Sam Lucero

Twitter takeover: worth a retweet?

Last week, billionaire Elon Musk purchased the social media company Twitter for $44 billion. The jaw-dropping acquisition, expected to be completed in three to six months, has been roundly applauded — and criticized. Those cheering the new deal see it as a win for free speech. In the past, Musk has been critical of Twitter’s policies on moderating comments. But critics say loosening restrictions will lead to harassment and misinformation. Like other social media websites, …

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Diocese of Green Bay announces priest, pastoral leader appointments

ALLOUEZ — The Diocese of Green Bay has announced the following appointments: Vicariate I – North Rev. Jeffrey Briones concludes his appointment as Parochial Vicar of St. Agnes Parish, Amberg; St. Mary Parish, Crivitz; St. Augustine Parish, Wausaukee; and Station at Caldron Falls, effective June 30, 2022. Rev. George Daniel is appointed Parochial Vicar of SS. James & Stanislaus Parish, White Lake, effective July 1, 2022, while continuing his appointment as Parochial Vicar of St. …

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Minnesota professor starts nonprofit to get medical supplies to Ukrainians

ST. PAUL, Minn. (CNS) — Paul Gavrilyuk gets about four hours of sleep a night. It’s a wonder he gets any sleep at all. The Ukraine native and theology professor at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul is working around the clock to help his native country, which he left in 1993, but has family and friends still living there. One friend is a fellow academic who has taken up a military rifle …

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Pray for an end to war

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last Thursday, Feb. 24, stunned the civilized world and left most of us wondering what is next. In the first five days of Vladamir Putin’s unprovoked attack, more than 350 Ukrainian citizens — including innocent men, women and children — have reportedly been killed. More than 1,600 have been wounded. Some news reports have Russian military casualties numbering around 3,500. We, as Catholics, echo the words of our holy father, Pope …

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Compass accepting nominations for ‘Faith That Works’ Awards

ALLOUEZ — To recognize those in business who promote the common good, The Compass invites readers and parish leadership to nominate candidates for the 10th annual “Faith That Works” Awards. Nominees must be currently employed in the 16-county area of the Diocese of Green Bay, an active parish member and involved in spiritually based community programs or organizations. A panel of judges will select honorees from both profit and nonprofit organizations who make a positive difference …

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Capuchin Fr. Keith Clark dies

ALLOUEZ — Capuchin Fr. Keith Clark, whose ministries included eight years as director of the now-closed Monte Alverno Retreat Center in Appleton, died Dec. 4 at age 82. Fr. Clark grew up in Monroe, Wis., the oldest of four sons of Donald and Lois Clark. In a 2002 column for The Compass, Fr. Clark recounted his first invitation to a priestly vocation. “When I was in sixth grade, our teacher, Sr. Dorothy, kept me after …

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Statue of Blessed Mother has a new home

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 given away to a good home on the feast of the Immaculate Conception. I asked interested readers to submit a letter by email and describe why he or she would like to claim Mother Mary. Since Dec. 2, I received five requests from readers, all with heartfelt letters …

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Update: Abandoned statue of Blessed Mother seeks new home

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 link.) After rescuing the statue and hoping the rightful owner might contact The Compass, we have decided to offer this ceramic statue, which stands 25 inches in height, to a new owner. When the statue was rescued, both its left arm and head were detached. With some TLC, …

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Maryland couple donates spruce as Rockefeller Center’s 2021 Christmas tree

FAIR HILL, Md. (CNS) — The normally sleepy streets of Cecil County, Maryland, near the University of Delaware and White Clay Creek State Park were buzzing with activity the morning of Nov. 11, as one of the most iconic holiday symbols in the United States began its journey. Hundreds of spectators, media and workers descended on the home of Devon and Julie Price, parishioners at Immaculate Conception Church in Elkton, Maryland, to watch as a …

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Abandoned Marian statue seeks its owner

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 that was abandoned near the StoneRidge Piggly Wiggly, located at 575 Swan Road in De Pere. “About a week ago, a smaller Mary statue turned up at the Piggly Wiggly parking lot in De Pere,” wrote Hansen. “It is in a grassy area on the south end of …

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