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Youth provide service to community

‘Love Begins Here’ ministry gives teens opportunity for prayer, service

SHAWANO — Tucked into a semi-rural section of the City of Shawano, John and Betty Kadlec’s home comes with a view of woodlands and prairie that fox … Read More

Franciscan sisters welcome nuncio to Manitowoc

Archbishop Pierre, apostolic nuncio to US, joins sisters for ‘Celebrating the Call’ event

MANITOWOC — In celebration of their 150th anniversary, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity welcomed a special guest to their motherhouse in early July. French-born Archbishop Christophe … Read More

Biking for Babies kicks off northern tour at shrine

Local bikers raise funds, ‘cover the pavement in prayer’ for women in crisis pregnancies

CHAMPION — In 10 years, Biking for Babies has grown from the humble beginning of two guys who cycled across the state of Illinois to four national … Read More


Big tech, digital culture pose challenges for sharing faith, panelists say

SOUTH BEND, Ind.– As politicians around the world scrutinize how Facebook, Google and Amazon mine user data for commercial purposes, Catholic leaders are studying ways to spread … Read More

Justice Stevens changed death penalty views during three decades on court

WASHINGTON  — Retired Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens, who served on the court for nearly 35 years, died July 16 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at age … Read More

Being curator of meteorites allows Jesuit to ‘find God’ in all things

HOUSTON — At the Vatican Observatory in Castel Gandolfo near Rome, Jesuit Brother Robert Macke finds his work as the curator of meteorites for the Vatican Observatory … 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