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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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

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