John Paul Beatification

Late pontiff joins ranks of Blessed during ceremony Sunday at the Vatican

PJPII-beatification-logoPope Benedict XVIl beatified his predecessor, Pope John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla) during a beatification Mass Sunday, May 1, at the Vatican. Pope John Paul was born was born May 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland. He was elected pope on Oct. 16, 1978, and reigned until his death on April 2, 2005. The Compass will provide coverage of John Paul II’s beatification in the May 6 issue –- and on its Web site.

Click for Vatican and Catholic News Service video and audio of the beatification on the Compass Web site

Parish Pastoral Congress

Expert on servant leadership models for parishes to speak to parish leaders

Dr. Dan R. EbenerPastoral-Council-CongressGREEN BAY, Wis. (March 28, 2011) -- Dr. Dan R. Ebener, author of "Servant Leadershop Models for Your Parish," will speak to pastors/parish directors and parish leaders at the Parish Pastoral Congress, Saturday, April 2, at Notre Dame de la Baie Academy, Green Bay. Conference hours are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The day will include a talk on "The Pastoral Council and the Diocesan Visioning Process" by Mark Mogilka, Diocesan Director of Stewardship and Pastoral Services, and afternoon workshops.
Workers' rights

Green Bay Bishop David Ricken affirms statement of Milwaukee Archbishop Listecki

listeckibishop_rickenGREEN BAY, Wis. (Feb. 18, 2011) – In response to inquiries, Bishop David Ricken said he is in full agreement with Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki's "Statement Regarding the Rights of Workers and the Value of Unions," released on February 16, 2011.

"I am in full agreement and accord with Archbishop Listecki's recent statement which he released on behalf of the Wisconsin Catholic Conference, of which I am a member. His statement was prepared and released with my full knowledge and consent, as well as that of the other bishops in the State of Wisconsin."
Longing for the Holy

Small Lenten faith-sharing groups across Diocese will explore mysteries of faith

Longing-for-HolySmall groups in about 50 parishes in the Diocese of Green Bay will take part in "Longing for the Holy," a five-week Lenten faith-sharing program produced by Renew International. Participants in "Longing for the Holy" will explore the central mysteries of Catholicism -- the Incarnation, the Eucharist, and the Paschal Mystery.
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.
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

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