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

Lessons from Mary for Mother’s Day

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Bishop Ricken

As you know, this Sunday is Mother’s Day. Although the holiday is secular in its origin, there is much that is sacred about the celebration of Mother’s … Read More

The victory has been won

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Brothers and sisters, it is so easy to look at all the challenges around us and become very discouraged. It seems that every realm of life and … Read More

Easter Sunday and the Easter season

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Bishop Ricken

Happy Easter, friends!  May the joy of the risen Christ bring peace and joy to your hearts and homes this Easter season! In many ways, brothers and … Read More

On COVID-19 vaccinations

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Bishop Ricken

Greetings in the Lord Jesus, As many of you know, questions continue to be raised regarding the reception of vaccines against COVID-19. Recently, additional concerns have arisen … Read More