Parental Choice Vouchers

Diocese of Green Bay strongly supports expanding voucher program to city schools

GREEN BAY, Wis. (May 16, 2011) --  In response to suggestions to expand Wisconsin’s Parental Choice Voucher program to include students in the Green Bay Public School District, Bishop David L. Ricken has endorsed the Green Bay Area Catholic Education (GRACE) School System's efforts to participate in the program for the 2011/2012 school year.
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State budget

WCC supports, opposes aspects of Governor Walker's proposed budget

Wisconsin-Catholic-Conference-logoMADISON, Wis. (April 8, 2011) -- The Wisconsin Catholic Conference (WCC) is urging legislators to support some aspects of Governor Walker’s proposed state budget bill and to modify or reject others. The positions are part of the advocacy message Catholics from around Wisconsin shared with legislators April 5 during the WCC’s Catholics at the Capitol.
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Holy Week

Catholics to celebrate the holiest and most solemn week and receive new members

Crucifixion-ResurrectionCatholics in the Diocese of Green Bay will join their Catholic brothers and sisters around the world in celebrating Holy Week and the Easter Triduum, April 17-24.

Liturgies during the most solemn week of the Church year will include Palm Sunday, Chrism Mass, and the Easter Triduum of the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus, which is the culmination of the entire liturgical year. The Easter Triduum begins with the evening Mass of the Lord's Supper, reaches its high point at the Easter Vigil and closes with Evening Prayer on Easter.
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Holy Orders

Luke-FerrisBill_BrunnerBishop Ricken to ordain two men to priesthood June 25 at the Cathedral

GREEN BAY, Wis. (June 13, 2011) -- Bishop David Ricken will ordain Deacons William Brunner and Luke Ferris to the priesthood at 10 a.m. Saturday June 25, 2011, in St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, 140 S. Monroe Ave., Green Bay.
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Judge rules for Diocese

Motion to prevent document destruction denied in Merryfield civil suit

GREEN BAY, Wis. (March 3, 2011) -- Judge Nancy Krueger today denied the "Motion to Prevent Document Destruction" that was filed on November 15, 2010, in Outagamie Circuit Court by attorneys for Troy and Todd Merryfield.

Attorneys for the Diocese of Green Bay filed a brief in opposition to the plaintiffs’ motion on November 23, 2010.
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Spiritual seekers

Neal-ParentSeminar to explore ways to engage more parents and young adults in parish

GREEN BAY, Wis. (April 4, 2011) -- Ways to engage more parents and young adults in parish life, including strategies for reversing the declining attendance at Mass and parish events, will be discussed April 28, 2011, at a statewide leadership day at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay.
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