Have a blessed Christmas!

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Bishop Ricken

These snow covered days and frigid temperatures are certainly doing their part to put us in the mood for the Christmas holidays. Advent is a time of … Read More

U.S. bishops pass strategic plan

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Bishop Ricken

At this year’s annual November meeting, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) elected two very good leaders: the president, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of the Archdiocese of … Read More

Jubilee Year of Mercy for prisoners

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Bishop Ricken

This past Sunday, the Holy Father reached out to another group needing to hear of the love and mercy of Jesus. In a beautiful Mass at St. … Read More

National Vocation Awareness Week

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Bishop Ricken

This week is National Vocation Awareness Week in the diocese. I would like to take this opportunity this week to share with you a personal story of … Read More

Faith and end-of-life decisions

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Bishop Ricken

Recently I had the opportunity to be in communication with Jen Bolen, the mother of Jerika Bolen. Jerika is a 14-year old girl from Appleton who has … Read More