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

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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

Compass honors 7 Catholics for living out their faith in the workplace

Bishop Ricken presents ‘Faith That Works’ Awards to honorees

The Compass held a presentation ceremony April 11 at the St. Francis Xavier Conference Center for winners of the inaugural Faith That Works Award. The winners are Karean VanEss Wagner, left, Robin Van Zeeland, Ronald Christensen, Scott Crevier, Howard Healy, Nan Pahl and Deacon Kevin DeCleene. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

ALLOUEZ — Seven men and women, recognized for living out their faith in the marketplace, were honored by Bishop David Ricken during a Mass and awards ceremony … Read More


Priests on front line in Italy’s battle against Mafias

Pope Francis receives a stole that belonged to Father Giuseppe Diana, who was killed by the mafia, from Fr. Luigi Ciotti during a prayer service with family members of victims of organized crime at the Church of St. Gregory VII in Rome March 21. Fr. Ciotti is the founder of Libera, an Italian anti-mafia group. (CNS photo | Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis’ dramatic appearance at a March prayer vigil with the families of Mafia victims, where he said he would plead on bended knee … Read More

Killings at Jewish community center mourned; Catholic woman among dead

A police officer guards the entrance to the scene of a shooting at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City in Overland Park, Kan., April 13. A gunman opened fire at two Jewish facilities near Kansas City that day, killing three people, police said. (CNS photo | Dave Kaup, Reuters)

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Outpourings of grief and support came in response to the murder of three people at two Jewish-run facilities in the Kansas City suburb … Read More

White House Easter breakfast tempers somber events with Christian hope

Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington is greeted by White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough at an Easter prayer breakfast in the East Room of the White House in Washington April 14. The breakfast, a tradition begun by U.S. President Barack Obama and held around Easter each year, brings together Christian religious leaders from across the country, both prominent and grass-roots workers. (CNS photo | Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

WASHINGTON — An Easter prayer breakfast at the White House April 14 started on a somber note as President Barack Obama acknowledged the deaths the day before … 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