Statue of Blessed Mother has a new home

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 … Read More

Abandoned Marian statue seeks its owner

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 … Read More

Summer program supports the arts

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 … Read More

More than a symbol

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 … Read More

Downspout inspirations

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. … Read More

A pro-life rosary

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 … Read More

A cherished rosary

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 … Read More

Pocket crosses still making impact

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 … Read More