Veneration of the saints is not sinful

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ: If most of us were to look in our wallets or purses, we would see a number of cards, a … Read More

Children change marriage – for the better

Twenty years ago, one of the deepest sorrows pierced my heart as I stared at yet another negative pregnancy test. For a couple of years my husband … Read More

Fasting for one hour before Communion

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: So many times as a priest I have heard the following: “I don’t want to be Catholic anymore. There are … Read More

How to melt hearts: The languages of love

After the recent blizzard in northeast Wisconsin, I was driving along the side streets marveling at the height of the snowbanks that piled up. With warm weather … Read More

‘If you see something, say something’

How many times have you heard people say, “You shouldn’t wear your religion on your sleeve” or “Faith should be kept private?” Many times, I am sure. … Read More

The church’s response to suicide

My Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Most of the time, our mistakes in life are not permanent. We rely on this. It seems that no matter … Read More

‘Be still and know that I am God’

Editor’s note: During Lent The Compass is offering a series, “Ways to Jump-Start Your Faith.” Local columnists draw on their experiences to offer ways for everyday Catholics … Read More

Marriages and March Madness: Avoiding upsets

March Madness means two things in our home: back-to-back college basketball games that we enjoy watching as a family and the brackets we create that are either … Read More