Local Catholics help Haitians raise, care for goats

Parish, city collaborate on summer recreation program

UW-Oshkosh Newman Center to offer student housing this fall

Two women reach milestones with Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity

Appleton woman enters A New Genesis community

Retired nurse finds new ways to comfort | Your Catholic Neighbor: Mary Thomas

Film ‘Mary of Nazareth’ now available for parish, school screenings


Local Catholics help Haitians raise, care for goats

Family travels to Haiti to help with goat project

Haitian villagers wait to have their goats tagged, immunized and cleaned as part of a goat project provided by Hands and Hearts of Haiti. (Submitted Photo | For The Compass)

GREEN BAY— A little girl sat quietly outside the school in Mirebalais, Haiti. She longed to enter as class was being conducted inside. Unfortunately, her family could … Read More

Parish, city collaborate on summer recreation program

Holy Rosary Child Care in Kewaunee operates city’s afternoon summer program for kids

KAPS teacher Heidi Berg walks with students from Holy Rosary School in Kewaunee to Baylake Bank during the summer recreation program’s field trip. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

KEWAUNEE — Holy Rosary Parish’s child care program has a 25-year history of providing child care to parish families. For the past three years, the parish also … Read More

UW-Oshkosh Newman Center to offer student housing this fall

Newman Student House, which will house up to 28 students, is seeking residents

The building known as Siena Apartments on High Street will be renamed Newman Student House, offering living space for 28 students within walking distance to UW-Oshkosh. (Jeannette Merten | For The Compass)

OSHKOSH — Newman Student House, a faith-based community apartment complex, will open for the fall semester of 2014 at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. It is operated by … Read More


Film ‘Mary of Nazareth’ now available for parish, school screenings

Luca Marinelli portrays Joseph and Alissa Jung is Mary in a scene from the movie "Mary of Nazareth." The film, released in theaters last January, is now being made available for screenings at parishes and schools around the U.S. (CNS photo | courtesy of Ignatius Press)

WASHINGTON — Viewing the movie “Mary of Nazareth” at a parish or school screening will enable Catholics to have a greater and a more profound understanding of … Read More

Text said to evacuate, but Gaza parish staff had nowhere to go

Priest: “This war is absurd.”

Smoke rises from Gaza City after an Israeli airstrike July 29. (CNS photo | Mohammed Saber, EPA)

JERUSALEM — When the staff at the lone Catholic parish in the Gaza Strip received text warnings to evacuate the premises, they had nowhere to go. Fr. … Read More

Obama nominates rabbi as ambassador-at-large for religious freedom

Rabbi David Saperstein in a 2008 file photo. (CNS photo | Paul Haring)

WASHINGTON — Rabbi David Saperstein, director and counsel of the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, is President Barack Obama’s nominee to be ambassador-at-large for international religious … Read More

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St. Gregory Cemetery in St. Nazianz

Sam Lucero | The Compass

A statue of St. Anthony of Padua holding infant Jesus at St. Gregory Cemetery in St. Nazianz. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

Last week I traveled to St. Nazianz, located in southern Manitowoc County, on assignment and discovered the St. Gregory Parish Cemetery. It is quite a peaceful place, … Read More

War to end all war

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

My cousin serves at the U.S. Embassy in Serbia. When he visited this summer, he said he was surprised that there were no World War I events … Read More

Another invitation for Pope Francis

Sam Lucero | The Compass


It looks like Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt is not the only person trying to reel in the big fish: Pope Francis. Last February, Mayor Schmitt announced … Read More