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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Shrine Event

Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help™ statueShrine of Our Lady of Good Help™ to Host Annual May Celebration

GREEN BAY, Wis. (May 23, 2011) --The Diocese of Green Bay will hold the Annual May Celebration at The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help™ in Champion on Sunday, May 29, at 10 a.m. The event includes an outdoor Mass, followed by a Rosary Procession.
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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.
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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.


 
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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