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Portico at Old St. Joseph Church leads to a sacred space

Symbolism of the structure makes it much more than an archway

DE PERE — The St. Norbert College campus features several archways. The year the college was founded, 1898, is displayed on the arch for the walkway entrance … Read More

Fr. Looney creates video lessons on ‘Chosen’ Christmas episode now in theaters

APPLETON, Wis. — A Wisconsin pastor has created a 10-part series of short videos related to a special Christmas episode released in theaters by the creators of … Read More

Diocese to hold annual collection for retired priests, religious Dec. 11-12

ALLOUEZ — The Diocese of Green Bay will hold the Retirement Fund for Religious collection Dec. 11-12. The parish-based appeal is coordinated by the National Religious Retirement … Read More

Nation/World

In early morning darkness, pope pays tribute to Immaculate Conception

ROME (CNS) — An hour before sunrise, Pope Francis set a basket of white roses at the base of a statue of the Immaculate Conception in the … Read More

Pope sends condolences to victims of Waukesha parade attack

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis expressed his condolences to the victims of a tragic attack at a Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin, that claimed the lives … Read More

U.S. bishops affix feast day for St. Teresa of Kolkata

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. bishops have assigned a feast date to St. Teresa of Kolkata. The date would be Sept. 5, the death date in 1997 … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

Statue of Blessed Mother has a new home

Sam Lucero | The Compass

Last week, I announced that the abandoned statue of the Blessed Mother, which was repaired and then blessed by Bishop David Ricken on Dec. 2, would be … Read More

Update: Abandoned statue of Blessed Mother seeks new home

Sam Lucero | The Compass

Last month, The Compass reported that an abandoned statue of the Blessed Mother was discovered in the parking lot of Piggly Wiggly in De Pere. (See this … Read More

Abandoned Marian statue seeks its owner

Sam Lucero | The Compass

The Compass received an email from a reader, Susan Hansen of De Pere, over the weekend. She wanted to call to our attention a statue of Mary … Read More