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Fr. LeRoy Smet, 86, dies

Senior priest’s favorite time of week was when he celebrated Mass

ALLOUEZ — Fr. LeRoy Smet, remembered as a quiet man who truly enjoyed the liturgy of the Mass, died on May 15. He was 86. Born on … Read More

Vocation to diaconate wasn’t a surprise to others

‘Yes, I could see that in you,’ others told Kozlovsky

Editor’s note: Bishop David Ricken will ordain three men to the permanent diaconate on Saturday, May 18. Here The Compass profiles Dennis Kozlovsky. Click on the following … Read More

Chaplaincy is one ministry new deacon will embrace

Witnessing hospital chaplain in action inspired Lubenow

Editor’s note: Bishop David Ricken will ordain three men to the permanent diaconate on Saturday, May 18. Here The Compass profiles Darrell Lubenow. Click on the following … Read More

Nation/World

Confession bill amended, but church leaders say it still targets priests

LOS ANGELES — Church officials are urging Catholics to continue to oppose a California bill that would force priests to disclose information about child sexual abuse that … Read More

Limiting Muslim immigration is patriotic, U.S. cardinal says

ROME — Limiting the number of Muslims allowed to immigrate to traditionally Christian nations would be a prudent decision on the part of politicians, said U.S. Cardinal … Read More

Fight fake news with humble search for truth, pope tells journalists

VATICAN CITY — The task of journalism is to seek the truth, which requires humility and freedom of the press, Pope Francis told foreign correspondents working in … 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