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Pope urges U.S. Catholics to keep enthusiasm, welcome newcomers

Pope says he left U.S. praying for, impressed by its people

By train, cramped bus, roundabout routes, pilgrims make it to parkway

St. Patrick Parish celebrates 150th anniversary with Mass Oct. 3

Albers find their niche at parish | Your Catholic Neighbors: Dan and Mary Albers

Kiel volunteers make 4,000 apple pies to support Divine Savior School


What a difference a pack of diapers makes

By Patricia Kasten | The Compass GREEN BAY — A woman decides to choose life and has her baby. Then what? Her baby needs diapers, at the … Read More
Classical school to launch next fall

Brad Norton hired as headmaster of St. John Paul II Classical School

GREEN BAY — Brad Norton admits that it was a strange feeling not being in the classroom at the start of the school year. For the past … Read More

Kiel volunteers make 4,000 apple pies to support Divine Savior School

Brian Post transfers peeled apples from one container into another in the gymnasium at Divine Savior Catholic School in Kiel as part of the school’s annual fundraising event. (Benjamin Wideman | For The Compass)

KIEL — If an apple a day keeps the doctor away, what do thousands of apples in two days get you? A lot of pies and a … Read More


Protesters at New York gas storage plant arrested while reading encyclical

A line of protesters Aug. 18 blocks the main gate at the Crestwood Midstream Partners gas storage facility on the shores of Seneca Lake in Reading, N.Y., near Watkins Glen, N.Y. Eighteen people were arrested while reading Pope Francis' encyclical "Laudato Si'." (CNS photo | Dennis Sadowski)

READING, N.Y. — Accompanied by oversized replica of Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato Si’,” former Catholic seminarian Paul Flansburg took his place on the line with 18 others … Read More

Vatican says pope’s meeting with Kentucky clerk is not endorsement

Kim Davis, a Rowan County, Ky., clerk, celebrates her release Sept. 8 from the Carter County Detention center in Grayson, Ky. The Vatican Sept. 30 did not deny reports that while in Washington, Pope Francis briefly met with Davis, who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. (CNS photo | Chris Tilley, Reuters)

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ meeting with Kim Davis, the county clerk from Kentucky who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses, does not equate support … Read More

Survivor of failed abortion testifies at hearing on Planned Parenthood

Melissa Ohden of Sioux City, Iowa, is pictured with her daughter, Olivia, in 2019 photo. Ohden survived a saline abortion her own mother obtained six months into her pregnancy with Melissa in 1977. (CNS Photo | courtesy of Melissa Ohden)

SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Melissa Ohden wants Congress “to give a voice to other survivors like me.” What Ohden “survived” was a saline abortion at a hospital … 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