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Pickerel parish celebrates centennial

St. Philip Parish celebrates 75th anniversary Sept. 24

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Compass in Classroom program offering teacher worksheets

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The Compass, newspaper for the Diocese of Green Bay, is collaborating with other diocesan departments on a new feature for children. In September, as part of its … Read More

Parish program is an exercise for body, soul

‘Road to Bethlehem’ an exercise in health, spirituality

Members of Resurrection Parish participate in “The Journey, Walking the Road to Bethlehem” Sept. 14. (Sam Lucero | The Compass)

ALLOUEZ — A local parish is already planning for Christmas — by getting in shape this fall. Resurrection Parish in Allouez kicked off its “The Journey, Walking … Read More

Pickerel parish celebrates centennial

Bishop Ricken will join parishioners for anniversary Mass Sept. 21

Members of the St. Mary Parish’s centennial planning committee stand outside the Pickerel church. From left, back row, are Bill Heinen, Bonnie Young, Pat Marquardt, Nancy Killoren and Grace Bostwick. Front row: Virg Kruzitski, Mary Guenther, Ray Bostwick, Ben Clark and Carol Marquardt. (Lisa Haefs | For The Compass)

PICKEREL — St. Mary Catholic Church, built through the labor of pioneer settlers and financially nourished by hundreds of chicken dinners and picnics, will celebrate its centennial … Read More

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Even years later, path teens took from El Salvador still troubles them

Friends and family of migrants who died or disappeared while trying to cross the border between the U.S. and Mexico carry their photos during the Stations of the Cross in San Salvador last April. (CNS photo | Rhina Guidos)

SILVER SPRING, Md. — Henry and Karen Castellanos Escalante were in danger in their own neighborhood. Gang members “were following me everywhere,” said Henry. “I couldn’t go … Read More

Bishop Cupich named to succeed Cardinal George as Chicago archbishop

Pope Francis has named Bishop Blase J. Cupich of Spokane, Wash., as archbishop of Chicago, succeeding Cardinal Francis E. George. The appointment was announced Sept. 20. Bishop Cupich is pictured in a 2010 photo. (CNS photo/courtesy of the Diocese of Spokane)

CHICAGO — The Archdiocese of Chicago now knows who will succeed Cardinal Francis E. George. Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Blase J. Cupich of Spokane, Wash., as … Read More

Pope names panel to streamline marriage annulment process

VATICAN CITY — Two weeks before the start of an extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the family, the Vatican announced the formation of a special commission to … Read More

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Pope Francis and religious journalism

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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

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