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Fr. Thiel looks forward to working with families

Fr. Valentyn hopes to help others deepen their faith

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Future uncertain for cemetery chapel

St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter volunteers put wheels in motion, create Spokes 4 Hope

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Fr. Valentyn hopes to help others deepen their faith

Diocese welcomes two new priests at June 25 ordination

Bishop David Ricken presents newly ordained Fr. Scott Valentyn with the chalice and paten, which were given to Bishop Ricken by Mary Thiel and Deb Valentyn, the new priests’ mothers. (Sam Lucero | The COmpass)

ALLOUEZ — Fr. Scott Valentyn’s ordination to the priesthood on June 25 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay continues a transformation in his spiritual life … Read More

Fr. Thiel looks forward to working with families

Diocese welcomes two new priests at June 25 ordination

Bishop David Ricken imparts the Holy Spirit as he lays hands on Fr. Michael Thiel during his ordination June 25. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

ALLOUEZ — A few weeks prior to his ordination to the priesthood on June 25 at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Fr. Michael Thiel took part in a … Read More

St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter volunteers put wheels in motion, create Spokes 4 Hope

Tom Mayhew tests the brakes on a bicycle. Mayhew, a retired dentist, was homeless and turned to the shelter after his practice went bankrupt. Now back on his feet, he says repairing bikes is a way for him to give back to the shelter. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)GREEN BAY — Tom Mayhew spins the rear tire of a bicycle secured firmly on a repair rack. The rotations cause a grinding noise. Mayhew, tools in … Read More

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Priests see difference between parish ministry and military chaplaincy

Fr. William J. Brunner, of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wis., celebrates Mass in May aboard the Navy warship USS America docked in San Diego. Fr. Brunner, who holds the rank of lieutenant, is one of the Navy's newest chaplains.(CNS photo | Chaz Muth)

SAN DIEGO — There is something distinctive about the chapel where Fr. William J. Brunner now celebrates Mass. It floats. To be more precise, it’s in a … Read More

Blessed Romero relics will be part of religious freedom Mass in L.A.

Women look at relics and other items of Blessed Oscar Romero at Divine Providence Hospital in San Salvador March 22, 2015. (CNS photo | Octavio Duran)

WASHINGTON — Relics of Blessed Oscar Romero, including a handkerchief with blood from the day he was assassinated, will briefly be part of the U.S. Catholic Church’s … Read More

Sainthood cause of Kansas priest who was chaplain takes a step forward

U.S. Army chaplain Fr. Emil Joseph Kapaun, who died May 23, 1951, in a North Korean prisoner of war camp, is pictured celebrating Mass from the hood of a jeep Oct. 7, 1950, in South Korea. He is a candidate for sainthood. (CNS photo | courtesy U.S. Army medic Raymond Skeehan)

WICHITA, K.S. — The sainthood cause of Fr. Emil Kapaun, a priest of the Wichita Diocese who was a military chaplain during the Korean War and died … Read More

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State champs

Jeff Kurowski | The Compass

Congratulations to all the spring sports teams and athletes who captured conference titles and earned trips to state. Three championship squads represented Catholic high schools from the … Read More

May brings thoughts, and flowers, of Mary

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

During May, many people honor the Virgin Mother with May crownings and May altars. It’s also the time when Mary gardens begin to bloom, or be planted. … Read More

A tour of the Diocesan Museum

Sam Lucero | The Compass

Carol Joppe explained that these particular sacred vessels were used by Bishop David Ricken at his installation Mass on Aug. 28, 2008. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

Members of the Diocese of Green Bay’s Communications Department, which includes The Compass, visited the Diocesan Museum on May 5. The field trip was in lieu of … Read More