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.
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Rite of Election

Rite-of-ElectionBishop receives 230 preparing to enter Catholic Church at Easter

Some 230 Northeastern Wisconsin people preparing to enter the Catholic Church at Easter gathered for the Rite of Election and Call to Continuing Conversion March 13 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in De Pere. Parishes presented their catechumens and candidates, who are beginning their final period of preparation for the sacraments of initiation, to Bishop David Ricken. Read the story in The Compass. See more Compass photos by Sam Lucero


 
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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Rural Life Day

Rural-Life-DayAnnual celebration of agriculture will include Mass, meal, seed blessing

GREEN BAY, Wis. (March 16, 2011) -- The rural community in Northeastern Wisconsin will celebrate its two annual Rural Life Day events March 24 and March 31, beginning with Mass at 10:30 a.m. both days, followed by dinner at 11:45 a.m.

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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.
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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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