Syrian refugees’ reactions mixed to airstrikes against Islamic State

All nations need to respond to terrorism, Vatican official tells U.N.

For Marquette University’s first lay president, faith comes first

They give their time to shelter others | Your Catholic Neighbors: Paul and Sharon Bauer

Sacrifice Beads: When was the last time you offered the little things up to God?

Vatican media need to ‘up their game,’ says adviser


Bishop Ricken approves new association of faithful

‘Friends of Jesus Christ, High Priest’ will offer spiritual support for priests

ALLOUEZ — A new private association of the faithful has been formally established by Bishop David Ricken in the Diocese of Green Bay. “Friends of Jesus Christ, … Read More

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


Missouri spokesman confirms apostolic visitation

Archbishop conducts interviews with Bishop Finn and others in diocese

WASHINGTON — A diocesan spokesman confirmed that a Canadian archbishop conducted an apostolic visitation to the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., to conduct interviews with Bishop … Read More

Art forger once posed as Jesuit priest to give his work away

Mark Landis is shown at home and at work on a "Picasso" in a scene from the documentary "Art and Craft," about an art forger who once posed as Jesuit priest who gave his work away. (CNS photo | Sam Cullman, courtesy Oscilloscope Laboratories)

WASHINGTON — If you are of the mind that it is better to give than to receive, then this story is for you. It has to do … Read More

Syrian refugees’ reactions mixed to airstrikes against Islamic State

Syrian refugees wait at the Turkish border near Sanliurfa, Sept. 24. Some Syrian refugees in Jordan say they welcome the military intervention to diminish Islamic State power, while others blame Syrian President Bashar Assad for turning a "blind eye" to infiltration by foreign militants. (CNS photo | Sedat Suna, EPA)

AMMAN, Jordan — Ask Syrian refugees sheltering in neighboring Jordan about the advent of U.S.-led strikes against Islamic State militants in their homeland, and the reactions will … 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