Shrine of OLGH receives national designation

Knights of Columbus host Olympics in Oconto County

Bishop Ricken unveils mission/vision statements

Oshkosh churches’ project fills gap in lunch programs

Support of vocations opens doors | Your Catholic Neighbor: Jim Madigan

Everyone welcome to pray in Door County garden

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 leads 11,000 pilgrims praying rosary for quake victims

A man walks amid rubble following an earthquake in Amatrice, Italy, Aug. 24. (CNS photo | Remo Casilli, Reuters)

VATICAN CITY — Hearing the mayor of Amatrice in central Italy say his town no longer exists and knowing there were children who died Aug. 24 in … Read More

For Catholics choosing a new parish, it’s location, location, location

The Serra Chapel at Mission San Juan Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano, Calif., is seen in this July 27, 2015, photo. (CNS photo | Nancy Wiechec)

WASHINGTON — The driving force behind Catholics’ search for a new parish is location — most likely how close it is to their new home. They choose … Read More

Nike ‘Unlimited Youth’ TV spot features religious who is triathlete at 86

Eighty-six-year-old Sister Madonna Buder, a Sister of Christian Community in Spokane, Wash., is seen during a Nike commercial. Known as the "Iron Nun," she has completed 45 triathlons. (CNS photo | courtesy Nike)

SPOKANE, Wash. — With every Olympics, summer or winter, the 24/7 coverage usually includes stories about the oldest athlete in history to compete in this sport or … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

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

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