Bishop leads prayer service at Planned Parenthood clinic

Women offer discussion group for other women survivors of child sexual abuse

Facebook pulls Compass story due to ‘abusive content’

Sturgeon Bay parish set to mark 150th anniversary

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Bishop leads prayer service at Planned Parenthood clinic

Service in Grand Chute part of national initiative to defund Planned Parenthood

Bishop David Ricken leads a prayerful protest outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute Aug. 22. The protest was part of a national initiative to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood, the largest provider of abortion services.  (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

APPLETON/GRAND CHUTE — Bishop David Ricken joined more than 200 people outside of the Planned Parenthood clinic in Grand Chute Aug. 22 to pray for an end … Read More

Women offer discussion group for other women survivors of child sexual abuse

Two say their goal is to help heal spiritual wounds from abuse

Two women from the Fox Valley are leading a seven-week discussion group for women who are survivors of childhood sexual abuse. During the sessions, the group will discuss the book, “My Peace I Give You: Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of Saints.” (Amanda Lauer | For The Compass)APPLETON — While the statistics are difficult to measure since so many incidents of sexual abuse are unreported, studies by the Crimes Against Children Research Center show … Read More
Sturgeon Bay parish set to mark 150th anniversary

Fr. Robert Stegmann, pastor of St. Joseph Parish in Sturgeon Bay, stands outside of the church. The parish will celebrate 150 years on Saturday, Sept. 5. (Monica Sawyn | For The Compass)

STURGEON BAY — The three huge bells, hanging high overhead, have long been silent. A smaller bell on display in the church yard no longer rings. But … Read More


Pope’s encyclical cited as totem pole blessed on way to coal mines

Paulist Fr. Charlie Brunick, pastor of St. Philip Neri Parish in Portland, Ore., offers a blessing Aug. 24 on a totem pole carved as a sign of opposition to planned coal exports that would bring trains through the Pacific Northwest. (CNS photo | Ed Langlois, Catholic Sentinel)

PORTLAND, Ore. — Portland Mayor Charlie Hales got a roar of approval Aug. 24 when he told a packed Catholic church that he opposes new fossil fuel … Read More

Family prayer time can start with small, simple gestures, pope says

Pope Francis holds a sports ball that was given to him as he arrives for his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Aug. 26. (CNS photo | Ettore Ferrari, EPA)

VATICAN CITY — Parents who juggle packed work and family schedules deserve a Nobel Prize in mathematics for doing something not even the most brilliant scientists can … Read More

Back-to-school homework for students includes preparing to meet pope

Allison Reyes, a third-grader at Our Lady of the Angels School in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, smiles during an Aug. 20 news conference to outline details of Pope Francis' visit to the school in September. (CNS photo | Chris Shgeridan, Catholic New York)

NEW YORK — Being called to the principal’s office during the school year can cause angst even among the most mischievous students. But for those who typically … Read More

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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

Stained glass windows depict life of St. Therese

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A stained glass window is reflected in the lens of my camera during a photo shoot at Holy Hill. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

Earlier this summer I had an opportunity to visit the Basilica of Holy Hill, National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, in Hubertus. I was asked by … Read More

Human foosball in Stephensville

Jeff Kurowski | The Compass

A new tradition will be among the highlights of the 2015 St. Patrick Parish Roundup, Aug. 8-9, on the church grounds in Stephensville. Human foosball will debut … Read More