No bankruptcy plans

Diocese responds to Gannett News Service stories in Appleton, Green Bay papers

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Jan. 13, 2011) -- A recent article published by the Gannett News Service, originally appearing in the Appleton Post-Crescent and Green Bay Press-Gazette, implied that the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay might be contemplating a bankruptcy filing. In response to that unfounded speculation, the Diocese issued this statement:

"The Diocese of Green Bay is currently in a solid operating financial position and is not planning to file for bankruptcy protection. In fact, the Diocese of Green Bay has no liability judgments against it."
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National Migration Week

National-Migration-Week_2011-smU.S. Bishops have resources for parishes, schools, families, individuals

Special resources are available for parishes, schools, families, and individuals to observe National Migration Week, January 2-8, 2011.
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Spiritual growth

Diocese teaming with Boston College to offer two online courses in spirituality

C21-logoThe Diocese of Green Bay is teaming with the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry to offer two courses in spirituality this winter.

The classes being offered through the Jesuit college’s C21 Online learning program are Spiritual Practices, from January 24 to February 4, and Spirituality Matters, from February 7 to March 4.
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Worthy of Belief

Bishop Ricken Approves Marian Apparitions at Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help™  

chapel-exterior-smGREEN BAY, Wis. (December 8, 2010) -- Bishop David Ricken announced today that he officially approves the Marian apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help™ at Champion.


The announcement was made during a special Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help™ at Champion.  

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Providing aid

Church leaders react to hostage incident in Marinette

Catholic Charities and Holy Family Parish in Marinette have stepped forward to assist Catholics and members of the larger community after 15-year-old Samuel Hengel, a Marinette High School sophomore, held his social studies class and teacher hostage for nearly seven hours Nov. 29. Hengel died the next day of self-inflicted gunshot wounds.

Compass story: Church leaders react to hostage incident in Marinette

 
Vespers for life

bishop_rickenBishop to celebrate Vigil for Life at Cathedral for start of the Advent season

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Nov. 23, 2010) -- Bishop David Ricken will celebrate a Vigil for Life and First Vespers of Advent at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Green Bay, at 6 p.m. Saturday, November 27.

The event will be part of a worldwide celebration called for by Pope Benedict XVI, who will celebrate the vigil on November 27 in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome. Pope Benedict has asked bishops, and all believers to hold solemn vigils for all nascent -- newly developing -- human life in their parishes, religious communities, associations and movements.
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Catholics Come Home

Lenten TV ads lead to 7.4 percent increase in Mass attendance in the Diocese

cch_logoGREEN BAY, Wis. (Oct. 21, 2010) -- Increases in Mass attendance and the willingness of Catholics to talk about matters of faith were among positive outcomes from a series of TV ads the Diocese of Green Bay aired for six weeks last February and March.

Parish leaders also reported a more welcoming environment, the launch of Web sites, and a desire to continue what was started, including another media campaign.
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