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It’s up to young people to ‘end the scourge of abortion,’ says speaker

Zerkels say birth of daughter with Down syndrome brought added challenges and faith

Resurrection Parish hosts MLK prayer service Jan. 19

Hundreds join Green Bay March for Life event

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The music plays on at Holy Rosary School

Jen Heidel returned to the classroom to use her talents and experience as a volunteer music teacher at Holy Rosary School in Kewaunee. (Jeff Kurowski | The Compass)

KEWAUNEE — Jen Heidel was thankful as a parent that a commitment was made last June to keep Holy Rosary School open, but she knew that some … Read More

Life with Gabby

Zerkels say birth of daughter with Down syndrome brought added challenges and faith

Katy Zerkel, a member of Holy Cross Parish in Kaukauna, sits with daughter, Gabriella Rose (Gabby), who was born Oct. 29, 2013. Gabby is the third and youngest child of Katy and husband, Brent. The couple say that raising a daughter with Down syndrome brings added challenges but also brings added faith. (Kathy Weigman | For The Compass)

KAUKAUNA — A new child always brings challenges to a family. When that child is born with Down syndrome, there are added challenges. For the Zerkel family … Read More

Resurrection Parish hosts MLK prayer service Jan. 19

Judge Zuidmulder, keynote speaker, says he dispenses affirmation, not long sentences

Green Bay Circuit Court Judge Donald Zuidmulder greets Rabbi Shaina Bacharach of Congregation Cnesses Israel at a social gathering following his presentation at Resurrection Church in Allouez. He was keynote speaker at the Martin Luther King Interfaith Prayer Service held Jan. 19. (Sean Schultz | For The Compass)

ALLOUEZ — Social justice issues that have kept the New York City and Ferguson, Mo., communities at the forefront of news in the past year — after … Read More

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Indian church leader welcomes Obama remarks on religious freedom

U.S. President Barack Obama folds his hands in a traditional Indian greeting after he addressed a gathering at Siri Fort Auditorium in New Delhi Jan. 27. An Indian Catholic leader welcomed the parting message of Obama, who reiterated freedom of religion as a fundamental right. (CNS photo | Ahmad Masood, Reuters)

THRISSUR, India — An Indian Catholic leader welcomed the parting message of U.S. President Barack Obama, who reiterated freedom of religion as a fundamental right. “We are … Read More

Catholics join in marking 70th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation

Survivor Juda Widaski, 96, poses for a picture inside a tent on the site of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau near Oswiecim, Poland, Jan. 27. Some 300 former Auschwitz prisoners participated in ceremonies to m ark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the camp.(CNS photo | Laszlo Balogh, Reuters)

WARSAW, Poland — Catholic leaders joined in commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp, where 1.2 million mostly Jewish prisoners were … Read More

Providence Diocese offers to bury fetus found at sewage treatment plant

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Diocese of Providence has offered to provide a proper burial for a fetus found in mid-January by a worker at a sewage … 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

Sam Lucero | The Compass

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