Responding to the coronavirus

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Bishop Ricken

Dear Friends and Followers of Jesus, I write to you today to offer my prayers, hope and guidance as together, throughout the 16 counties of the Diocese … Read More

St. Joseph: A model disciple for today

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Bishop Ricken

In a few weeks, on March 19, we will celebrate the feast of St. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus. In my last column, I mentioned that … Read More

Bishop’s Appeal: ‘Rising in Faith’

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Bishop Ricken

The world needs the full embrace of God’s love now more than ever. “Rising in Faith” we can welcome, heal and educate! It’s our opportunity to lift … Read More

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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Bishop Ricken

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