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Appleton’s ‘Christmas Stars’ is set for 25th year of performances

Hospital chapel’s religious articles being sent to missions in Africa

Area churches will offer free Thanksgiving dinners

Her family, parish ties blend together | Your Catholic Neighbor: Ginny Lardinois

Local

Appleton’s ‘Christmas Stars’ is set for 25th year of performances

Nearly 200 performances have entertained more than 150,000 people

APPLETON — The curtain rose for “Christmas Stars” for the first time in 1993. This year, the Fox Valley holiday tradition – billed as a “spectacular, holiday-themed … Read More

Hospital chapel’s religious articles being sent to missions in Africa

ANTIGO — When the wrecking ball tore through the walls of  Langlade Memorial Hospital chapel in 2012, the furnishings and religious relics seemed bound for a future … Read More

Area churches will offer free Thanksgiving dinners

GREEN BAY — Thanksgiving Day will soon be here. Since not everyone has a place to go to celebrate the holiday, many area groups sponsor free Thanksgiving … Read More

Nation/World

Bishops discuss hotline devoted to collecting complaints against them

BALTIMORE  — The U.S. bishops discussed the establishment of a hotline devoted to collecting complaints about a bishop’s alleged abuse of a minor, sexual harassment or misconduct … Read More

Pope names Archbishop Scicluna adjunct secretary of CDF

Archbishop expected to have key role in organizing February meeting on child protection

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis named Archbishop Charles Scicluna of Malta, arguably the Catholic Church’s most respected abuse investigator, to be adjunct secretary of the Congregation for … Read More

National Review Board expects to push bishops on abuse accountability

BALTIMORE  — Members of the National Review Board see their work as one way to continue challenging the U.S. bishops “not to back down” from efforts to … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

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

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