Art forger once posed as Jesuit priest to give his work away

Tour gives visitors glimpse of Belgian roadside chapels

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Tour gives visitors glimpse of Belgian roadside chapels

Roadside chapels still popular in local communities

During a Sept. 23 tour of Belgian roadside chapels, Jean Callan, left, Carol Felhofer and Annette Townsend get an up-close view of Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel, near Misiere. Townsend was visiting Wisconsin from Lincoln, England. (Monica Sawyn | For The Compass)

STURGEON BAY — If you think Belgian roadside chapels are a devout relic of the past, you’d be half right. It’s true the custom of building small … Read More

Compass accepting nominations for 2015 ‘Faith That Works’ Awards


ALLOUEZ — To recognize those in business who promote the common good, The Compass invites readers and parish leadership to nominate candidates for the second annual “Faith … Read More

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


Evidence collected for Father Tolton’s sainthood cause heads to Vatican

This prayer card promoting the canonization cause of Father Augustus Tolton, the first recognized U.S. diocesan priest of African descent, has been distributed by the Archdiocese of Chicago. Chicago Cardinal Francis E. George has formally closed the investigation into the life and virtues of the sainthood candidate. (CNS photo | Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)

CHICAGO — With prayers, songs and sealing wax, Cardinal Francis E. George of Chicago formally closed the investigation into the life and virtues of Father Augustus Tolton … Read More

Missouri spokesman confirms apostolic visitation

Archbishop conducts interviews with Bishop Finn and others in diocese

WASHINGTON — A diocesan spokesman confirmed that a Canadian archbishop conducted an apostolic visitation to the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., to conduct interviews with Bishop … Read More

Art forger once posed as Jesuit priest to give his work away

Mark Landis is shown at home and at work on a "Picasso" in a scene from the documentary "Art and Craft," about an art forger who once posed as Jesuit priest who gave his work away. (CNS photo | Sam Cullman, courtesy Oscilloscope Laboratories)

WASHINGTON — If you are of the mind that it is better to give than to receive, then this story is for you. It has to do … 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