St. Francis Xavier Cathedral reopens

Parish outreach extends beyond usual Catholic households

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Parish outreach extends beyond usual Catholic households

Appleton parish sends Christmas cards to all residents within ‘mission field’

APPLETON — Thanks to a resource provided by the Green Bay Diocese, Sacred Heart of Jesus Parish may get a gift of filled pews this Christmas and … Read More

Diedrich named Catholic Foundation director

ALLOUEZ — Josh Diedrich has been appointed executive director of the Catholic Foundation, effective Jan. 1, 2018. Diedrich, director of the Bishop’s Appeal since 2003, succeeds Cindi … Read More

St. Francis Xavier Cathedral reopens

Blessing of newly renovated church takes place during Dec. 3 Mass

GREEN BAY — “Welcome home,” said Bishop David Ricken to open the 9 a.m. Mass, Sunday, Dec. 3, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. The liturgy marked the … Read More


As pope turns 81, kids entertain with song, dance and 13-foot pizza

VATICAN CITY — Celebrating his 81st birthday, Pope Francis blew out the candles on a 13-foot long pizza after being serenaded with song and dance by children … Read More

Lego kit brings mystery of the Mass into homes of families around world

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Stephen and Jennifer Maas’ family business, Domestic Church Supply Co., carries one product: a Lego kit that brings the mystery of the Mass … Read More

Iowa bishop brings papal message, prayers, listening ear to men in detention

Following visit, Bishop Pates calls on Congress to pass proposed DREAM Act

DES MOINES, Iowa — Bishop Richard E. Pates of Des Moines passed through security and walked down a long hallway escorted by guards, the door mechanically closing … Read More

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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

Fatima Day

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

Today is the centennial of the last appearance of Our Lady at Fatima in Portugal. It is a day for praying the rosary. Here is a link … Read More

Rosaries and cupcakes

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

October is traditionally the month of the rosary. And the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is Oct. 7. Many of us have taken part in … Read More