Compass Blog

Statue of Blessed Mother has a new home

December 8, 2021

Last week, I announced that the abandoned statue of the Blessed Mother, which was repaired and then blessed by Bishop David Ricken on Dec. 2, would be given away to […]

Update: Abandoned statue of Blessed Mother seeks new home

December 2, 2021

Last month, The Compass reported that an abandoned statue of the Blessed Mother was discovered in the parking lot of Piggly Wiggly in De Pere. (See this link.) After rescuing […]

Abandoned Marian statue seeks its owner

November 9, 2021

The Compass received an email from a reader, Susan Hansen of De Pere, over the weekend. She wanted to call to our attention a statue of Mary that was abandoned […]

Summer program supports the arts

July 30, 2021

DE PERE — Among the summer programs that support the arts is Next Stage offered by St. Norbert College Music Theatre. For the past six years, Next Stage has served […]

More than a symbol

July 7, 2021

My introduction to the papal flag — see Foundations of Faith (July 2) — came on Sept. 15, 1987. That year, St. John Paul II visited Los Angeles for two […]

Downspout inspirations

June 3, 2021

How do you come up with these ideas? People often ask that about my Foundations of Faith column, that I have written for The Compass since 1997. While some topics […]

A pro-life rosary

January 31, 2021

Carolyn Lefeber, a member of St. Patrick Parish in Stephensville, was one of about 100 people to attend the Disciples for Life Conference on Jan. 23 at the National Shrine […]

A cherished rosary

January 29, 2021

One of the thrills of photographing people for The Compass is getting to listen to their stories. I recently traveled to Greenville to photograph Jim Cotter, who will be featured […]

DACA recipient: ‘My message would be of love’

November 12, 2019

ALLOUEZ – The Supreme Court began hearing arguments Nov. 12 in a case that could eventually end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA. The High […]

Pocket crosses still making impact

September 5, 2019

ALLOUEZ – A good deed’s impact may never be known, but Karen Schramel of Woodstock, Ill., was determined to make known the “miracle of the Lord” she received in the […]

Scroll to Top