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Diocese begins Appleton-based ‘Encounter School of Ministry’

Two-year program to prepare missionary disciples

ALLOUEZ — Do you want to experience supernatural moments in everyday life? Do you want  the Gospel proclaimed with signs and wonders like those you read about … Read More

Age not a barrier to John Sloot’s physical activity

At 93, Minnesota senior is oldest to participate in Walk to Mary

CHAMPION — John Sloot, 93, a retired farmer from Winthrop, Minn., lives by the adage of his late brother, Vincent, a marathon runner, who preached: “When you … Read More

New Vida location offers opportunity for a greater service impact

Appleton pregnancy resource center moves to larger building

APPLETON — Diapers, stacked according to size, fit perfectly into the wall shelving unit located in the lower level of the new home of Vida Inc. The … Read More


Caritas campaign made strides, but miles still to go in welcoming migrants

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Participants logged more than 370,000 miles in symbolic solidarity walks with migrants over the past four years, but the leaders of Caritas Internationalis … Read More

On the cross and still today, Jesus prays for everyone, pope says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Jesus is always praying for each and every person, desiring that his word would help people in their lives and that they never … Read More

National Right to Life decries new bill aimed at codifying Roe v. Wade

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The Women’s Health Protection Act, introduced in the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House June 8 “would invalidate nearly all existing state limitations on … Read More

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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

A pro-life rosary

Sam Lucero | The Compass

Carolyn Lefeber, a member of St. Patrick Parish in Stephensville, was one of about 100 people to attend the Disciples for Life Conference on Jan. 23 at … Read More

A cherished rosary

Sam Lucero | The Compass

One of the thrills of photographing people for The Compass is getting to listen to their stories. I recently traveled to Greenville to photograph Jim Cotter, who … Read More