• Zulegers grateful to celebrate Father’s Day with family’s patriarch


Fr. James Vennix, 88, dies

Bishop Ricken will celebrate funeral liturgy June 17

WAUPACA – Fr. James Vennix used to spread cheer with members of St. Mary Magdalene Parish, where he was pastor from 1983 to 2001, at the beginning … Read More

Lauer wants to ‘change the world’ with her writing

Compass writer pens three books about Civil War-era Catholics

APPLETON — Many people write books. But not many write a vision statement to guide their writing. Amanda Lauer of Appleton has. “It (the vision statement) is … Read More

Zulegers grateful to celebrate Father’s Day with family’s patriarch

Husband, father of KC ‘Family of the Year’ recovers from brain tumor

DARBOY — This Father’s Day, the Zuleger family has a lot to be thankful for. On June 7, Bob and Mary Zuleger celebrate their 44th wedding anniversary. … Read More


Farm woes deepen in central United States

WASHINGTON  — Farmers rarely have an easy year, let alone an easy life. But 2019 has so far been one for the record books. Souring trade with … Read More

Lay groups cautious about bishops’ actions to boost accountability

BALTIMORE — Representatives of lay organizations expressed caution over the steps taken by U.S. bishops to boost accountability and transparency in dealing with clergy sexual abuse, saying … Read More

Philippine bishops among critics of China after fishing boat incident

MANILA, Philippines  — At least three Philippine Catholic bishops have joined growing protests in Manila against what they described as China’s “continuous bullying of the Philippines.” Bishop … 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