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Christian Family Movement grows in Oshkosh

OSHKOSH — It’s not unusual for families to be involved in their parishes, but in many cases each family member is involved in their own fashion. One … Read More

Saying one last goodbye to St. Therese School in Appleton

Aug. 7 event will offer chance to walk the halls and ‘the tunnel’ one more time

APPLETON — No desks remain, but the classrooms in the St. Therese School building are still intact with their old hardwood floors and blackboards. Alumni and guests … Read More

Navarino Catholics to celebrate 100 years of faith

St. Lawrence Parish will mark centennial with Mass celebrated by Bishop Ricken on Aug. 1

NAVARINO — COVID-19 didn’t keep the choir from singing at white-sided St. Lawrence Church across from a hayfield on Highway 156 here, 35 miles west of downtown … Read More


N.J. Catholic high school alum breaks world record to win 400m hurdle gold

SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. (CNS) — When U.S. runner Sydney McLaughlin crossed the finish line to win the gold in the 400-meter hurdles Aug. 3 in Tokyo, she … Read More

Australian Mass becomes longest-running show on nation’s television

SYDNEY (CNS) — A weekly 30-minute Mass broadcast into people’s living rooms has become the longest-running program on Australian television. Celebrating its 50th year in early August, … Read More

‘Today is a day of strength’: Mass commemorates Beirut blast victims

BEIRUT (CNS) — A year after the catastrophic Beirut port blast, the wounds of the people in Lebanon are scarred by the memory of the tragedy, and … Read More

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Summer program supports the arts

Jeff Kurowski | The Compass

DE PERE — Among the summer programs that support the arts is Next Stage offered by St. Norbert College Music Theatre. For the past six years, Next … Read More

More than a symbol

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

My introduction to the papal flag — see Foundations of Faith (July 2) — came on Sept. 15, 1987. That year, St. John Paul II visited Los … Read More

Downspout inspirations

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

How do you come up with these ideas? People often ask that about my Foundations of Faith column, that I have written for The Compass since 1997. … Read More