Sixties garage band memories

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 … Read More

Choosing a new rosary

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 … Read More

Fatima Day

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 … Read More

Rosaries and cupcakes

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 … Read More

‘A really big ham’

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 … Read More

In anticipation of Easter joy

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 … Read More

Homemade memories of Mary

Memories make the holidays, and the Advent season. Last Sunday, Dec. 4, I spoke at a Christmas Tea at First United Presbyterian Church in De Pere, Wis. … Read More

Local holiday book published

Quick! What were the names of the Three Wise Men? How long did it take for them to travel to Bethlehem? Where did they go after they … Read More

Mass in the woods

You only have a few more weekends left. If you would like to attend Mass at a classic “garage chapel,” the Chapel in the Woods near Caldron … Read More

Taking to the airwaves

I recently had my second book published by Our Sunday Visitor Publishing. “Making Sense of Saints: Fascinating Facts About Relics, Patrons, Canonization and More” has been timely, … Read More