Sign led Elfering to renew formation following return to the diocese

Lonick thankful for the gift to serve others

Journey to the diaconate has changed Wilhelm

Spiritual caring brought Zimmer back to the church

Seniors hold service day at cemetery | See photos on Flickr

He’s a Vincentian and much more | Your Catholic Neighbor: Ken Nier

Grads at Catholic colleges receive advice from commencement speakers


Human trafficking a local problem

Oshkosh parishes host presentation on awareness and signs of modern slavery

Lisa Sennholz speaks to a crowd at St. Raphael the Archangel Church May 17 about advocating for the prevention and abolition of human trafficking.  (Jeannette Merten | For The Compass)

OSHKOSH — Horrific stories about human trafficking and children forced into prostitution often bring to mind desperate situations in countries such as Cambodia or India. And while … Read More

Hortonville parish youth collect more than 3,200 pairs of shoes for needy

Ss. Peter and Paul Parish drive benefits people in Haiti, Africa and Philippines

Sebastian Pugliese, left, and Joshua  Werner sort shoes donated to Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Hortonville for distribution to Haiti, Africa and the Philippines. (Steve Wideman | For The Compass)

HORTONVILLE — Images of Haitian children wearing crushed plastic water bottles tied to their feet with string in lieu of shoes shocked 17-year-old Alysha Werner. “It definitely … Read More

Howard Healy named to USCCB National Review Board

Howard and Eleanor Healy, members of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Neenah, pose with Fr. Michael Ingold, pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish, in 2014. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently named three people to the National Review Board, including a member of the Green Bay Diocese. The review … Read More


USCCB plans fourth annual Fortnight for Freedom with events nationwide

Event focusing on the importance of religious liberty begins June 21

(CNS | U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops)

WASHINGTON — Threats to religious freedom continue to emerge, making it more urgent for people of faith to take action to defend the full realm of religious … Read More

Priest: Church should clarify teaching on homosexuality

Views on homosexuality need to be accessible, understandable, says Courage director

People react in Dublin as Ireland votes in favor of same-sex marriage May 23. In an interview with Catholic News Service Fr. Paul Check, director of a church apostolate that ministers to homosexuals, said the Catholic Church not only needs to provide pastoral care for those with same-sex attraction but it should also make its teaching "accessible, understandable and compelling for people." (CNS photo | Cathal McNaughton, Reuters)

WASHINGTON — The Catholic Church not only needs to provide pastoral care for those with same-sex attraction but it should also make its teaching “accessible, understandable and … Read More

There but for the grace of God: What Pope Francis thinks of prisoners

Pope Francis blesses an inmate during the feet-washing at Holy Thursday Mass at Rebibbia prison in Rome in this April 2 file photo. The pope regularly visits with prisoners, a practice he began while archbishop of Buenos Aires. (CNS photo | L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters)

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis seems to describe his life in the Vatican almost as if he were in prison — at least as far as his … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

Where do those ideas come from?

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

For several years, I have been the usual author of the Foundations of Faith article that appears in each issue of The Compass. “Where do you get … Read More

Papal visits and official logos

Sam Lucero | The Compass

This is the official logo for the Sept. 22-27 visit of Pope Francis to the United States. (CNS illustration/USCCB)

Attention all graphic designers: Have you seen the official logos created for the 2015 papal visits of Pope Francis? What do you think? Pope Francis has been … Read More

All-star games support good causes

Jeff Kurowski |

The 36th annual Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) all-star games are scheduled for June 19 (girls) and June 20 (boys) at JustAgame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells. North … Read More