Alpha: The spark we needed!

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Bishop Ricken

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Over the past few months, I have been sharing updates on our efforts to build a culture of discipleship within … Read More

Merry Christmas to all of you

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Bishop Ricken

Merry Christmas to all of you! There is nothing so moving as contemplating the great mysteries of the Christ child and the sacrifices of the Holy Family. … Read More

Observations from USCCB meeting

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Bishop Ricken

Last week, I spent time in Baltimore with my brother bishops for the General Assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). This is one of … Read More

Healing and prayer

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Bishop Ricken

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I hope you have had a chance to read the special inserts of questions and answers in The Compass and online … Read More

Listening sessions

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Bishop Ricken

Brothers and Sisters, Several weeks ago, as part of my action steps to accountability in response to the sexual abuse crisis in the church, I announced plans … Read More

Families of disciples

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Bishop Ricken

Recently, I had the privilege of offering our September Jubilee Mass for our catechists and RCIA leaders.  We are blessed to have so many wonderful people who … Read More

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