and religious journalism

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John Allen, Vatican correspondent for The Boston Globe, right, is pictured with Greg Erlandson, president and publisher of Our Sunday Visitor, at a Catholic Press Association convention. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

The Francis Effect is real and religious journalism owes Pope Francis a holy high five. Since his election March 13, 2013, the Catholic Church has been garnering … Read More