Court rules same-sex marriage legal nationwide

Fr. Edward Looney ordained to the priesthood

New deacon inspired to lead the journey to holiness

Catholic education partnership announced

Grief led to renewed faith life | Your Catholic Neighbor: Bonnie Zaborski-Beck

St. Gianna Molla medical clinic to open

Fr. Patrick Lloyd retires; served four rural parishes

Summer youth program thrives, strives for holiness

Bishop Emeritus Robert Banks consecrates new altar table at Sherwood church. See photos on Flickr.


The Compass honored with 12 press awards

CPA gives nod to paper’s editorials, senior section, advertising and feature articles from 2014

closeup of blue ribbon

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Compass was honored with 12 Catholic Press Awards from the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada during the 2015 Catholic … Read More

Youth center provides mix of opportunities ‘From Above’

Baking just one of activities available to youth

Carrie Zehms, pictured with sons Liam, 5, front, and Joshua, 11, founded From Above Youth Center and Bakery in Green Bay to provide a place for young people to come together to grow closer to God and deepen their faith knowledge.  (By Jeff Kurowski | The Compass)

GREEN BAY — Monster cookies, cupcakes, blueberry muffins, cake pops and other assorted baked goods make for a tough decision when seeking a sweet treat at From … Read More

Like Pope Francis, sister puts poor at forefront

‘I have a bent for the poor,’ says Sr. Carmody

Sr. Anne Margaret Carmody, left, chats with Vicky Lynn Lewandowski, a guest at Wellspring: A Place of Peace for Women in Green Bay. (Renae Bauer | Special to The Compass)

GREEN BAY — Celebrities might get the enviable VIP treatment but sisters are privy to something far more precious: people’s lives. That’s the experience of Sr. Anne Margaret … Read More


What popes do for summer

Papal summer: Benedict heads for hilltop villa, Francis trims schedule

Retired Pope Benedict XVI talks with Pope Francis during a meeting at the Vatican June 30. (CNS photo | L'Osservatore Romano via Reuters )

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis visited retired Pope Benedict XVI at his Vatican residence June 30 to wish him a happy summer. After a 30-minute visit from … Read More

Murdered mom of nine called ‘beautiful person’ who ‘radiated kindness’

Tamara Seidle, pictured in an undated photo, was killed in front of her 7-year-old daughter by her ex-husband, a police sergeant, on the morning of June 16. The mother of nine children ranging in age from 7 to 24, belonged to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Asbury Park, N.J., where she also was a religious educator and parish leader. (CNS photo | courtesy Seidle family)

ASBURY PARK, N.J. — Catholics and other members of the Asbury Park community remain shaken by the murder of a Catholic mother of nine who was a … Read More

Keeping Internet open, expanding broadband to all are FCC chief’s goals

WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops have long championed the concept of an open Internet, where all legal content can be posted without some having to be charged … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

Traveling the roads in Door and Kewaunee counties

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

Do you have a bathtub shrine? You know the ones: a cast iron tub set on end and half buried in the ground, with a religious statue … Read More

Where do those ideas come from?

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

For several years, I have been the usual author of the Foundations of Faith article that appears in each issue of The Compass. “Where do you get … Read More

Papal visits and official logos

Sam Lucero | The Compass

This is the official logo for the Sept. 22-27 visit of Pope Francis to the United States. (CNS illustration/USCCB)

Attention all graphic designers: Have you seen the official logos created for the 2015 papal visits of Pope Francis? What do you think? Pope Francis has been … Read More