Remembering abuse survivors

Every 98 seconds, someone in the United States experiences sexual assault, according to the National Sexual Assault Hotline. While the number of assaults has fallen by more … Read More

Reconnecting neighborhoods

Howdy, neighbor! Today those words sound like the opening line from an episode of “The Andy Griffith Show.” It seems that neighborly interaction is a thing of … Read More

Health care is a human right

Four years ago, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina, walked out of the Sistine Chapel and onto the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica as Pope … Read More

Lent and the post-truth world

The Oxford Dictionaries’ 2016 “Word of the Year” was “post-truth.” The OED defines “post-truth” as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential … Read More

A culture of encounter

In his message for Lent, Pope Francis focuses on the parable of the rich man and Lazarus found in Luke’s Gospel. While one man is surrounded by … Read More

Lent: Are you up for phone fast?

This issue of The Compass offers some ideas and suggestions for making the most of Lent. Of course, there are other ways to “turn away from sin … Read More

Refugees and safety concerns

The ongoing debate about allowing refugees into this country is often framed by safety concerns. Are we compromising national security by allowing people from certain Mideast countries, … Read More

Parishes help us share the Good News

Today we constantly read social media reports of “fake news.” We are told we now live in a “post-truth” society, where we pick and choose our own … Read More

Refugee ban is misguided

In last week’s editorial, we urged readers to follow Pope Francis’ example and offer prayers for the new president. We quoted from the pope’s letter to President … Read More

Time to follow pope’s example

Following his inauguration on Jan. 20, Donald J. Trump became the 45th president of the United States. Like any new relationship, it may take time for Americans … Read More