Memorial Day

Diocese of Green Bay to hold Memorial Day weekend Masses at two cemeteries

GREEN BAY, Wis. (May 23, 2011) -- The Diocese of Green Bay will have Memorial Day weekend Masses at two cemeteries to combine the memory, the generosity and the commitment of the faithful and patriotic as they celebrate the national holiday.
Parental Choice Vouchers

Diocese of Green Bay strongly supports expanding voucher program to city schools

GREEN BAY, Wis. (May 16, 2011) --  In response to suggestions to expand Wisconsin’s Parental Choice Voucher program to include students in the Green Bay Public School District, Bishop David L. Ricken has endorsed the Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) School System's efforts to participate in the program for the 2011/2012 school year.
Holy Orders

Luke-FerrisBill_BrunnerBishop Ricken to ordain two men to priesthood June 25 at the Cathedral

GREEN BAY, Wis. (June 13, 2011) -- Bishop David Ricken will ordain Deacons William Brunner and Luke Ferris to the priesthood at 10 a.m. Saturday June 25, 2011, in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 140 S. Monroe Ave., Green Bay.
Concealed weapons

Conference urges legislators not to advance concealed weapons legislation

Wisconsin-Catholic-Conference-logoMADISON, Wis. (May 13, 2011) -- The Wisconsin Catholic Conference urged legislators not to advance legislation allowing individuals to carry concealed weapons in public. The Conference made special mention of the bill's failure to explicitly exclude concealed weapons from churches.
Schedule change

Diocesan offices on annual summer schedule through the end of October

Offices of the Diocese of Green Bay will be open longer hours Monday through Thursday and will close earlier on Friday under a schedule change in effect from Monday, May 2, through Friday, October 28. The offices will be open the same number of hours and employees will work the same number of hours under the summer schedule. Office hours are now 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Friday.

John Paul Beatification

Late pontiff joins ranks of Blessed during ceremony Sunday at the Vatican

PJPII-beatification-logoPope Benedict XVIl beatified his predecessor, Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla) during a beatification Mass Sunday, May 1, at the Vatican. Pope John Paul was born was born May 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland. He was elected pope on Oct. 16, 1978, and reigned until his death on April 2, 2005. The Compass will provide coverage of John Paul II’s beatification in the May 6 issue –- and on its Web site.

Click for Vatican and Catholic News Service video and audio of the beatification on the Compass Web site

Milwaukee program

WCC supports improvements to parental choice program

Wisconsin-Catholic-Conference-logoMADISON, Wis. (April 21, 2011) -- The Wisconsin Catholic Conference (WCC) has endorsed two proposals that would significantly improve the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program (MPCP), the state’s only -- and the nation’s oldest -- school choice voucher program.
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