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Christmas carolers put spotlight on rescued horses

Neenah Catholic says her faith plays role in caring for horses

NEENAH — Twelve rescue horses, decked out in Christmas finery, paraded through neighborhoods near Neenah High School on Saturday, Dec. 1, carrying riders who were similarly decked … Read More

Diocese concludes Jubilee Year with Advent Vespers Service

GREEN BAY — The Diocese of Green Bay celebrated the closing of its 150th anniversary on Dec. 9 with a Jubilee Vespers at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. … Read More

Old pew kneelers are repurposed into wall-sized rosaries

Cecil parishioner has boards turned into rosaries; many offered as door prizes at Rural Life Days

SHAWANO — In what used to be the milk house on her family farm, Mary Lou Kugel dips a clean, soft yellow cloth into a container of … Read More

Nation/World

Itinerant papal preacher: Capuchin will lead U.S. bishops’ retreat

VATICAN CITY — For more than 38 years, Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa has preached to the pope and top officials of the Roman Curia. In early January, … Read More

Christmas season brings joy, stress for survivors of natural disasters

MIAMI — After spending a week with adults and Catholic school children in the hurricane-impacted Florida Panhandle, one mental health professional noted how the Christmas season is … Read More

With a mother’s heart, Mary raises up the abandoned, pope says at Mass

VATICAN CITY — Just as she did hundreds of years ago from a small hill in Tepeyac, Mexico, Mary accompanies the downtrodden and the lowly like a … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

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

Choosing a new rosary

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

The first time I stepped foot into St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay was for a Rite of Election Mass celebrated in early spring 1986 by … Read More