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‘Gather the children in this wild country’

April 30, 2019

The story of the Blessed Mother appearing to Adele Brise in 1859 has been retold countless times, generation after generation. The message Our Lady of Good Help, delivered on her […]

A polar vortex kind of day

January 30, 2019

GREEN BAY — A severe snowstorm Jan. 28, followed by bitter cold temperatures Jan. 29 and 30, have most of Wisconsin in a winter icebox. Schools, businesses and churches around […]

Sixties garage band memories

August 27, 2018

Who hasn’t heard a garage band? Drums, guitars and music loud enough to shake the walls. Back in the day — meaning the late 1960s — a group of Wisconsin […]

Biking for Babies team members thankful for support in diocese

July 13, 2018

I received handwritten messages from both Kevin Biese and Nick Vande Hey of Biking for Babies that included mentions of the support they have received from people in the diocese. […]

Choosing a new rosary

November 6, 2017

The first time I stepped foot into St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay was for a Rite of Election Mass celebrated in early spring 1986 by Cardinal Adam Maida, […]

Fatima Day

October 13, 2017

Today is the centennial of the last appearance of Our Lady at Fatima in Portugal. It is a day for praying the rosary. Here is a link to an article […]

Rosaries and cupcakes

October 9, 2017

October is traditionally the month of the rosary. And the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is Oct. 7. Many of us have taken part in Living Rosaries, where […]

St. Norbert professor to lead solar eclipse activities

August 18, 2017

If you are interested in the solar eclipse, St. Norbert College released the following information about  activities offered on Monday: Michael Olson, assistant professor of physics at St. Norbert College, […]

‘A really big ham’

April 4, 2017

Part of this job’s charm is the chance to connect people who want to do good things for others.  Each year, The Compass runs listings of various churches and groups […]

In anticipation of Easter joy

March 27, 2017

We’re half-way through Lent. Sunday, March 26, this year was Laetare Sunday – Rejoice Sunday. It’s the Sunday during Lent when you might see pink or rose colored vestments and/or […]

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