Raised a Catholic but not baptized, Deschane joins church

From Micronesia to Appleton, parish welcomes new member

Encounter evenings bring young adults together for prayer, fellowship

He’s back to his art after beating cancer | Your Catholic Neighbor: Dean Konop

Sister helps build her community’s successful ministries

Bishop Ricken celebrates annual Rural Life Day Mass in Tisch Mills


Raised a Catholic but not baptized, Deschane joins church

Crivitz native to receive sacraments of initiation at Prince of Peace Church

Jenny Deschane, a junior at UW-Green Bay, will receive the sacraments of baptism, confirmation and first Communion at the Easter Vigil at Prince of Peace Church in Green Bay. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

GREEN BAY — When a parish welcomes a potential new member “with open arms” it signals that they are doing the true work of evangelization. And the … Read More

From Micronesia to Appleton, parish welcomes new member

Guided by his brother, Jerome Engichy to be confirmed at Easter Vigil

Jerome Engichy, seated, will receive the sacrament of confirmation at the Easter Vigil this Saturday at St. Therese Church in Appleton. His brother, Kennedy, standing, is serving as his sponsor. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

APPLETON — Faith and family led the Engichy brothers to the RCIA program at St. Therese Parish. Kennedy Engichy is the sponsor for his younger brother, Jerome, … Read More

Sister helps build her community’s successful ministries

Franciscan Sisters’ Sponsored Ministries include health care and education fields

Sr. Laura Wolf has guided the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity’s health care ministries since 1985. In 2012, her role expanded when the religious community added Silver Lake College to the sponsored ministries operation. (Benjamin Wideman | For The Compass)

MANITOWOC — For the past 30 years, Sr. Laura Wolf has been nurturing the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sponsored Ministries Inc. “This sounds paternalistic, but I … Read More


Lesson of Special Olympics is ‘all life is beautiful,’ says Shriver

Special Olympics chairman Tim Shriver, back center, applauds after Ziya Somay, center, signs the title of his new book, "Fully Alive." Our Lady of Mercy Parish in Potomac, Md., hosted a book party for Shriver. (CNS photo/Michael Hoyt, Catholic Standard)

WASHINGTON  — Tim Shriver says his new book, “Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most,” is “really a long thank-you letter to a lot of people who helped … Read More

No murder charge in unborn baby’s death called ‘travesty of justice’

DENVER — Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila called it “a travesty of justice” that under Colorado law no murder charges could be filed against a woman accused … Read More

Church directives seek to keep mafia out of Easter processions

VATICAN CITY — The bishop of a southern Italian diocese has issued new directives aimed at keeping the mafia out of this year’s Easter processions. Commonly called … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

What was off is on again

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

There wasn’t going to be a free meal — at least not this Easter in Appleton. In The Compass (3/27/15) print edition, you’ll find the annual list … Read More

Remembering Romero

Sam Lucero | The Compass

Our guide, a Salvadoran sister who knew Archbishop Oscar Romero, stands outside his former residence. A bust was erected near the entrance. (Sam Lucero photo)

I have had a devotion to Archbishop Oscar Romero since learning about him and the civil war that plagued El Salvador from 1979 to 1992. About five … Read More

Pope Francis: Two years and counting

Sam Lucero | The Compass

A video posted by (@newsva) on Mar 13, 2015 at 2:29am PDT Two years ago today, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio stepped onto the balcony of St. … Read More