Planned Parenthood site in Appleton closes

Shrine of OLGH receives national designation

Catholics react to shrine’s national designation

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OLGH shrine gains accessible entrance to oratory


Catholics react to shrine’s national designation

Shrine-of-Our-Lady-of-Good-Help_logoweb2CHAMPION — After Bishop David Ricken announced the national designation of the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help on Aug. 15, pilgrims and local parishioners alike … Read More
Planned Parenthood site in Appleton closes

Prayers answered, says Bishop Ricken

Green Bay Bishop David Ricken, center, and Fr. Thomas Farrell, pastor of St. Pius X Parish in Appleton, lead an estimated 200 people in prayer outside of a Planned Parenthood facility in Grand Chute, Wis., on Aug. 22. The abortion facility announced in early October that it was suspending abortion services for six months. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

ALLOUEZ — Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin is permanently closing its abortion facility in Appleton (town of Grand Chute). The facility had stopped performing abortions last fall, due … Read More

Appleton parish, Fox Valley Islamic Society seek to break barriers

JustFaith program concludes with interfaith peace event at Neenah Presbyterian church

NEENAH — Some of Appleton’s St. Bernard Parish members have taken Pope Francis’s words on working together to break down barriers very seriously. A group of five … Read More


Pope meets with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg

Aug. 29, 2016: Pope Francis accepts a model aircraft from Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, and his wife, Priscilla Chan, during a private audience at the Vatican Aug. 29. The model is of Aquila, a solar-powered aircraft being developed by Facebook to beam internet coverage to remote parts of the world. (CNS photo | L'Osservatore Romano, handout)

VATICAN CITY — Continuing his dialogue with leaders in the world of social media and technology, Pope Francis met with Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Zuckerberg … Read More

Pope tells quake survivors he will visit them ‘as soon as possible’

Residents sit on the rubble of collapsed buildings in Amatrice, Italy, following an earthquake Aug. 24. (CNS photo | Massimo Percossi, EPA)

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said he wants to visit survivors and those affected by a deadly earthquake in central Italy as soon as possible. He wants … Read More

Indians gather to celebrate birthday of Blessed Teresa, soon-to-be-saint

Members of the Missionaries of Charity pray Aug. 26 near the tomb of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata in celebration of her 106th birthday in India. Mother Teresa, founder of the Missionaries of Charity, will be canonized at the Vatican Sept. 4. (CNS photo | Rupak De Chowdhuri, Reuters)

KOLKATA, India — They came from all around to celebrate the birthday of Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, the founder of the Missionaries of Charity who will be … Read More

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Vacation Bible School programs help children grow in faith

Jeff Kurowski | The Compass

GREEN BAY — Thanks to all the coordinators and volunteers who share their time and talents to make Vacation Bible School programs successful throughout the diocese. Kate … Read More

Remembering Rick Evans

Jeff Kurowski | The Compass

This week I took a moment to page through issues of The Compass from 1997. I searched for the first story I covered with photographer Rick Evans. … Read More

Pokémon preaching?

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

Remember Pokémon? In the late 1990s, little yellow Pikachu character seemed to be everywhere. Even I, who knew next to nothing about the original video games, had … Read More