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Bishop Ricken tours Micah Center, holds blessing, dedication

Kellnersville parish marks 10th anniversary of tragic fire

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Prayer is focus of gathering held in Brillion

Czech Republic priest spends two weeks in diocese visiting Catholic schools

Bishop Morneau receives honorary degree

God never tires of forgiving us


Kellnersville parish marks 10th anniversary of tragic fire

Blaze on Dec. 23, 2004, killed two sisters serving parish

Framed photos of Sr. Marlene Greatens and Sr. Joleen Van Dyke are displayed in the entry space of St. Joseph Church. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

KELLNERSVILLE — Look ahead from a distance en route to the village of Kellnersville in Manitowoc County and the steeple of St. Joseph Church likely catches your … Read More

Bishop Ricken tours Micah Center, holds blessing, dedication

Micah Center, shelter have life-changing impact on guest

Bishop David Ricken, assisted by Deacon Timothy Reilly, who serves as president of St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter’s board of directors, leads a prayer for guests and volunteers at the Micah Center Dec. 12. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

GREEN BAY — Since opening its doors on Oct. 29, the Micah Center has been a refuge for homeless men and women who need a place to … Read More

Prayer is focus of gathering held in Brillion

Bishop Ricken holds first of three days of prayer renewal

Bishop David Ricken led Catholics from around the diocese in a day of prayer Dec. 13 at Holy Family Church in Brillion. The day was part of his invitation to Catholics to embark on a missionary journey in the new evangelization, which was described in his letter, “Disciples on the Way.” (Amanda Lauer | For The Compass)BRILLION — Disciples on the Way is an invitation from Bishop David Ricken to Catholics in the Green Bay Diocese to embark on a missionary journey into … Read More


Fair-trade commerce supports just wages, safe conditions for workers

Aurette DeCuffa, manager of the gift shop at the Maryknoll Mission Center in Maryknoll, N.Y., stands next to a display of fair-trade coffee, tea and chocolate in the shop Dec. 8. (CNS photo | Gregory A. Shemitz)

MARYKNOLL, N.Y. — Fair-trade chocolate tastes better than its commercially produced counterparts, “because you can’t taste the blood of the worker,” Cara Weidinger said. She was quoting … Read More

Cardinal Dolan cuts ties with Priests for Life

Cardinal Dolan reforms in group needed

Fr. Frank Pavone, one of the country's most visible and vocal opponents of abortion, is pictured speaking to the media outside the Supreme Court building in Washington in this Nov. 8, 2006, file photo. (CNS photo | Bob Roller)

NEW YORK — New York Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan said he wants “nothing further to do” with Priests for Life, which has its headquarters on Staten Island, … Read More

Church leaders pleased that U.S.-Cuba will rebuild relations

WASHINGTON — American church officials expressed optimism about plans by the United States and Cuba to normalize diplomatic relations and work toward reshaping how the two neighboring … Read More

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Students deliver gifts to children of incarcerated

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Seniors at St. Lawrence Seminary High School prepare to deliver Christmas gifts to children in the name of parents who are in prison. (Submitted photo)

On the outskirts of the Diocese of Green Bay sits the village of Mount Calvary, home of St. Lawrence Seminary High School. Located about 20 miles east … Read More

Bishop Ricken is feeling holy

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With all of the commercialized distractions that accompany the season of Advent, what’s a Catholic to do to stay focused? Bishop David Ricken, a somewhat accomplished singer … Read More

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