Pastoral Statement

Bishop Ricken creating Commission on Living Justice; resuming CCHD Collection

bishop_rickenGREEN BAY, Wis. (Feb. 16, 2011) – Bishop David Ricken met today with representatives from groups active in social justice issues throughout the Diocese of Green Bay and announced the creation of a new initiative, the Commission on Living Justice, which is charged with taking a leading role in the catechesis, planning, and implementation of Catholic Social Teaching in the Diocese. The bishop explained his actions and reasons in his Pastoral Statement on Living Justice in the Diocese of Green Bay pdf_button also released today.
Longing for the Holy

Small Lenten faith-sharing groups across Diocese will explore mysteries of faith

Longing-for-HolySmall groups in about 50 parishes in the Diocese of Green Bay will take part in "Longing for the Holy," a five-week Lenten faith-sharing program produced by Renew International. Participants in "Longing for the Holy" will explore the central mysteries of Catholicism -- the Incarnation, the Eucharist, and the Paschal Mystery.
Shrine Mass

EWTN to Air Bishop Ricken's Mass, Press Conference Approving Marian Apparitions

Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help™ Chapel exteriorEWTN will broadcast the historic December 8, 2010, Mass and press conference in which Bishop David Ricken announced that he had officially approved the Marian apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help™ at Champion.

The press conference will air on EWTN at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5. The Mass will follow at 3:30 p.m.
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."
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.
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.
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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