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Stay awake throughout Advent

Do you ever have trouble staying awake? Years ago, when I was working in the Department of Total Catholic Education for the Diocese of Green Bay, our team...
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Helping the church calendar turn

DE PERE — The day after Thanksgiving was anything but a rest day for Sue Yakoubek. With help from a few volunteers, Yakoubek spent nearly eight hours on...
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Veterans find support through shared experiences at monthly gathering

GREEN BAY — Camaraderie, understanding, plenty of stories, a few tears and some laughs have all been shared at the monthly meetings of the Veterans Supporting Veterans Fellowship...
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Mother Teresa filmmaker says new documentary is ‘work of the Holy Spirit’

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- A new documentary about St. Teresa of Kolkata, produced by the Knights of Columbus, aims to show how her mission and spirit continues in the...
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The Catechist, Witness of the New Life in Christ

GREEN BAY — A small group of us had the opportunity of a lifetime this September when we were invited to represent the Diocese of Green Bay at...
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‘Gold ball mentality’ becomes reality

The Xavier High School girls’ volleyball team and coaches pose with the WIAA Division 2 state championship trophy following the Hawks title match victory over Sauk Prairie on...
Declan Lauer, front, is joined by his grandfather, John Lauer, back left; great grandfather, Kieran Purcell; and his father, Nick Lauer, following an Appleton Park and Recreation flag football league game on Oct. 4 at Memorial Park in Appleton. The four generations share a love for the sport. In addition to coaching flag football, John and Nick are former players. Purcell coached flag football in Antigo. (Jeff Kurowski | The Compass)

Flag football family spans four generations

Declan Lauer, front, is joined by his grandfather, John Lauer, back left; great grandfather, Kieran Purcell; and his father, Nick Lauer, following an Appleton Park and Recreation flag...
Autumn colors of trees in Allouez Catholic Cemetery

Former Manitowoc-area pastor dies in Florida

GREEN BAY — Fr. Michael J. Somers, 76, died Oct. 27 in Lakeland, Fla. Colorful trees adorn the grounds of Allouez Catholic Cemetery in Allouez, WI. Fr. Michael...
parent holding newborn childs hand

Respect Life Month: How we all need to
protect life beyond the end of Roe v Wade

If someone came to you and said they were facing an unplanned pregnancy, would you know what to do? In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s June...
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Readers generous in donating subscriptions

ALLOUEZ — The Compass’ request in late August for donations from readers to provide subscriptions for guests at homeless shelters in the Diocese of Green Bay has received...

‘Just for Kids’ Christmas challenge seeks entries

ALLOUEZ — The Compass seeks entries from students for its 35th annual “Just for Kids” Christmas challenge. We also encourage virtual entries. Please send links to the email...

Nation & World

Pope John Paul II greets Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at the Vatican Nov. 18, 1990. Gorbachev, who died Aug. 30, 2022, in Moscow after a long illness, met several times with Pope John Paul, and the two often exchanged words of appreciation for each other. (CNS photo/Luciano Mellace, Reuters)

Gorbachev, St. John Paul had great appreciation for each other

Women's Life Care Center in Little Canada, Minn., is seen in this undated photo. The pro-life pregnancy center offers a full range of services for women in unplanned pregnancies. (CNS photo/Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit)

Pro-life leaders criticize attorney general’s pregnancy center alert

New South Korean Cardinal Lazarus You Heung-sik, prefect of the Dicastery for the Clergy, is pictured at the Vatican press hall prior to a consistory for the creation of 20 new cardinals by Pope Francis at the Vatican Aug. 27, 2022. (CNS photo/Carol Glatz)

New cardinals feel honored, humbled, ready to promote renewal of church

Retired Pope Benedict XVI and Pope Francis gives blessing to new cardinals during a visit at the Mater Ecclesiae monastery after a consistory for the creation of 20 new cardinals at the Vatican Aug. 27, 2022. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Pope creates 20 new cardinals, including San Diego bishop

Abria Pregnancy Resources in St. Paul, Minn., is seen vandalized Aug. 1, 2022. (CNS photo/Angela Franey via The Catholic Spirit)

Misunderstanding of pregnancy centers’ mission seen as a reason for attacks

In an interview with the local city paper of L'Aquila, Il Centro, ahead of his Aug. 28 visit, the pope talked about peace, poverty and the earthquake that hit the city in 2009. (CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters)

Forgiveness is the only weapon to be used against war, pope says

A Portuguese flag is seen near Pope Francis as he greets the crowd before celebrating Mass for World Youth Day pilgrims at St. John Paul II Field in Panama City Jan. 27, 2019. World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, will be during the first week of August 2023, the Vatican announced. (CNS photo/Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters)

USCCB official sees enthusiasm building for WYD 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal

Ukrainian refugees, carrying a Ukrainian flag, attend Pope Francis' weekly general audience at the Vatican Aug. 24, 2022. (CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters)

Pope calls for end to horror, madness on anniversary of war in Ukraine

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