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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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

Refugees and missionary disciples

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As the Diocese of Green Bay celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, I find myself reflecting on its history. Knowing its stories of the past helps us … Read More

Come, Holy Spirit

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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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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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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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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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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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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