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

Please support the Bishop’s Appeal

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Bishop Ricken

In the Gospel of John (13:35) Jesus says, “I give you a new commandment: love one another. As I have loved you, so you also should love … Read More

Personal stories of DACA recipients

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Bishop Ricken

This past summer, I wrote a column about immigration, in which I encouraged all of us to learn the stories of our immigrant brothers and sisters. Recently, … Read More

Bishop Ricken’s Christmas message

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Bishop Ricken

Dear brothers and sisters in the newborn Prince of Peace, As human beings, we all share a common, deep longing in our hearts for love, peace, human … Read More

Violence and the culture of death

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Bishop Ricken

Like many of you, my heart broke as I heard the news of the recent shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, where 26 … Read More

World Day of the Poor

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Bishop Ricken

Earlier this year, Pope Francis announced that Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, would be the First World Day of the Poor. In his announcement, Pope Francis challenges us … Read More

Opioid addiction

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Bishop Ricken

You have heard me speak out in the past against what appears to be a culture of death in our society. This culture is sinister, often lurking … Read More

Catholic-Lutheran dialogue

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Bishop Ricken

In the Gospel of John, we hear Jesus’ prayer for unity on the night before he died. In particular, he prayed, “so that they may all be … Read More