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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


Unrest flares again in West Bank, Jerusalem

A Palestinian woman looks out a bus window during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli troops in Hebron, West Bank, Oct. 4. (CNS photo | Mussa Qawasma, Reuters)

JERUSALEM — Unrest flared in early October throughout the West Bank and Jerusalem, which has experienced tensions during September, largely over the status of the contested holy … Read More

‘Living stones’ help maintain Christian presence in Holy Land

Rimon Makhlouf, a Holy Land tour guide, poses for a photo outside the Catholic Notre Dame complex in Jerusalem, Aug. 21. He said there are some 4,600 Christians left in Jerusalem, who have few educational opportunities or job prospects, causing their numbers to continue to dwindle. (CNS photo | Dale Gavlak)

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian Catholic tour guide whose family has lived in Jerusalem for generations and whose spiritual heritage stretches as far back as the first century … Read More

Devil tricks, seduces with promises of wealth, power, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Every day, the devil tries to trick and seduce people with promises of riches, grandeur and power, Pope Francis said. Satan “sows snares and … 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