Serving up thanks works on many levels

December 15, 2022

Twenty-one years ago, I began a holiday project at The Compass, a list of the free holiday meals being offered in this area of northeast Wisconsin. The first list, in […]

Time to stop avoiding grace

December 1, 2022

Do you avoid “going to confession?” When I was in Catholic grade school, we were told to “go to confession” weekly. Father sat in the confessional every day after lunch. […]

A good book with a good message

November 21, 2022

I consider myself an avid reader. Unlike some readers, I cannot go back and forth between two books. I need to stick to one. I also have not found the […]

A call to call vocations

November 4, 2022

What do you want to be when you grow up? This is a question Fr. Ryan O’Neill, director of vocations for the Archdiocese of Denver, recalled for the Denver Catholic […]

Everyone has a story to tell

October 10, 2022

Oct. 20 will mark the 25th anniversary of my first day at The Compass. When I reflect on my longevity with the newspaper, I am very appreciative of the generosity […]

Hope found in ‘the Queue’

September 23, 2022

How long would you stand in line to get into Mass? I admit I, like many of us, would probably not stand there very long — especially in the rain.  […]

Applaud an act of maturity

August 24, 2022

Decoldest Crawford, a first-year wide receiver for the University of Nebraska, received national headlines even though he has yet to play in a game for the Cornhuskers. A heating and […]

The glory of the heavens

August 10, 2022

Have you ever looked up into the darkest part of the sky on a summer night? You know the spot — the one where there don’t seem to be any […]

Help is just three digits away

July 27, 2022

Have you ever had a mental health crisis in your family? Has a friend ever acted strangely, and you feared they might hurt themselves? We’ve all had times where we […]

The power of the Precious Blood

July 13, 2022

On June 29, Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter about liturgical formation titled “Desiderio Desideravi” (“I have desired,” Jesus’ words at the Last Supper). The letter discusses the importance of […]

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