Building schools of discipleship

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Bishop Ricken

Next week, we will again celebrate Catholic Schools Week at each of our 53 Catholic elementary and high schools here in the Diocese of Green Bay. I … Read More

A visit to Rome and with Pope Francis

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A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Rome, where I joined 24 other bishops from the Upper Midwest. Every five to seven years … Read More

Never take the blessing of food for granted

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Bishop Ricken

In a few days, many of us will gather together with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving. This year I am especially grateful for my family, for … Read More

Respect Life Month: Our commitment to the unborn

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Bishop Ricken

During the month of October, the Catholic Church celebrates Respect Life Month. This year’s theme, “Christ Our Hope: In Every Season of Life,” reminds us that the … Read More

Why we need missionary disciples

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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, In my column last month, I shared with you our diocesan goals for the next five years. As I said then, … Read More

Natural disasters and migration

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As you probably know, in early September the Bahamas were hit by a devastating Category 5 hurricane. More than 50 people were killed while thousands more lost … Read More

The ‘one by One’ campaign launch

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Imagine being a middle-aged homeless woman with a teenage son, not knowing if you and your child will have a safe place to spend the night, or … Read More

Building a culture of missionary discipleship

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Bishop Ricken

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Three years ago, after consultation with my staff, and through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, I announced a new vision … Read More