Fund Run for Catholic Education | See photos on Flickr

Family takes radical step, sells possessions and begins missionary life

Deacon who ministers to immigrants receives award from St. Norbert College

Catholic student exchange program welcomes second-generation participant

Volunteering is in their blood | Your Catholic Neighbors: Harold and Bev Paye


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

Pickerel parish celebrates centennial

Bishop Ricken will join parishioners for anniversary Mass Sept. 21

Members of the St. Mary Parish’s centennial planning committee stand outside the Pickerel church. From left, back row, are Bill Heinen, Bonnie Young, Pat Marquardt, Nancy Killoren and Grace Bostwick. Front row: Virg Kruzitski, Mary Guenther, Ray Bostwick, Ben Clark and Carol Marquardt. (Lisa Haefs | For The Compass)

PICKEREL — St. Mary Catholic Church, built through the labor of pioneer settlers and financially nourished by hundreds of chicken dinners and picnics, will celebrate its centennial … Read More

St. Philip Parish celebrates 75th anniversary Sept. 24

Changing demographics mean changing face of parish

St. Philip the Apostle parishioners gather for a photo Sept. 15. Pictured from left are Bill Noel, Roger and Nancy Vanden Langenberg, Mary and James Prosser, Jill Verheyen, Mariano Navarro and Joy Peterson. The parish will celebrate its 75th anniversary with a Mass on Sept. 24. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

GREEN BAY — St. Philip the Apostle Parish, formed in 1938, continues to change with the times, reaching out to its faithful parishioners as it completes the … Read More


Growing secularization seen weakening place of religion in U.S. society

Pictured is the first page of the U.S. Constitution, the fundamental law of the government. It was written in 1787 in Philadelphia by 55 delegates to the Constitutional Convention. It is the oldest written national constitution still in use. (CNS photo | courtesy of National Archives)

NEW YORK — Religious liberty is under aggressive assault on many fronts in a culture increasingly insensitive to rights guaranteed by the First Amendment to U.S. Constitution, … Read More

U.S. physician-deacon now in Liberia felt called to help Ebola patients

A Liberian nurse disinfects a looted mattress taken from a school that was used as an Ebola isolation unit in Monrovia, Liberia, Aug. 19. (CNS photo | Ahmed Jallanzo, EPA)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — According to the World Health Organization, the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has infected at least 4,784 people, and claimed the lives of more … Read More

Philadelphia meeting, synods will be part of global debate on families

No word yet on Pope Francis visit

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia speaks during a press conference at the Vatican Sept.16. Archbishop Chaput announced officially that the next World Meeting of Families will be held in Philadelphia Sept. 22-27, 2015. (CNS photo |Tony Gentile, Reuters)

VATICAN CITY — The World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia in September 2015 will serve as a forum for debating issues on the agenda for the world … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

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