Remembering our caregivers

Bill Dodds, a retired Catholic newspaper editor and columnist, once wrote about what he called the “Beatitudes for Caregivers.” Dodds and his wife, Monica, had offered a … Read More

Post-election pledges

After months of anticipation (some may say trepidation), the 2020 presidential election will finally take place next Tuesday. This year’s Election Day, however, seems much different than … Read More

Let’s lick domestic abuse

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is observed at the same time as Respect Life Month, which is fitting, since domestic abuse is a scourge that … Read More

A model for young people

Last Saturday, Pope Francis declared Carlo Acutis “blessed,” the last step before canonization as a saint. The beatification Mass took place in Assisi, Italy, and celebrated by … Read More

Pray for all fire victims

Oct. 8, was the anniversary of a fire. We have heard of devastating fires in the western United States this year — with nearly four million acres … Read More

One way to respect life

A recent email criticized editors of The Compass for failure to take the COVID-19 virus seriously. The writer stated that the newspaper should do more to encourage … Read More

Church has role in suicide prevention

Last month, Fr. Timothy Herten, who served as a chaplain at Sheppard Air Force Base in Texas, took his own life. The 66-year-old priest died Aug. 16 … Read More

9/11, version 2.0: Let’s stand united

Nineteen years ago this Friday, the unthinkable happened. Nearly 3,000 people died in terrorist attacks on NYC, Washington and Pennsylvania. How did we, as a nation, react? … Read More

As voters, we must aspire to do good

Now that the political conventions are finished (as of our dateline), Wisconsin stands as a battleground state in the national election. We will see many from both … Read More

The rise of billionaires

Last week, Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder and CEO of Facebook, joined Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft founder Bill Gates as the world’s only “centibillionaires.” In layman’s terms, … Read More