Choosing culture of life over culture of death

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Bishop Ricken

October is Respect Life Month, a time when the church recognizes and celebrates the sanctity of all life, from conception until natural death. This year’s Respect Life … Read More

Listening to the Holy Spirit

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Bishop Ricken

A couple years ago, I had a chance to meet with Pope Francis. During our time together, I shared with him the progress we are making in … Read More

Change is a normal part of our Christian faith

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Bishop Ricken

Change and transformation are not easy. As human beings, we are all somewhat resistant to change because it forces us to encounter our vulnerability. This can be … Read More

Good St. Joseph at work in our diocese

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Bishop Ricken

Almost exactly two years ago, in this column, I shared with you two goals that my leadership team and I had set for our diocese for the … Read More

The Greatest Gift Part 2

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Bishop Ricken

I am so proud of our priests, our diocesan staff and parish leaders who have been so creative about reaching out to you with virtual Masses during … Read More

The Greatest Gift – Part 1

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Bishop Ricken

The greatest gift Jesus left his church was the gift of the Eucharist, the very gift of God himself. We encounter the Word through hearing it proclaimed, … Read More

St. Thomas More: A saint for our times

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Bishop Ricken

Next week, the Catholic Church in the United States will once again celebrate Religious Freedom Week (June 22 to June 29). This is a time to give … Read More

Farewell, My Friend

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Bishop Ricken

On May 20, another native son of the Diocese of Green Bay will be ordained a bishop. Fr. Dan Felton will be ordained a successor to the … Read More

On the public support of abortion

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Bishop Ricken

Last week, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of San Francisco released a pastoral letter titled, “Before I Formed You in the Womb I Knew You,” which is focused on … Read More