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‘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

Nation/World

Catholics put focus on immigrant children with rally, civil disobedience

WASHINGTON — A few hundred Catholic activists, including dozens of women religious, gathered outside at the foot of the U.S. Capitol July 18 urging politicians to stop … Read More

Britain votes to legalize abortion, same-sex marriage in Northern Ireland

MANCHESTER, England — Abortion and same-sex marriage will be made legal in Northern Ireland unless self-government in the province is restored within three months. The House of … Read More

Faith is no trick up this magician’s sleeve

'My magic shows are a ministry,' says Bernini

WASHINGTON — For Giancarlo Bernini, a recent graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, things are not always as they appear and that’s a good thing … 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