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Ceremony honors local Indigenous

Sr. Ann Rehrauer, community president of the Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, uses a censer to bless a monument with a plaque...

In a seat above the crowds

Red silk-covered gestatorial chair with two large fans (flabella) made of white ostrich feathers kept in the Treasury of the Cathedral of Lisbon, Portugal. (BigStockPhotos.com) It’s unlikely to...

HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital celebrates 100 years

HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls will mark its centennial June 1. (Submitted Photo | Special To The Compass) Oconto Falls — As HSHS St. Clare...

Parents can pray to God to guide their graduates

In the year 1906, the song “Pomp and Circumstance” was first played at Yale University at a graduation ceremony during which they honored the composer, Edward Elgar, with...

Vatican confirms pope will visit Indigenous in Canada in late July

Adrian Gunner, representing the Assembly of First Nations, presents Pope Francis with snowshoes made of black ash with caribou sinew and artificial sinew in the Vatican's Clementine Hall...

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Compass announces publication, other changes

GREEN BAY — Look forward to some changes coming to these pages. And expect changes, not just on the pages of The Compass, but on its website at...
Norbertine Fr. Tim Shillcox, right, is pictured with students and teachers of St. Rose St. Mary’s School in Clintonville following a May crowning ceremony May 5. The school, serving families in Clintonville and Bear Creek, will close this spring. (Janice Langenhorst | Special To The Compass)

Families prepare for closing of St. Rose St. Mary’s School

Norbertine Fr. Tim Shillcox, right, is pictured with students and teachers of St. Rose St. Mary’s School in Clintonville following a May crowning ceremony May 5. The school,...
Fr. Kevin Ripley, parochial vicar at St. Raphael the Archangel Parish in Oshkosh, visits with Tim and Wendy Winchester and their children Noah and Allie during a home visit. Family visits are one way the parish is reaching out to the community. (Submitted Photo | Special To The Compass)

Parish planning utilizes skill of ‘synodal listening’

Fr. Kevin Ripley, parochial vicar at St. Raphael the Archangel Parish in Oshkosh, visits with Tim and Wendy Winchester and their children Noah and Allie during a home...
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Diocese announces Missionary Leadership Institute

Editor's noteThis fall, the Diocese of Green Bay will launch a Missionary Leadership Institute. This new initiative, part of Bishop David Ricken’s desire to form missionary disciples, features...
Svitlana Poole is pictured with her father, Andrew Poole, a native of Marion, who now lives in Minnesota. Through a connection with a Miles Jesu brother, Andrew and his wife, Mara, learned about then 8-year-old Svitlana, who was living in an orphanage run by the Miles Jesu sisters. (Submitted PHoto | Special To The Compass)

‘Heartbroken’ Ukrainian native wants to give back

Svitlana Poole, fourth from left, participates in a classroom activity as a child in Ukraine, her birth country. Poole, 24, was adopted at age 10 by Andrew and...
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Anonymous donation supports GRACE teachers

GREEN BAY — One generous gift will serve GRACE (Green Bay Area Catholic Education) teachers in two capacities.   The “Invest in Teacher Excellence” program, announced on May 4,...

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Archbishop Paul R. Gallagher, the Vatican foreign minister, speaks at a news conference at the Vatican June 25, 2021. Archbishop Gallagher traveled to Ukraine, May 18, 2022, for a three-day visit. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

Vatican’s foreign minister travels to Ukraine

Catholic nuns take part in a Mass for peace and reunification of the Korean peninsula, at Imjingak Peace Park in Paju, South Korea, near the demilitarized zone separating North Korea from South Korea, June 17, 2011. (CNS photo/Lee Jae-Won, Reuters)

Archbishop, 97, says he thinks church is growing secretly in North Korea

A video message by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, is broadcast at the International Military Pilgrimage in Lourdes, France, May 13, 2022. In his message, Cardinal Parolin encouraged military personnel to download "Catholic Military Connect," an app that provides easy access to answers to military questions, prayers for the military, testimonies, and connects military personnel with chaplaincies around the world. (CNS photo/courtesy Tweeting with God)

Cardinal Parolin launches Catholic app for military personnel

A threat is spray painted on the building wall near Wisconsin Family Action's offices in Madison, Wis., May 8, 2022. (CNS photo/Molly Beck, USA TODAY NETWORK via Reuters) EDITORS: NO ARCHIVES. MUST DISCARD 30 DAYS AFTER DOWNLOAD.

Officials condemn violence, threats after high court leak on abortion case

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, retired bishop of Hong Kong, processes prior to celebrating a pontifical high Mass Feb. 15, 2020, at St. Vincent Ferrer Church in New York City. Cardinal Zen, a trustee of a relief fund paying protesters' legal bills, was detained by National Security Police May 11, 2022. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

Hong Kong police detain, release 90-year-old cardinal

A May 8, 2022, handwritten letter from Pope Francis responds in Spanish to three questions posed by Jesuit Father James Martin about LGBT people and their relationship to God and the Catholic Church. (CNS photo/courtesy Father James Martin)

God does not disown his children, pope tells LGBT Catholics

Bishop Thomas J. Paprocki of Springfield, Ill., is pictured with Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla, the daughter of Italian St. Gianna Beretta Molla, April 29, 2022. Also pictured are Troy Niemerg, seminarian; Deacon Rob Sgambelluri; Father Dominic Rankin; Father Christopher Trummer; and P.J. Staab, a parishioner from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese of Springfield)

St. Gianna’s daughter planning to open spiritual pilgrimage center

Pope Francis greets Swiss Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, during a meeting with members of the council at the Vatican May 6, 2022. (CNS photo/Vatican Media)

Christian divisions make fertile ground for conflict, pope says

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