Court rules same-sex marriage legal nationwide

Fr. Edward Looney ordained to the priesthood

New deacon inspired to lead the journey to holiness

Catholic education partnership announced

Grief led to renewed faith life | Your Catholic Neighbor: Bonnie Zaborski-Beck

St. Gianna Molla medical clinic to open

Fr. Patrick Lloyd retires; served four rural parishes

Summer youth program thrives, strives for holiness

Bishop Emeritus Robert Banks consecrates new altar table at Sherwood church. See photos on Flickr.


Fr. Dennis Worzalla, jubilarian, dies

Fr. Dennis Worzalla

ALLOUEZ — Fr. Dennis Worzalla, who recently marked the 65-year anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, died on June 13 at age 90. Fr. Worzalla, a … Read More

Desotell named new president of GRACE

Kim Desotell

GREEN BAY — The Board of Directors of the 10-school Green Bay Area Catholic School system (GRACE) announced Kimberly Desotell as its new president. Desotell most recently … Read More

Summer youth program thrives, strives for holiness

The two Green Bay Totus Tuus teams, consisting of two women and two seminarians, will visit six parishes each over the course of the summer. The leaders have been preparing lesson plans, planning skits and practicing songs together.
Pictured from left to right: (bottom) Branden Timm, Noah Simmons, Cassian Utrie, Jon Hynek II (top) Lucy Schmitz, Chelsea Verges, Amanda Sattler, Malgorzata Waz. (Samantha Pallini | The Compass)

MENASHA — In 1987, a seminarian in the Diocese of Wichita, Kan., started a youth catechetical summer program named after Pope John Paul II’s Latin motto, Totus … Read More


Philippines not likely to recognize same-sex marriage, says spokesman

MANILA, Philippines — The predominantly Catholic Philippines, a U.S. colony for 50 years, is not likely to recognize same-sex marriage despite its legalization in the United States. … Read More

Court upholds execution drug protocol criticized as cruel and unusual

Protesters against the death penalty gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington June 29. (CNS photo | Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

WASHINGTON — In another in a series of bitterly divided end-of-term cases, the Supreme Court June 29 upheld the execution protocol used by Oklahoma and several other … Read More

Block on Kansas law said to leave unborn ‘vulnerable to painful death’

TOPEKA, Kan. — A Kansas District Court judge June 25 granted a temporary injunction against Kansas’ Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act, which was to take … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

Traveling the roads in Door and Kewaunee counties

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

Do you have a bathtub shrine? You know the ones: a cast iron tub set on end and half buried in the ground, with a religious statue … Read More

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