Parish program is an exercise for body, soul

Pickerel parish celebrates centennial

St. Philip Parish celebrates 75th anniversary Sept. 24

Compass in Classroom program offering teacher worksheets

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Compass in Classroom program offering teacher worksheets


The Compass, newspaper for the Diocese of Green Bay, is collaborating with other diocesan departments on a new feature for children. In September, as part of its … Read More

Parish program is an exercise for body, soul

‘Road to Bethlehem’ an exercise in health, spirituality

Members of Resurrection Parish participate in “The Journey, Walking the Road to Bethlehem” Sept. 14. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

ALLOUEZ — A local parish is already planning for Christmas — by getting in shape this fall. Resurrection Parish in Allouez kicked off its “The Journey, Walking … Read More

Pickerel parish celebrates centennial

Bishop Ricken will join parishioners for anniversary Mass Sept. 21

Members of the St. Mary Parish’s centennial planning committee stand outside the Pickerel church. From left, back row, are Bill Heinen, Bonnie Young, Pat Marquardt, Nancy Killoren and Grace Bostwick. Front row: Virg Kruzitski, Mary Guenther, Ray Bostwick, Ben Clark and Carol Marquardt. (Lisa Haefs | For The Compass)

PICKEREL — St. Mary Catholic Church, built through the labor of pioneer settlers and financially nourished by hundreds of chicken dinners and picnics, will celebrate its centennial … Read More


Scot bishops hope Catholics join public debate after independence vote

Dejected supporters from the "Yes" Campaign walk through George Square in Glasgow, Scotland, early Sept. 19. Scotland's First Minister Alec Salmond conceded defeat the same day over his bid to win independence and demanded the British government rapidly meet its promise of more powers for Edinburgh. (CNS photo | Paul Hackett, Reuters)

MANCHESTER, England — The Catholic bishops of Scotland said they accept the results of referendum in which Scot voters rejected independence. In a Sept. 19 statement, the … Read More

Cardinals seeking doctrinal war?

German cardinal sees debate over Communion for divorced, remarried

German Cardinal Walter Kasper, pictured in a Feb. 21 photo, is a proponent of changing church practice to allow divorced and civilly remarried Catholics to receive Communion. In a Sept. 18 interview, Cardinal Kasper responded to criticism from some of h is fellow cardinals over the Communion issue, suggesting they might be seeking a "doctrinal war" whose ultimate target was Pope Francis. (CNS photo | Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY — The extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family will not open until Oct. 5, but some of its most prominent members are already publicly … Read More

N.J. man recalls vision cure attributed to Sister Miriam’s intercession

Sr. Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, a Sister of Charity who died at age 26 in 1927, will be the first American to be beatified in the United States. Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect of the Vatican Congregation for Saints' Causes, will be the main celebrant o f a special Mass Oct. 4 at the Cathedral Basilica of Sacred Heart in Newark, N.J. Sister Miriam Teresa is pictured in an undated portrait. (CNS photo | courtesy of Sisters of Charity of St. Elizabeth)

NEWARK, N.J. — Michael Mencer, 58, well remembers the September day in 1964 when he was walking home from St. Anastasia School in Teaneck. His third-grade teacher, … Read More

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Pope Francis and religious journalism

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John Allen, Vatican correspondent for The Boston Globe, right, is pictured with Greg Erlandson, president and publisher of Our Sunday Visitor, at a Catholic Press Association convention. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

The Francis Effect is real and religious journalism owes Pope Francis a holy high five. Since his election March 13, 2013, the Catholic Church has been garnering … Read More

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