‘God has a dad’s heart’

“Is my dad in heaven?” It’s a question many of us have pondered — whether about a parent, child or friend. But the question is especially poignant … Read More

We are called to holiness

Our path to heaven, to holiness, is challenging and can always use a dose of inspiration. Today we have that jolt of stimulation thanks to Pope Francis. … Read More

Housing: A basic human right

Last week, the Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity celebrated the completion of its 107th home, which was built in partnership with the homeowners, the Thao family. … Read More

It’s no joke: words matter

“Words can inspire and words can destroy. Choose yours well.” This pithy, yet wise credo, credited to Canadian writer Robin Sharma, should be a lesson to anyone … Read More

Pope Francis celebrates five years

A new poll released March 6 by the Pew Research Center offers an updated glimpse of what U.S. Catholics think of Pope Francis. While opinions are mostly … Read More

Somalia: The face of misery

When you’re a photo editor at a major news service, viewing disturbing photos of suffering and death from around the world is part of the job. But … Read More

Oppose rent to own bill

If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. That’s a familiar adage that parents offer to their children or teachers share with students. The … Read More

Parkland school shooting

Over the years, Compass editors have devoted a lot of space to addressing the issue of gun violence and mass shootings: Las Vegas: Our spilled blood; Lack … Read More

Time to end child poverty

“This poor one cried out and the Lord heard, and from all his distress he saved him” (Ps 34:7). Throughout human history, God has reminded us that … Read More

The epidemic of loneliness

“Mom, I’m so bored.” “No one ever died of boredom. Find something to do.” What parent hasn’t said that? And boredom — at least for the child … Read More