Sign led Elfering to renew formation following return to the diocese

Lonick thankful for the gift to serve others

Journey to the diaconate has changed Wilhelm

Spiritual caring brought Zimmer back to the church

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He’s a Vincentian and much more | Your Catholic Neighbor: Ken Nier

Grads at Catholic colleges receive advice from commencement speakers


Human trafficking a local problem

Oshkosh parishes host presentation on awareness and signs of modern slavery

Lisa Sennholz speaks to a crowd at St. Raphael the Archangel Church May 17 about advocating for the prevention and abolition of human trafficking.  (Jeannette Merten | For The Compass)

OSHKOSH — Horrific stories about human trafficking and children forced into prostitution often bring to mind desperate situations in countries such as Cambodia or India. And while … Read More

Hortonville parish youth collect more than 3,200 pairs of shoes for needy

Ss. Peter and Paul Parish drive benefits people in Haiti, Africa and Philippines

Sebastian Pugliese, left, and Joshua  Werner sort shoes donated to Ss. Peter and Paul Church in Hortonville for distribution to Haiti, Africa and the Philippines. (Steve Wideman | For The Compass)

HORTONVILLE — Images of Haitian children wearing crushed plastic water bottles tied to their feet with string in lieu of shoes shocked 17-year-old Alysha Werner. “It definitely … Read More

Howard Healy named to USCCB National Review Board

Howard and Eleanor Healy, members of St. Margaret Mary Parish in Neenah, pose with Fr. Michael Ingold, pastor of St. Margaret Mary Parish, in 2014. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recently named three people to the National Review Board, including a member of the Green Bay Diocese. The review … Read More


Following Christ, serving others means being missionary, pope writes

VATICAN CITY — “Mission is a passion for Jesus and at the same time a passion for his people,” Pope Francis said in his message for World … Read More

South Sudan’s church leaders: Much of country without governance

Residents displaced due to the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in Malakal, South Sudan, wait May 2 at a World Food Program outpost in Kuernyang Payam, where thousands have taken shelter. Church leaders said much of the country is without effective governance. (CNS photo | Denis Dumo, Reuters)

JUBA, South Sudan — Human rights in South Sudan are abused “on the battlefield and in peaceful areas,” and much of the country is without effective governance, … Read More

Pope, in interview, talks about his daily habits, hopes, concerns

As promise to Blessed Mother, 'I haven't watched television since 1990'

Pope Francis greets a baby as he arrives to lead his general audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican May 20. (CNS photo | Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis said he wants to be remembered as “a good person who tried to do good. I cannot ask for anything more than … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

Where do those ideas come from?

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

For several years, I have been the usual author of the Foundations of Faith article that appears in each issue of The Compass. “Where do you get … Read More

Papal visits and official logos

Sam Lucero | The Compass

This is the official logo for the Sept. 22-27 visit of Pope Francis to the United States. (CNS illustration/USCCB)

Attention all graphic designers: Have you seen the official logos created for the 2015 papal visits of Pope Francis? What do you think? Pope Francis has been … Read More

All-star games support good causes

Jeff Kurowski |

The 36th annual Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) all-star games are scheduled for June 19 (girls) and June 20 (boys) at JustAgame Fieldhouse in Wisconsin Dells. North … Read More