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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


Synod should reflect on possibly allowing female deacons, says archbishop

Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau, Quebec, leaves a session of the Synod of Bishops on the family at the Vatican Oct. 6. Archbishop Durocher said the synod should reflect on the possibility of allowing for female deacons as it seeks ways to open up more possibilities for women in church life. (CNS photo | Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY — Canadian Archbishop Paul-Andre Durocher of Gatineau, Quebec, said the synod should reflect on the possibility of allowing for female deacons as it seeks ways … Read More

Syriac patriarch in Detroit: ‘We are begging’ West to help refugees

Patriarch believes the rise of the Islamic State is a direct result of the fall of Saddam Hussein in Iraq in 2003 and opposition to Bashar Assad in Syria

Syriac Patriarch Ignatius Joseph III Younan celebrates the Divine Liturgy at St. Toma Syriac Catholic Church in Farmington Hills, Mich., Sept. 21. (CNS photo | Dan Meloy, The Michigan Catholic)

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. — It’s a situation reaching biblical proportions: Thousands of refugees fleeing religious persecution, leaving behind their homes, their memories and their lives. With Iraqi … 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

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