Aligning to mission

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Bishop Ricken

In last week’s column, I shared an update on Disciples on the Way and the progress we have made over the past four years in growing as … Read More

Disciples on the Way: An update

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Bishop Ricken

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, It is hard to believe that it has been four years since we began our journey on the mission map of … Read More

Back to school

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Bishop Ricken

A few days ago, I looked at a calendar and noticed that it is mid-August already. I am always amazed at how time can pass so quickly. … Read More

Sexual abuse in the church

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Bishop Ricken

By now, many of you are aware of the accusations against Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, formerly a member of the College of Cardinals. I have been deeply grieved … Read More

Pope Paul VI and Humanae Vitae

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Bishop Ricken

1968 was a year of incredible upheaval in the United States. I was a sophomore in high school and even the students at the seminary had a … Read More

What is a missionary disciple?

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Bishop Ricken

Since his election in 2013, Pope Francis has encouraged the church to go out to the world. In “The Joy of the Gospel,” he spoke of his … Read More

Seeking Christ’s healing

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Bishop Ricken

One of my joys as bishop is traveling to different communities in the diocese. When I visit parishes and schools, I learn more about the unique history … Read More

Come, Holy Spirit

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Bishop Ricken

Happy Pentecost! This is the birthday of the church, when our risen and ascended Lord Jesus Christ sent the Holy Spirit upon his bewildered, fearful and mourning … Read More

Another school shooting

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Bishop Ricken

It happened again. As you know by now, another mass shooting occurred last week. This time, 14 students and three staff members were senselessly killed at Marjory … Read More

Jubilee Year Discipleship Prayer

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Bishop Ricken

As you may know, this year we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Diocese of Green Bay. For a special year of celebration, we … Read More