Fan photos from Bishop’s Charities Game now posted

Ice bucket challenge brings attention to pro-life research center

Diocese announces purchase of building to house resource center for homeless

Bishop’s Charities Game held Aug. 28 | See photos on Flickr

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


Wartime pontiff started tradition of papal peacemaking

Pope Benedict XV, who served as pope from 1914-1922, is pictured in this image from L'Osservatore Romano's Fondo Giordani collection. He was elected pope less than six weeks after the outbreak of World War I — and almost immediately started campaigning against it. (CNS photo | L'Osservatore Romano)

VATICAN CITY — Among the various World War I-related anniversaries of this centennial year, the election of Pope Benedict XV, 100 years ago Sept. 3, is apt … Read More

Ice bucket challenge brings attention to pro-life research center

Tom Otten, principal of Elder High School in Cincinnati, and Jim Rigg, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the school Aug. 21. Their donations will go to the John Paul II Medical Rese arch Institute in Iowa. (CNS photo | John Stegeman, The Catholic Telegraph)

WASHINGTON — Few people think of Iowa City, Iowa, as a hotbed of medical research. But in a roundabout way more Catholics are beginning to take notice … 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

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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