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Thanks to volunteers, medical mission trips to Haiti a success

Friends of Haiti volunteers repackage medical supplies

Pete Lemere, left, and other Friends of Haiti volunteers repackage medication into plastic bags for easier distribution. The pill packing project was held July 29. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

GREEN BAY — Friends of Haiti medical missions begin well before volunteers board the plane en route to impoverished regions of the Caribbean country. Starting three months … Read More

Domestic violence agency renames center in honor of former director

Rainbow House honors Trish Waschbisch, victim of domestic abuse

Jessica Honish, an advocate for victims of domestic violence, holds a plaque honoring the late Patricia Waschbisch, who was killed by her boyfriend in Peshtigo last year. The plaque was unveiled July 30, when the Rainbow House building was renamed in Waschbisch’s honor. (Manu Junemann | For The Compass)

MARINETTE — Patricia “Trish” Waschbisch was a Catholic who kept her faith in God despite the challenges to belief she saw daily in her job as an … Read More

Bishop Ricken joins St. Augustine parishioners for anniversary Mass

Wausaukee parish to celebrate 125th anniversary on Aug. 24


WAUSAUKEE — On Aug. 24, a parish with roots in France, Ireland and Wisconsin’s north woods logging will celebrate its 125th anniversary. St. Augustine Parish in Wausaukee … Read More


Catholic schools determine how to take part in ALS fundraising effort

Fausin Weber, headmaster, left, and Deacon Brian Edwards, chair of the theology department at Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville, Tenn., were doused with ice water in the ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” at half time at the school’s Aug. 22 football game. Proceeds were donated to the John Paul II Medical Research Institute in Iowa City, Iowa, which sponsors ALS research without using embryonic stem cells. (CNS photo | Rick Musacchio, Tennessee Register)

WASHINGTON — The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a major fundraising effort that began this summer to raise money to research a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or … Read More

Panic, hunger spread among quarantined West Africans in Ebola areas

Liberian police in protective clothing control residents of Monrovia's West Point neighborhood waiting for food rations to be handed out Aug. 21. Church workers say hunger and panic are major problems in Liberia and Sierra Leone as neighborhoods are sealed off in an effort to curb the spread of Ebola. (CNS photo | Ahmed Jallanzo, EPA)

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — Hunger and panic are spreading among people unable to work because of restrictions aimed at containing the spread of Ebola in Liberia … Read More

Cardinal George joins cancer drug clinical trial

Chicago Cardinal Francis E. George is pictured in this March 7 file photo. Cardinal George has enrolled in a clinical trial to treat his cancer. (CNS photo | Karen Callaway, Catholic New World)

CHICAGO — Chicago Cardinal Francis E. George is participating in a clinical research trial for a new cancer drug, the Archdiocese of Chicago announced Aug. 22. Cardinal … Read More

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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

St. Gregory Cemetery in St. Nazianz

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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