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Thanks to volunteers, medical mission trips to Haiti a success

Friends of Haiti volunteers repackage medical supplies

Pete Lemere, left, and other Friends of Haiti volunteers repackage medication into plastic bags for easier distribution. The pill packing project was held July 29. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

GREEN BAY — Friends of Haiti medical missions begin well before volunteers board the plane en route to impoverished regions of the Caribbean country. Starting three months … Read More

Domestic violence agency renames center in honor of former director

Rainbow House honors Trish Waschbisch, victim of domestic abuse

Jessica Honish, an advocate for victims of domestic violence, holds a plaque honoring the late Patricia Waschbisch, who was killed by her boyfriend in Peshtigo last year. The plaque was unveiled July 30, when the Rainbow House building was renamed in Waschbisch’s honor. (Manu Junemann | For The Compass)

MARINETTE — Patricia “Trish” Waschbisch was a Catholic who kept her faith in God despite the challenges to belief she saw daily in her job as an … Read More

Bishop Ricken joins St. Augustine parishioners for anniversary Mass

Wausaukee parish to celebrate 125th anniversary on Aug. 24


WAUSAUKEE — On Aug. 24, a parish with roots in France, Ireland and Wisconsin’s north woods logging will celebrate its 125th anniversary. St. Augustine Parish in Wausaukee … Read More


Archbishop Coakley drops lawsuit after stolen consecrated host returned

OKLAHOMA CITY — A stolen consecrated host that was at the center of a lawsuit filed by Archbishop Paul S. Coakley and intended for use at a … Read More

Pope phones family of slain U.S. journalist

U.S. journalist James Foley speaks at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism in Evanston, Ill., after being released from imprisonment in Libya in 2011. Foley, a freelance war correspondent from New Hampshire and a Marquette University alum, was killed at the hands of the Islamic State militant group. (CNS photo | Tommy Giglio, Northwestern University via Reuters)

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis phoned the bereaved family of a U.S. journalist killed by Islamic State militants in Syria. Jesuit Fr. Federico Lombardi, Vatican spokesman, said … Read More

Judge OKs ban on doctors prescribing abortion drugs via video system

DES MOINES, Iowa — An Iowa judge Aug. 19 upheld a state medical board’s ban on a first-in-the-nation videoconferencing system that allows physicians in different locations to … Read More

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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

St. Gregory Cemetery in St. Nazianz

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A statue of St. Anthony of Padua holding infant Jesus at St. Gregory Cemetery in St. Nazianz. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

Last week I traveled to St. Nazianz, located in southern Manitowoc County, on assignment and discovered the St. Gregory Parish Cemetery. It is quite a peaceful place, … Read More