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Classmates recovering from cancer form special bond

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Trio continues running tradition at Lourdes Academy

St. Francis Xavier Parish celebrates 150 years | See our photo gallery

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Mark Ricken, Bishop Ricken’s brother, dies

Mark Ricken

LA JUNTA, Colo. — Mark Alan Ricken, 64, of Centennial, Colo., and former La Junta resident, passed from this life at the Porter Hospice Center in Centennial … Read More

Classmates recovering from cancer form special bond

Catholic school system offers support for Neenah students, holds ‘Be Brave, Go Bald’ event

Fifth graders Hanna Sherwood, left, and Luke Peters and second grader Nathan Schraven, are students at St. Margaret Mary Elementary School in Neenah. Hanna and Luke are recovering from brain cancer while Nathan is recovering from leukemia. (Steve Wideman | For The Compass)

NEENAH — On a recent morning at St. Margaret Mary School, fifth-grade classmates Hanna Sherwood and Luke Peters, along with second grader Nathan Schraven, stand near the … Read More

Local groups provide free Easter meals

ALLOUEZ — It’s been a long winter and it seemed as if spring would never come. But Easter is coming and we will celebrate the triumph of … Read More


Priests on front line in Italy’s battle against Mafias

Pope Francis receives a stole that belonged to Father Giuseppe Diana, who was killed by the mafia, from Fr. Luigi Ciotti during a prayer service with family members of victims of organized crime at the Church of St. Gregory VII in Rome March 21. Fr. Ciotti is the founder of Libera, an Italian anti-mafia group. (CNS photo | Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ dramatic appearance at a March prayer vigil with the families of Mafia victims, where he said he would plead on bended knee … Read More

Killings at Jewish community center mourned; Catholic woman among dead

A police officer guards the entrance to the scene of a shooting at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kan., April 13. A gunman opened fire at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City that day, killing three people, police said. (CNS photo | Dave Kaup, Reuters)

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Outpourings of grief and support came in response to the murder of three people at two Jewish-run facilities in the Kansas City suburb … Read More

White House Easter breakfast tempers somber events with Christian hope

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington is greeted by White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough at an Easter prayer breakfast in the East Room of the White House in Washington April 14. The breakfast, a tradition begun by U.S. President Barack Obama and held around Easter each year, brings together Christian religious leaders from across the country, both prominent and grass-roots workers. (CNS photo | Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

WASHINGTON — An Easter prayer breakfast at the White House April 14 started on a somber note as President Barack Obama acknowledged the deaths the day before … Read More

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More on Joey Pickett

Sam Lucero | The Compass

Joey Pickett (Photo courtesy of Sherie Pickett)

The title of this blog is Compass GPS, as in Going Places with the Staff. It’s an opportunity to share information, anecdotes and other experiences that don’t … Read More

A Pope Francis effect?

Sam Lucero | The Compass


Is there such a thing as a “Pope Francis effect”? If you use The Compass Facebook page as an indicator, the answer would be an indisputable yes. … Read More

Congratulations Roncalli

Jeff Kurowski | The Compass

Congratulations to the Roncalli boys basketball team on reaching the Division 3 state semifinals. The Jets fell 48-45 to Brown Deer in an outstanding game in Madison. … Read More