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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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

Our response to sin of racism

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Bishop Ricken

Racism is an immensely complex, emotional and often very personal issue. It is not easy for any person to grow up without prejudice; we all seem to … Read More

The faces of immigration

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Bishop Ricken

Recently the bishops of the United States gathered in Indianapolis for our Spring Assembly. One of the topics of conversation was immigration, and since that time, I’ve … Read More