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Bishop Ricken leads prayer service for healing

‘We want to help you in your healing,’ bishop tells those sexually abused

Bishop David Ricken carries a monstrance holding the Blessed Sacrament during a prayer service for healing April 14 at St. Matthew Church in Allouez. The ritual offered those in attendance who suffered sexual abuse an opportunity to ask Jesus, in the Blessed Sacrament, for healing. A second service was held April 17 in Shawano. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

ALLOUEZ — In the midst of Eastertide, a solemn prayer service aimed at seeking forgiveness and healing for the wounds of clergy sexual abuse was held April … Read More

Healing from clergy sexual abuse begins for Van Asten

Appleton Catholic assists at prayer service for healing

Gene Van Asten, a member of St. Mary Parish in Appleton, holds a candle being lit by Deacon Mike Dabeck during a prayer service for healing April 14 at St. Matthew Church in Allouez. Van Asten, a survivor of clergy sexual abuse, was among more than 60 people to attend the prayer service led by Bishop David Ricken. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

ALLOUEZ — During an April 14 prayer service for healing for victims-survivors of clergy sexual abuse, Gene Van Asten carried a candle to the front of St. … Read More

Hmong egg roll sale raises funds for Holy Land pilgrimage

Community sells 300-plus dozen egg rolls April 18

St. Jude parishioners Chong Thao, left, Soua Lee, Khou Thor and Bao Kong cut and slice cabbage used for egg rolls. The parish’s Hmong community sells egg rolls twice each year.  (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

GREEN BAY — Twenty-five years ago, Bao Kong had the opportunity to travel to the Holy Land, but the timing was not right. She is not about … Read More


Circus center ring becomes stage for death-defying feats and religion

Fr. Jerry Hogan, national circus chaplain, dries a child after baptizing him during an April 14 Mass in the center ring of Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at George Mason University's Patriot Center in Fairfax, Va. (CNS photo | Bob Roller)

FAIRFAX, Va. — Brazilian trapeze artist Estefani Evans flies through the air above the center ring, mesmerizing the gasping spectators below. The 25-year-old performer for Ringling Bros. … Read More

High-level tweeting: Study confirms pope’s Twitter influence

Pope Francis poses for a selfie with a mother and her child during his meeting with members of the Italian Adult Catholic Scouting Movement in Nervi Hall at the Vatican, Nov. 8. (CNS photo | EPA via L'Osservatore Romano)

VATICAN CITY — When Pope Francis tweets, the world listens. According to “Twiplomacy,” a study of the Twitter accounts of world leaders and their retweet rates, U.S. … Read More

5,000 join March for Marriage three days before Supreme Court arguments

A woman holds a sign supporting traditional marriage near Capitol Hill in Washington during the third annual March for Marriage April 25. The Supreme Court will hear cases April 28 for states to honor the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. (CNS photo | Tyler Orsburn)

WASHINGTON — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called same-sex marriage “the greatest social experiment of our time” and said that “children do not … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

Links in a chain

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

In work for the church and at the diocesan level, you often realize that news reporting for the Catholic Press is a long line of interwoven history … Read More

Would you like to ride with the risen Christ?

Sam Lucero | The Compass

The Risen Christ hot air balloon.

The May issue of U.S. Catholic has a short article about a hot air balloon created by Sky Sail Balloons Inc., in cooperation with The Joyful Noiseletter. … Read More

What was off is on again

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

There wasn’t going to be a free meal — at least not this Easter in Appleton. In The Compass (3/27/15) print edition, you’ll find the annual list … Read More