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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Xavier honored

Appleton school named to national Top 50 Catholic High Schools list

APPLETON, Wis. (Oct. 15, 2010) -- Xavier High School in Appleton for the third time has been selected as one of the top 50 Catholic high schools in the United States, announced Dr. Joseph Bound, Director of Education for the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay.

Xavier and Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha were the only two schools in Wisconsin to be recognized by the 2010 Catholic High School Honor Roll, which was released today by he Acton Institute, an international research and educational organization.
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Catholic lawyers' society

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Scalia to visit Green Bay for inaugural meeting

Justice-ScaliaGREEN BAY, Wis. (Oct. 12, 2010) -- U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will be the keynote speaker at the inaugural meeting of the newly formed St. Thomas More Lawyers' Society for the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay.

Members and potential members are invited to attend the Oct. 28 event at the KI Convention Center, 333 Main St., Green Bay, following the 5 p.m. Red Mass at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 130 S. Monroe Ave., Green Bay.
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Students celebrate

Diocesan All-School Mass packs the Resch Center on October 14

GREEN BAY, Wis. (Oct. 15, 2010) – Nearly 10,000 students and faculty from every Catholic school in the Diocese of Green Bay participated in an all-school Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14 at the Resch Center.

Bishop David Ricken celebrated the Mass with Auxiliary Bishop Robert Morneau and Bishop Emeritus Robert Banks and many priests serving in the diocese. Several deacons also participated.
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