• Former surgeon’s vocation to priesthood was not the common spiritual journey


The Compass takes top honors

Catholic Press Association names paper as tops for fourth year in a row

GREEN BAY — The Compass received 18 awards, including first place as Best Newspaper in its circulation category from the Catholic Press Association (CPA) of the United … Read More

Matthew Faucett excited to begin priestly ministry

After four years studying in Rome, ‘I’m ready to be home,’ says Deacon Faucett

ALLOUEZ —A sense of calmness came over Deacon Matthew Faucett as he discussed his anticipation for Saturday, June 22, when he will be ordained to the priesthood … Read More

Deacon Evans is grateful for God’s patience and mercy

Former surgeon’s vocation to priesthood was not the common spiritual journey

ALLOUEZ — As he approaches his ordination to the priesthood on Saturday, June 22, Deacon Bill Evans is grateful for God’s patience and mercy. These gifts have … Read More


Pope announces themes for upcoming WYD celebrations

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Announcing the themes for the next three World Youth Day celebrations, Pope Francis called on young men and women to meditate on the … Read More

Receive Communion every time as if it were the first time, pope says

VATICAN CITY — Every time a Catholic receives Communion, it should be like his or her first Communion, Pope Francis said. Marking the feast of the Body … Read More

Australians begin ‘ad limina’ visits acknowledging impact of crisis

VATICAN CITY — The president of the Australian bishops’ conference told his fellow bishops that it is “a time of humiliation” for Catholic Church leaders, but he … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

‘Gather the children in this wild country’

Sam Lucero | The Compass

The story of the Blessed Mother appearing to Adele Brise in 1869 has been retold countless times, generation after generation. The message Our Lady of Good Help, … Read More

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