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Syrian refugees’ reactions mixed to airstrikes against Islamic State

All nations need to respond to terrorism, Vatican official tells U.N.

For Marquette University’s first lay president, faith comes first

They give their time to shelter others | Your Catholic Neighbors: Paul and Sharon Bauer

Sacrifice Beads: When was the last time you offered the little things up to God?

Vatican media need to ‘up their game,’ says adviser

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Bishop Ricken approves new association of faithful

‘Friends of Jesus Christ, High Priest’ will offer spiritual support for priests

ALLOUEZ — A new private association of the faithful has been formally established by Bishop David Ricken in the Diocese of Green Bay. “Friends of Jesus Christ, … Read More

Compass in Classroom program offering teacher worksheets

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The Compass, newspaper for the Diocese of Green Bay, is collaborating with other diocesan departments on a new feature for children. In September, as part of its … Read More

Parish program is an exercise for body, soul

‘Road to Bethlehem’ an exercise in health, spirituality

Members of Resurrection Parish participate in “The Journey, Walking the Road to Bethlehem” Sept. 14. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

ALLOUEZ — A local parish is already planning for Christmas — by getting in shape this fall. Resurrection Parish in Allouez kicked off its “The Journey, Walking … Read More

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Syrian refugees’ reactions mixed to airstrikes against Islamic State

Syrian refugees wait at the Turkish border near Sanliurfa, Sept. 24. Some Syrian refugees in Jordan say they welcome the military intervention to diminish Islamic State power, while others blame Syrian President Bashar Assad for turning a "blind eye" to infiltration by foreign militants. (CNS photo | Sedat Suna, EPA)

AMMAN, Jordan — Ask Syrian refugees sheltering in neighboring Jordan about the advent of U.S.-led strikes against Islamic State militants in their homeland, and the reactions will … Read More

Vatican media need to ‘up their game,’ says adviser

Pope Francis is pictured aboard the papal flight from Rome to Seoul, South Korea, Aug. 13. Speaking at right is Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, the Vatican spokesman. A new papal commission is looking at how Vatican media outlets can better communicate the church's message. (CNS photo | Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY — A new papal commission is looking at how Vatican media outlets can better communicate the church’s message “of healing, of love, of hope, and … Read More

All nations need to respond to terrorism, Vatican official tells U.N.

King Abdullah II of Jordan, second from left, meets Sept. 23 in New York with U.S. President Barack Obama and representatives from Irag and from five Arab countries that have participated in airstrikes against ISIS. On Sept. 24, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican's secretary of state, told the U.N. Security Council that addressing the escalation of terrorism requires a shared commitment from all nations. (CNS photo | Spencer Platt, EPA)

UNITED NATIONS — Addressing the U.N. Security Council Sept. 24, the Vatican’s secretary of state said “terrorism represents a fundamental threat to our common humanity” and its … Read More

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Pope Francis and religious journalism

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John Allen, Vatican correspondent for The Boston Globe, right, is pictured with Greg Erlandson, president and publisher of Our Sunday Visitor, at a Catholic Press Association convention. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

The Francis Effect is real and religious journalism owes Pope Francis a holy high five. Since his election March 13, 2013, the Catholic Church has been garnering … Read More

She smiles her way to success

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Amy Kawula, advertising and marketing manager for The Compass. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

Last month I was asked to write a column for The Catholic Journalist, newspaper for the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada (CPA), about … Read More

A photographer’s take on the sign of peace

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Then-Archbishop Timothy Dolan gives a newly ordained deacon an embrace during the sign of peace in 2007. (Photo by Sam Lucero)

The celebration of Mass was in the news this week after a letter from the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments was made public. The … Read More