We must never forget the Holocaust

One of the most moving encounters in Pope Francis’ papacy took place on Feb. 20, 2021. That day, the pope paid a visit to the home of … Read More

Holiday meals: More than food

One of the most inspiring things we get to post in The Compass each year is the listing of free holiday dinners held around the 16 counties … Read More

Forgiveness ‘a sign of Father’s love’

A new “docuseries” debuted this month on Netflix, “Murder Among the Mormons.” It caught my attention because the events portrayed in this three-part series happened in Salt … Read More

Valuing water and all people

In his 2019 message for World Water Day, observed each year on March 22, Pope Francis stated that water “is an essential good for the balance of … Read More

40 days of Lent is just a start

We’re in the home stretch. So how are things with your soul? We’ve come halfway through Lent. (Actually, March 11 is the midpoint of Lent, but the … Read More

Vaccinations: A ‘common good’

One year ago, bishops across the United States began suspending public Masses due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first death from the coronavirus was actually reported on … Read More

Pope Francis travels to Iraq

In one week, Pope Francis embarks on a four-day pilgrimage to Iraq, becoming the first pope to visit that Middle East country. It is a significant visit … Read More

Staying safe during winter

In case anyone missed it, the heart of Wisconsin winter is upon us. It means limited sunlight and below-zero temperatures mixed with snow and ice. Whether or … Read More

Look for those real marriages

What makes a successful marriage? If you could find a fool-proof answer to that, you’d be famous. This week is National Marriage Week, ending on Sunday Feb. … Read More

Honoring our grandparents

The COVID-19 pandemic has been a heavy burden for people around the globe. Some countries have been hit harder than others, and some groups have experienced the … Read More