‘Unplanned’: The truth about abortion

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Bishop Ricken

Recently I viewed the movie, “Unplanned,” which tells the extremely powerful story of Abby Johnson and her journey from an entry-level employee with Planned Parenthood to the … Read More

Shining light into the darkness

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Bishop Ricken

A blessed Lenten season to you and to your loved ones! Lent is a time to take stock, to increase a few of our spiritual practices and … Read More

Discovering Jesus in my life

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My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Over the past several months, I have been highlighting some of our work within the diocese to promote discipleship. I … Read More

Introducing Alpha in our parishes

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Bishop Ricken

My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Last month, as part of my series on discipleship, I wrote about how we have introduced Alpha in our diocese … Read More

‘Missionaries of Hope’

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Bishop Ricken

In 1 Corinthians, we hear how love never fails. Love is patient and kind. In a world full of turmoil, we must remember love always prevails. As … Read More

The release of diocesan priests’ names

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Bishop Ricken

As you may know, last week the diocese released a list of the names of diocesan priests in this diocese who have a substantiated allegation of abuse … Read More

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