Catholic school students collect three suitcases of pencils for diocesan mission

He follows in Francis of Assisi’s footsteps | Your Catholic Neighbor: Pat Shaw

Stations of the Cross: A look at seven parish stations

Who is that young man? He’s Bishop Ricken’s master of ceremonies

Little Black Book provides Lenten inspiration

The Teaching Mass: To know the Mass is to love it

The Stations of the Cross: A thoroughly Catholic devotion

The Mass has it origins in Jewish Passover


Who is that young man? He’s Bishop Ricken’s master of ceremonies

At 26, Poradek is one of youngest emcees for a bishop in the country

ALLOUEZ — Who was that man standing next to Bishop David Ricken at Christmas Mass? He was there for that parish anniversary, too. He’s wearing a black … Read More

Little Black Book provides Lenten inspiration

In its 17th year, nondescript paperback booklet is part of Michigan bishop’s legacy

ALLOUEZ — Every year, Catholics look for ways to observe the 40 days of Lent. Finding inspiration for prayer (one of the three Lenten faith traditions; the … Read More

The Teaching Mass: To know the Mass is to love it

Priest’s presentation explores ‘what we bring to the Mass and what we get from it’

Serving in Chicago, local clerics enjoyed a story from a big, suburban parish: The pastor, coming up the aisle during the Entrance Song, was “futzing” with the … Read More


Some Catholics attack immigration policies, others urge new approach

WASHINGTON  — Donald Trump campaigned by saying he would aggressively go after the country’s 11 million unauthorized immigrants, promising deportation forces and a border wall with Mexico … Read More

Catholic Extension’s Lenten digital journey a spiritual trip across U.S.

CHICAGO — This year during Lent, Catholic Extension — a Chicago-based national fundraising organization that builds churches and the Catholic Church in America’s poorest places — is … Read More

Vatican offers support to local farmers in Italian earthquake zone

VATICAN CITY — In an effort to help support the economy of the central Italian region devastated by several earthquakes in 2016, the Vatican has purchased food … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

Tourney time in high school hoops

Jeff Kurowski | The Compass

WIAA regional play for girls’ basketball has opened and the boys’ follow with regional play next week. One girls’ team and one boys’ squad from Catholic high … Read More

Do you hear what I hear?

Sam Lucero | The Compass

      Now that Advent is coming to a close, I wanted to call your attention to our recently completed series on Advent hymns. This four-part … Read More

Homemade memories of Mary

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

Memories make the holidays, and the Advent season. Last Sunday, Dec. 4, I spoke at a Christmas Tea at First United Presbyterian Church in De Pere, Wis. … Read More