Diocese announces purchase of building to house resource center for homeless

Bishop Ricken challenges Catholics to be evangelists

Wausaukee parish celebrates 125 years

Community celebrates 150th anniversary of Stangelville parish

Shawano parochial schools’ partnership results in grant

Blahniks say new leadership roles are part of God’s plan

She’s in a class all her own | Your Catholic Neighbor: Pat Kelly


Diocese announces purchase of building to house resource center for homeless

Micah Center will be operated by St. John the Evangelist Homeless Shelter

A view of the building located on 700 East Walnut St., future home of the Micah Center, which will provide the homeless with daytime shelter and resources for job training. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

GREEN BAY — The Diocese of Green Bay announced Aug. 27 the purchase of a building that will house a daytime shelter and resource center for the … Read More

Blahniks say new leadership roles are part of God’s plan

Husband, wife are New Catholic school administrators

Todd and Crystal Blahnik will join diocesan Catholic school systems this fall. Todd is the new director of Catholic educational services for St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System in Appleton and Crystal is new principal at St. Bernard School in Green Bay. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

GREEN BAY — Whether home is the Northern Mariana Islands, the capital of the Lone Star State or northeast Wisconsin, Crystal and Todd Blahnik believe it’s God’s … Read More

Shawano parochial schools’ partnership results in grant

Catholic, Lutheran schools team up to seek funding; effort pays off with $150,000 grant

Elisha Wagenson, left, principal of Sacred Heart School in Shawano, watches as students try out new Chromebook laptops during the school’s open house Aug. 21. The laptops were purchased with grant money the school received through a partnership with St. James Lutheran School in Shawano. Pictured with Wagenson are Jonah Zuiches, left, Paul Meisner, Dakota Miller and Isabella Martens. (Sue Simoens | For The Compass)

GREEN BAY — Parochial schools in rural Wisconsin face many challenges to their existence. Thanks to two businessmen with backgrounds in grant writing and two principals open … Read More


Pope to Gaza’s Catholics: Be Christ’s witness in midst of conflict

Pope Francis adjusts his glasses as he leads his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Aug. 27. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY — The priest leading the Gaza Strip’s only Catholic parish met with Pope Francis at the Vatican, thanking him for his support of those suffering … Read More

Catholic Mutual Group’s founding members honored

OMAHA, Neb. — Marking its 125th anniversary of providing property and casualty insurance for the Catholic Church in North America, Catholic Mutual Group honored its six founding … Read More

Pope Francis to preside over joint September wedding at Vatican

A wedding "lazo" is pictured prior to a marriage ceremony at a Catholic church. Joined together by a cross or crucifix, the decorative chain or rope is wrapped around the bride and groom during the nuptial blessing. (CNS photo/| Jon L. Hendricks) (

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis will preside over his first wedding ceremony as pontiff during a nuptial Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica Sept. 14. The Vatican confirmed … 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