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Diocese kicks off capital campaign

‘one by One’ initiative seeks to raise $70 million for six ministry areas

GREEN BAY — The Diocese of Green Bay has embarked on a two-year campaign that seeks to raise $70 million. Called “one by One,” the campaign involves … Read More

Generous donors made school’s new gym possible, says Bishop Ricken

Capital campaign funds Antigo gym renovation

ANTIGO — Bishop David Ricken traded his aspergillum (used to sprinkle holy water) for a basketball during the blessing of a new gymnasium floor at All Saints … Read More

Catholic school student battling cancer finds support in parish community

Luxemburg school creates education plan and raises funds for Tessa Gilley

LUXEMBURG — Tessa Gilley’s favorite color is pink and she loves elephants, so her cousin, Maddi Mleziva, made sure to incorporate the two into her T-shirt design … Read More


New Lithuanian cardinal, ‘strong internally,’ spent time in Soviet prison

WARSAW, Poland — Lithuania’s new cardinal, a veteran of Soviet prisons and labor camps, counts on not being assigned “specific duties” following his elevation so he can … Read More

Amazon inhabitants hope synod will address lack of priests

QUITO, Ecuador — The upcoming Synod of Bishops for the Amazon will focus on the devastating effects of climate change on the environment and on indigenous communities, … Read More

Integral ecology: Challenging people to broaden their focus of concern

VATICAN CITY — Integral ecology — a phrase often used when discussing the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon — highlights not just the interconnectedness that exists … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

Pocket crosses still making impact

Sam Lucero | The Compass

ALLOUEZ – A good deed’s impact may never be known, but Karen Schramel of Woodstock, Ill., was determined to make known the “miracle of the Lord” she … Read More

‘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