Diocese announces purchase of building to house resource center for homeless

Bishop Ricken challenges Catholics to be evangelists

Wausaukee parish celebrates 125 years

Community celebrates 150th anniversary of Stangelville parish

Shawano parochial schools’ partnership results in grant

Blahniks say new leadership roles are part of God’s plan

She’s in a class all her own | Your Catholic Neighbor: Pat Kelly


Diocese announces purchase of building to house resource center for homeless

Micah Center will be operated by St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter

A view of the building located on 700 East Walnut St., future home of the Micah Center, which will provide the homeless with daytime shelter and resources for job training. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

GREEN BAY — The Diocese of Green Bay announced Aug. 27 the purchase of a building that will house a daytime shelter and resource center for the … Read More

Blahniks say new leadership roles are part of God’s plan

Husband, wife are New Catholic school administrators

Todd and Crystal Blahnik will join diocesan Catholic school systems this fall. Todd is the new director of Catholic educational services for St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System in Appleton and Crystal is new principal at St. Bernard School in Green Bay. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

GREEN BAY — Whether home is the Northern Mariana Islands, the capital of the Lone Star State or northeast Wisconsin, Crystal and Todd Blahnik believe it’s God’s … Read More

Shawano parochial schools’ partnership results in grant

Catholic, Lutheran schools team up to seek funding; effort pays off with $150,000 grant

Elisha Wagenson, left, principal of Sacred Heart School in Shawano, watches as students try out new Chromebook laptops during the school’s open house Aug. 21. The laptops were purchased with grant money the school received through a partnership with St. James Lutheran School in Shawano. Pictured with Wagenson are Jonah Zuiches, left, Paul Meisner, Dakota Miller and Isabella Martens. (Sue Simoens | For The Compass)

GREEN BAY — Parochial schools in rural Wisconsin face many challenges to their existence. Thanks to two businessmen with backgrounds in grant writing and two principals open … Read More


Catholic schools determine how to take part in ALS fundraising effort

Fausin Weber, headmaster, left, and Deacon Brian Edwards, chair of the theology department at Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville, Tenn., were doused with ice water in the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” at half time at the school’s Aug. 22 football game. Proceeds were donated to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute in Iowa City, Iowa, which sponsors ALS research without using embryonic stem cells. (CNS photo | Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register)

WASHINGTON — The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a major fundraising effort that began this summer to raise money to research a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or … Read More

Panic, hunger spread among quarantined West Africans in Ebola areas

Liberian police in protective clothing control residents of Monrovia's West Point neighborhood waiting for food rations to be handed out Aug. 21. Church workers say hunger and panic are major problems in Liberia and Sierra Leone as neighborhoods are sealed off in an effort to curb the spread of Ebola. (CNS photo | Ahmed Jallanzo, EPA)

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Hunger and panic are spreading among people unable to work because of restrictions aimed at containing the spread of Ebola in Liberia … Read More

Cardinal George joins cancer drug clinical trial

Chicago Cardinal Francis E. George is pictured in this March 7 file photo. Cardinal George has enrolled in a clinical trial to treat his cancer. (CNS photo | Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)

CHICAGO — Chicago Cardinal Francis E. George is participating in a clinical research trial for a new cancer drug, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced Aug. 22. Cardinal … 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