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Christmas carolers put spotlight on rescued horses

Neenah Catholic says her faith plays role in caring for horses

NEENAH — Twelve rescue horses, decked out in Christmas finery, paraded through neighborhoods near Neenah High School on Saturday, Dec. 1, carrying riders who were similarly decked … Read More

Diocese concludes Jubilee Year with Advent Vespers Service

GREEN BAY — The Diocese of Green Bay celebrated the closing of its 150th anniversary on Dec. 9 with a Jubilee Vespers at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral. … Read More

Old pew kneelers are repurposed into wall-sized rosaries

Cecil parishioner has boards turned into rosaries; many offered as door prizes at Rural Life Days

SHAWANO — In what used to be the milk house on her family farm, Mary Lou Kugel dips a clean, soft yellow cloth into a container of … Read More

Nation/World

Late Trappist monk still has impact on people of all faiths, says priest

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Fifty years after his death, Father Thomas Merton is still helping to draw others nearer to Christ through his writings and the communities they … Read More

Efforts to better world by Opus Prize finalists called ‘noble, holy work’

PORTLAND, Ore. — “My brother was murdered by a drive-by shooting at the age of 18 years old,” says a young man from Chicago whose emotion-stained voice … Read More

Far from home, Israel’s foreign workers visit pop-up Christmas market

TEL AVIV, Israel  — For foreign workers and other nonlocal Christians living in Israel, celebrating Christmas far from loved ones in a country where Christians are a … 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