• Mertens awaits initiation into church at Easter Vigil


Parishes will welcome newly initiated at Easter Vigil

GREEN BAY — Parishes around the diocese will welcome new members into the church on April 20 at the Easter Vigil. These newest members, called catechumens and … Read More

Mertens awaits initiation into church at Easter Vigil

Kimberly High School senior ‘isn’t afraid to ask questions,’

KIMBERLY — Sissy Mertens hasn’t decided on a saint’s name for when she fully enters the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil at Holy Spirit Parish in … Read More

Green Bay parish’s Lenten project collects nearly 80 bikes for homeless

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish also raises funds for overseas bike project

GREEN BAY — The hospitality area at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Church is a little congested, for a good cause. More than 75 bicycles are parked in … Read More


No loans, no aid: Just Palestinian refugees in an international business

JERASH, Jordan — The poorest of Jordan’s 10 camps for Palestinian refugees would seem to be the unlikeliest place from which to launch an international business, but … Read More

In about-face, Peruvian archbishop withdraws suit against journalist

VATICAN CITY — After a court ruled in his favor, Peruvian Archbishop Jose Eguren Anselmi of Piura unexpectedly withdrew his defamation suit against a journalist who accused … Read More

Pope names Bishop Hying of Gary as new bishop for Diocese of Madison

WASHINGTON  — Pope Francis has named Bishop Donald J. Hying of Gary, Indiana, as the new bishop of Madison, Wisconsin. The appointment was announced April 25 in … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

A polar vortex kind of day

Sam Lucero | The Compass

GREEN BAY — A severe snowstorm Jan. 28, followed by bitter cold temperatures Jan. 29 and 30, have most of Wisconsin in a winter icebox. Schools, businesses … Read More

Sixties garage band memories

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

Who hasn’t heard a garage band? Drums, guitars and music loud enough to shake the walls. Back in the day — meaning the late 1960s — a … Read More

Biking for Babies team members thankful for support in diocese

Jeff Kurowski | The Compass

I received handwritten messages from both Kevin Biese and Nick Vande Hey of Biking for Babies that included mentions of the support they have received from people … Read More