Catholics Come Home founder visits Door County

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Students knit caps, scarves for needy

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Catholics Come Home founder visits Door County

Peterson says Catholics Come Home TV advertising campaign continues to grow

Tom Peterson signs a copy of his book, “Catholics Come Home,” for Gina Morgan, a member of Corpus Christi Parish in Sturgeon Bay, during an appearance there Nov. 20. (Monica Sawyn | For The Compass)

STURGEON BAY — The church was still dark, but people moved quietly to adjust the huge screen in the front, to check the sound, to set the … Read More

Students knit caps, scarves for needy

Christ Caps project benefits local charitable agencies during Advent

Belle Weddig, forefront, and others gather at the UW-Oshkosh Newman Center Nov. 13 to knit and crochet hats as charity for infants. The project, called Christ Caps, began in October and runs through Advent. (Jeannette Merten | For The Compass)

OSHKOSH — When members of Titan Catholics, a Catholic student organization at UW-Oshkosh, decided to start a service project knitting caps and scarves, they brainstormed for a … Read More

Diocesan Council of Catholic Women celebrates 90th anniversary

Bishop Ricken thanks women for years of service to diocese

Fr. Don Everts, DCCW spiritual advisor, and Paula Friemuth, DCCW president, address the assembly of women gathered at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral for a Mass celebrating the group’s 90th anniversary. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

GREEN BAY — At a Mass celebrating the Green Bay Diocesan Council of Catholic Women’s 90th anniversary, Bishop David Ricken told approximately 150 women that he was … Read More


The world will end with peace, not annihilation, Pope Francis says

Pope Francis kisses a baby as he leaves the general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Nov. 26. (CNS photo | Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY — Believing in eternity and in the final establishment of the kingdom of God, Christians throughout history — starting with the disciples — were filled … Read More

Empowering women can lead to solutions for hunger, poverty, report says

Esther Maoriba works in a cooperative farming project run by United Methodist Women in the Southern Sudan village of Pisak in this 2011 file photo. Peanuts, pineapple, corn, sorghum and beans are grown to raise money for the women and their families. (CNS photo | Paul Jeffrey)

WASHINGTON — In the fight against worldwide hunger and poverty, a new report found that when women are empowered, everyone wins. The Bread for the World Institute, … Read More

After grand jury report, archbishop urges Ferguson, ‘Choose peace!’

St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson greets parishioners of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Church in Ferguson, Mo., Nov. 24 following a prayer service. The service was held as violence began to erupt in the town following the announcement that a St. Louis County grand jury determined there was not enough evidence to indict Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown. (CNS photo/Lisa Johnston, St. Louis Review)

ST. LOUIS — Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis urged residents of Ferguson, “Choose peace!” He made the comment in a statement Nov. 24 following the … 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