Bishop Ricken ordains two men to transitional diaconate | See photos on Flickr

Bishop Ricken ordains five men to diaconate | See photos on Flickr

Diocese to send young adult delegation to Convocation

POW bracelet holds cherished memories for Verstegen

Handyman gives time to parish | Your Catholic Neighbor: Bernard Skaletski

Shawano preschoolers launch ‘Blessing Box’ project


POW bracelet holds cherished memories for Verstegen

Spring cleaning turns up bracelet, leads to successful search for Vietnam vet

KIMBERLY — A little bit of spring cleaning brought back some memories and a reminder of what military veterans have done for us. Kathy Verstegen, a member … Read More
Deacon Vidmar’s vocation was result of many seeds planted

‘That seed was growing as my faith started to grow,’ he says

OSHKOSH — When Paul Vidmar was ordained as a deacon on Saturday, May 13, it marked the culmination of many little seeds planted along the pathway of … Read More
TV reporter’s faith journey given boost thanks to spouse

Hornacek said that his conversion continues

ALLOUEZ — Robert Hornacek regularly asks questions as a reporter for WLUK FOX 11 News, but it was a question asked of him that led to his … Read More


Vatican statement on pope’s meeting with President Donald Trump

VATICAN CITY — Here is the Vatican’s statement on Pope Francis’ meeting May 24 with U.S. President Donald Trump: This morning, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, the Honorable … Read More

As Trump and the pope meet, peace offerings in person and via Twitter

WASHINGTON — Though there are few details about what was said when Pope Francis and Donald Trump talked privately May 24, much was made online about the … Read More

Gunmen take Catholic hostages; Philippines’ Duterte imposes martial law

MANILA, Philippines — Gunmen claiming to have links with the Islamic State group threatened to kill hostages, including a Catholic priest, who were taken from the southern … Read More

The Compass GPS Blog

‘A really big ham’

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

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

Patricia Kasten | The Compass

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

Basketball tourney tradition continues in Kaukauna

Jeff Kurowski | The Compass

KAUKAUNA — The 49th annual Holy Cross Men’s Basketball Tournament tips off March 24-26 and continues April 7-9 at Carl Giordana Gym, Holy Cross site, in Kaukauna. … Read More