• Mertens awaits initiation into church at Easter Vigil

Local

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

Nation/World

Volunteer gardener at crisis maternity home provides balm for the wounded

WASHINGTON — Outside of a week or two in the darkest days of winter, it’s always gardening season for Jana Hukriede. A key volunteer at Catholic Charities … Read More

Curia reforms put priority on evangelization, synodality, cardinals say

ROME — The proposed apostolic constitution for reforming and governing the Roman Curia is expected to emphasize the church’s missionary mandate with the creation of a “super-dicastery” … Read More

USCCB president decries terrorist bombings in Sri Lanka on Easter

WASHINGTON — The president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops termed as “a great evil” the Easter terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka targeting the country’s minority … 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