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Diocese welcomes more than 200 members into church


GREEN BAY — Parishes around the diocese will welcome at least 219 new members into the church on April 19, at the Easter Vigil.These newest members, called … Read More

Bishop Ricken leads healing service for survivors of sexual abuse

‘For our diocese it was the right time,’ says Bishop Ricken

Bishop David Ricken exposes the Blessed Sacrament for individual veneration by victims-survivors of sexual abuse, including clergy abuse, during a special prayer service at St. Thomas More Church in Appleton. (Steve Wideman | For The Compass)

APPLETON — Beads of perspiration form on Bishop David Ricken’s forehead as he holds steady before Barb Bayer’s unwavering eyes a monstrance carrying the Blessed Sacrament. “I … Read More

Oshkosh artist says he draws religious art to ‘bring others to Christ’

Oshkosh artist Brian L. Keliher works on his latest drawing, a depiction of Christ embracing and offering comfort and forgiveness to a figure representing all people who choose to come to him. (Steve Wideman | For The Compass)

OSHKOSH — Cloistered among cardboard boxes and unused household items, with a single light bulb for illumination, Brian Keliher routinely escaped to his basement to use sticks … Read More


Deportation order seen as justice ‘finally’ served for atrocities

El Salvador's former defense minister living in Florida to be deported

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A deportation order for El Salvador’s former defense minister who lives in Florida but presided over an era of atrocities and torture … Read More

Homeless San Francisco man among thousands joining church through RCIA

SAN FRANCISCO  — A homeless San Francisco man was among the thousands of Americans who joined the Catholic Church over the Easter weekend through their participation in … Read More

Parish installs Marian shrine to bring comfort to those with addictions

A visitor prays before a shrine to Our Lady of Light, featuring a painting by Oblate Brother Michael (Mickey) O'Neill McGrath, at Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Darby, Pa. The painting is intended to give comfort to people who suffer from substance abuse, and it's titled "Our Lady of Light, Help of the Addicted." (CNS photo/Sarah Webb,

DARBY, Pa. — Just about every Catholic Church has at least one and often several images of Mary, and that is certainly the case at Blessed Virgin … Read More

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More on Joey Pickett

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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