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Hispanic parents enlist youth for parish ministries

Director of Casa ALBA Melanie has an exit plan

Appleton parishes team up for Habitat for Humanity’s Catholic Build

New Evangelization Symposium held in Manitowoc

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Feminists for Life leader is keynote speaker at St. Norbert College event

Serrin Foster address highlights Pro-Life Week sponsored by Knights for Life

Serrin Foster, president of Feminists for Life, addresses a standing-room crowd at the St. Norbert College Bemis International Center April 30. Foster was invited to speak on campus by the student group Knights for Life as part of their second annual Pro-Life Week. (Scott Eastman | For The Compass)

DE PERE — Knights for Life, the pro-life student organization at St. Norbert College, sponsored the second annual Pro-Life Week, April 27-May 1, highlighted by a presentation … Read More

Fr. Charles Shebuski, senior priest, dies

Fr. Charles Shebuski

ALLOUEZ — Fr. Charles Shebuski, who later this month would have marked the 50-year anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood, died April 30 at age 77. … Read More

Hispanic parents enlist youth for parish ministries

Through Discípulos de Cristo program, St. Willebrord families put faith into action

Julianna Zuniga and Angel Arjon carry a basket with CRS Rice Bowls in procession during Mass at St. Willebrord Church in Green Bay April 26. The rice bowls held donations that members of Amigos de Jesus, the St. Willebrord youth group, raised during Lent. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

GREEN BAY — Juanita Fiscal and her husband, Julio Zúñiga, enrolled in the Discípulos de Cristo lay formation program, sponsored by the Diocese of Green Bay, three … Read More


Baltimore prays for peace, progress in addressing systemic injustices

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan and first lady Yumi Hogan pray during Mass at St. Peter Claver Church in Baltimore May 3. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake lifted a 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew that day she had imposed on the city after a night of looting and arson April 27. The violence followed the death of Freddie Gray, who died from injuries suffered while in the police custody. Hogan had called for a day of prayer and reconciliation May 3. (CNS photo/Sait Serkan Gurbuz, Reuters)

BALTIMORE — Prayer provides the strength and patience needed to love neighbors and will help Baltimoreans as they addresses the injustices that led to a night of … Read More

Vatican unveils logo, prayer, details of Holy Year of Mercy

This is the logo for the Holy Year of Mercy, which opens Dec. 8 and runs until Nov. 20, 2016. (CNS | courtesy of Pontifical Council for Promoting New Evangelization)

VATICAN CITY — The Holy Year of Mercy will be an opportunity to encourage Christians to meet people’s “real needs” with concrete assistance, to experience a “true … Read More

In paintings, Syrian artist shows the pain war has caused his country

An oil over acrylic painting called "Judgment" by Syrian artist Essa Neima. (CNS photo | courtesy Essa Neima)

WASHINGTON — The sad realities of Syria’s civil war permeate the paintings of Essa Neima, a 34-year-old Syrian national. At a recent exhibit, his oil on acrylic … Read More

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Links in a chain

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

In work for the church and at the diocesan level, you often realize that news reporting for the Catholic Press is a long line of interwoven history … Read More

Would you like to ride with the risen Christ?

Sam Lucero | The Compass

The Risen Christ hot air balloon.

The May issue of U.S. Catholic has a short article about a hot air balloon created by Sky Sail Balloons Inc., in cooperation with The Joyful Noiseletter. … Read More

What was off is on again

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

There wasn’t going to be a free meal — at least not this Easter in Appleton. In The Compass (3/27/15) print edition, you’ll find the annual list … Read More