Spotting food insecurity

June 8, 2023

When the topic of food justice is introduced in conversation, it’s common for people to talk about hunger. While there are millions of people in the world living on less […]

Heart to heart

May 23, 2023

Have you ever heard the phrase, “That really spoke to my heart?” This Sunday, May 21, is World Communications Day. In our diocese, May 28 will see the annual collection […]

Tough times at some universities

May 5, 2023

I‘m fortunate to serve on the alumni board of directors at my college alma mater and I very much enjoy returning to campus multiple times a year for meetings and […]

Our own backyard

April 24, 2023

It’s amazing to find things in your own backyard. For example, have you ever visited “the Shrine?” I grew up in northeast Wisconsin and, until 1985, knew nothing about this […]

Veteran leads by example

April 7, 2023

While I don’t remember his name, I do recall his words. The chaplain at the Newman Center when I was in college wrote a reflection about welcoming others in reference […]

Annual celebrations hint at eternity

March 28, 2023

Anniversaries are wonderful. Sometimes scary. And, hopefully, often transformative. Each of us will be part of several anniversaries this year — birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, reunions, dates in history, remembrances of […]

True fasting

February 28, 2023

Today, Feb. 24, is the first Friday of Lent. It’s also a day of abstinence for Catholics. In earlier times, Lenten Fridays were also days of fasting. Most of us […]

A simple request

February 10, 2023

While plugging a parking meter in downtown Green Bay recently, I heard the voice of someone walking in my direction. I initially didn’t know if the man’s words were directed […]

The quality behind Catholic journalism

January 31, 2023

February is Catholic Press Month in the United States. This current issue of The Compass has roots going back to Nov. 2, 1956, the first issue of The Green Bay […]

Will public prayer remain visible or return to the background?

January 17, 2023

Following Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin’s collapse on the field during the first quarter of the Jan. 2 Monday Night Football game versus the host Cincinnati Bengals, public prayer was […]

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