Diocesan clergy take to the interwebs

Like Pope Francis, sister puts poor at forefront

Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross energized by Brother Sun

Openness to the Spirit led Sr. Mary Peters to religious life

God’s peace rules her life | Your Catholic Neighbor: Lynda Ciganic

Youth center provides mix of opportunities ‘From Above’

St. Vincent de Paul volunteers get practical tips on helping the poor

Summer youth program thrives, strives for holiness

Bishop Emeritus Robert Banks consecrates new altar table at Sherwood church. See photos on Flickr.


Diocesan clergy take to the interwebs

Faith leaders showcase using social media to evangelize

Bishop David Ricken sends out a tweet on his iPad in his office at the Chancery June 9. “We are called to be salt and light everywhere, and that means being on Twitter and other places, too,” said Bishop Ricken, whose Twitter handle is @BpDavidRicken. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)GREEN BAY — Like it or not, social media is here to stay. And according to Bishop David Ricken, if you want to be relevant to the … Read More
10 summer outings to enjoy with the family

Scene from Lifest. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

Summers with the family are full of great memories, but with extracurricular activities and an ever-changing routine, sometimes scheduling things to do together gets lost in the … Read More

Openness to the Spirit led Sr. Mary Peters to religious life

Sr. Mary Peters, right, professed vows with the religious community of A New Genesis on June 30. She is pictured with her sponsors, Srs. Carol Haanen, left, and Debra Kedzierski, at a gathering of the community at St. Norbert Abbey.  (Scott Eastman | For The Compass)

GREEN BAY — The religious community of A New Genesis welcomed a new vowed member on June 30 at St. Philip the Apostle Church. Mary Peters professed … Read More


Court reinforces order blocking Pa. dioceses from HHS mandate requirement

Bob Dornan, a former Republican congressman from California, speaks in front of the U.S. Supreme Court during the "Stand Up For Religious Freedom Rally" in Washington June 8, 2012. A coalition of pro-life and Catholic groups promoted rallies across the nation in opposition to the government's HHS mandate that will require most employers to cover contraception and sterilization procedures in their health plans. The nation's Catholic bishops have repeatedly criticized the mandate. (CNS photo| Peter Lockley)

WASHINGTON — In a June 29 order, the Supreme Court continued to shield several Pennsylvania religious institutions from having to provide employees with health care coverage that … Read More

What popes do for summer

Papal summer: Benedict heads for hilltop villa, Francis trims schedule

Retired Pope Benedict XVI talks with Pope Francis during a meeting at the Vatican June 30. (CNS photo | L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters )

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis visited retired Pope Benedict XVI at his Vatican residence June 30 to wish him a happy summer. After a 30-minute visit from … Read More

Murdered mom of nine called ‘beautiful person’ who ‘radiated kindness’

Tamara Seidle, pictured in an undated photo, was killed in front of her 7-year-old daughter by her ex-husband, a police sergeant, on the morning of June 16. The mother of nine children ranging in age from 7 to 24, belonged to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Asbury Park, N.J., where she also was a religious educator and parish leader. (CNS photo | courtesy Seidle family)

ASBURY PARK, N.J. — Catholics and other members of the Asbury Park community remain shaken by the murder of a Catholic mother of nine who was a … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

Traveling the roads in Door and Kewaunee counties

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

Do you have a bathtub shrine? You know the ones: a cast iron tub set on end and half buried in the ground, with a religious statue … Read More

Where do those ideas come from?

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

For several years, I have been the usual author of the Foundations of Faith article that appears in each issue of The Compass. “Where do you get … Read More

Papal visits and official logos

Sam Lucero | The Compass

This is the official logo for the Sept. 22-27 visit of Pope Francis to the United States. (CNS illustration/USCCB)

Attention all graphic designers: Have you seen the official logos created for the 2015 papal visits of Pope Francis? What do you think? Pope Francis has been … Read More