• Mertens awaits initiation into church at Easter Vigil


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


Man arrested after trying to walk through N.Y. cathedral with flammables

NEW YORK — A man who tried to walk through St. Patrick’s Cathedral in midtown Manhattan close to 8 p.m. April 17 had gas cans, lighter fluid … Read More

Fire chaplain helped save religious artifacts from burning cathedral

PARIS — A hero emerging from the Notre Dame Cathedral fire April 15 is Father Jean-Marc Fournier, chaplain of the Paris Fire Brigade, who is credited with … Read More

Knights CEO says Iran-backed militias threaten Iraq’s religious minorities

NEW YORK — In an April 12 op-ed in The Wall Street Journal, the CEO of the Knights of Columbus said that “Christian towns in Iraq increasingly … 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