Vicar general

felton-fr-danBishop appoints priest to serve as resource and liaison to Diocese's parishes

GREEN BAY, Wis. (June 14, 2011) -- Bishop David L. Ricken has announced the appointment of Fr. Dan Felton as the third vicar general for the Diocese of Green Bay, effective July 1, 2011.
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Catholic schools

Schueller-JaneReetz-JohnReetz and Schueller join Diocese of Green Bay Education Department

GREEN BAY, Wis. (June 10, 2011) -- John Reetz of Antigo has been named the assistant superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Green Bay. Jane Schueller of De Pere has been named the curriculum and instruction director for the Diocese of Green Bay. Both positions are effective July 1, 2011.
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Exclude coverage

WCC says future state health insurance exchange should not include abortion

Wisconsin-Catholic-Conference-logoMADISON, Wis. (May 30, 2011) -- The Wisconsin Catholic Conference (WCC) testified May 25 in favor of legislation to prohibit insurance providers who participate in a future state exchange from including elective abortions in their coverage.
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Shrine priests

Fathers of Mercy to Begin Serving at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help™  

GREEN BAY, Wis. (May 26, 2011) -- Two Fathers of Mercy from Auburn, Ky., will begin serving on July 7, 2011, at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help™ in Champion, Bishop David Ricken announced. Fr. Peter Stryker, CPM, will serve as the Shrine's rector and Fr. Jewel Aytona, CPM, will serve as chaplain.
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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.
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Special collection

Catholics asked to support church relief efforts for Japan quake, tsunami victims

CRS-logoGREEN BAY (March 22, 2011) -- Bishop David Ricken is encouraging all parishes to take up a special collection for the people of Japan any weekend during Lent. Catholic Relief Services, the U.S. Bishops’ overseas aid agency, said relief efforts to Japan will be ongoing as it works with Caritas International and others to assist people in northern Japan devastated by an earthquake and tsunami on March 11.
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