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2014 Norbertine News Stories
 
 

October 22, 2014

Fr. Dane Radecki, O. Praem., first principal at Notre Dame de la Baie Academy in Green Bay, was interviewed by "The Compass" in a story featuring the history of the local high school, which this school year is celebrating 25 years of Catholic education.

 

 

October 2, 2014

A documentary about the Walk to Mary is scheduled to air on Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). The 21-mile walking pilgrimage has taken place twice, in both May 2013 and May 2014, starting from St. Norbert Abbey and ending at The Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help in Champion, WI. An article about the documentary ran in "The Green Bay Press-Gazette."

 

 

October 2, 2014

St. Norbert Abbey's Canon John O. Bruce Memorial Organ Concert Series, in conjunction with St. Norbert College's Heritage Days Celebration, presents "Five Centuries of Norbertine Organ Music" by Norbertine organist Pater Stefan Kling, O. Praem., on October 8 in the St. Norbert Abbey Church. An article announcing the concert ran in "The Green Bay Press-Gazette."

 

 

September 23, 2014

A compilation by Br. Steve Herro, O. Praem., entitled, "Commitment checklist: how to get involved," was linked in The Huffington Post's article, "This Brilliant Allegory Just Nailed The Solution To One Of The World's Greatest Problems."

 

 

September 20, 2014

On September 23, Fr. James Neilson, O. Praem., presented "Art History for Men: 25 Works of Art Every Guy Should Know" at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality. A few days earlier, an article entitled, "Art lecture puts contemporary spin on 25 great works," featuring Fr. Neilson and his program, ran in Green Bay's "Press-Gazette."

 

 

September 19, 2014

Fr. Alfred McBride, O. Praem., will sign copies of his new autobiography, "All I Own I Owe," on Tuesday, September 23, from 3:30-5 p.m. at Cathedral Book & Gift, 131 S. Madison St., Green Bay (behind St. Francis Xavier Cathedral). An article about Fr. McBride ran in "The Compass" and he was also interviewed for northeast Wisconsin's CW 14 Sunday "Focus" television program.

Click here for details about his latest work.

 

 

September 7, 2014

Fr. Andy Cribben, O. Praem., pastor at St. Willebrord Parish in Green Bay, helped open a time capsule from 1989 during the parish's 150-year anniversary celebration. A video of the 25 year-old time capsule being opened can be viewed on "The Press-Gazette"'s website.

 

 

July 3, 2014

An article about the Norbertine Center for Spirituality's "Heaven: Is It for Real?" program by Fr. John Tourangeau, O. Praem., ran in today's "Green Bay Press-Gazette." The July 8 program has been filled to capacity, and another program has been added for August 12.

 

 

June 5, 2014

An announcement about Abbot Emeritus Jerome Tremel, O. Praem., appeared in "The Press-Gazette." 2014 marks the year he celebrates 60 years as a Norbertine priest.

 

 

June 4, 2014

A story about Abbot Emeritus Jerome Tremel, O. Praem., appeared in this week's issue of "The Compass." 2014 marks the year he celebrates 60 years as a Norbertine priest. The full story can also be read on St. Norbert Abbey's website.

 

 

June 4, 2014

The carved wooden statue of St. Norbert that stands at the entrance of St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay was highlighted in "The Compass." The statue was commissioned by Abbot Gary Neville, O. Praem., and the Norbertines of St. Norbert Abbey.

 

 

May 30, 2014

The stained glass windows of St. Norbert Abbey and the Norbertine Center for Spirituality's Praying the Abbey Windows program (to be presented by Fr. Stephen Rossey, O. Praem., in June) were highlighted in an article in "The Green Bay Press-Gazette."

 

 

May 9, 2014

Fr. John Tourangeau, O. Praem., was featured in an article in today's "Green Bay Press-Gazette" entitled, "St. Norbert College pastor draws parallels with afterlife subject matter in new movie." The piece focuses on Fr. Tourangeau's own personal experience with the afterlife, a story he has shared in a program, "Heaven: Is It for Real?", at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality. The story also ran in the May 17, 2014, Appleton "Post-Crescent."

 

 

April 3, 2014

The Norbertine Center for Spirituality's Day for Men was featured in an article in "The Green Bay Press-Gazette."

 

 

April 2, 2014

The Norbertine Center for Spirituality's Day for Men was featured in an article in "The Compass."

 

 

March 29, 2014

Coverage of the Norbertine Center for Spirituality's Day for Men aired today on WFRV-TV, Green Bay.

 

 

March 29, 2014

Coverage of the Norbertine Center for Spirituality's Day for Men aired today on WBAY, Green Bay.

 

 

March 29, 2014

Coverage of the Norbertine Center for Spirituality's Day for Men aired today on NBC26, Green Bay.

 

 

March 29, 2014

Coverage of the Norbertine Center for Spirituality's Day for Men aired today on FOX 11, Green Bay.

 

 

March 20, 2014

The Norbertine Center for Spirituality's Day for Men was promoted in "The Press-Gazette" today.

 

 

March 5, 2014

St. Willebrord Parish in Green Bay was recognized in a series of photos that ran in "The Press-Gazette" on Ash Wednesday.

 

 

February 27, 2014

The Norbertine Center for Spirituality's Day for Men was promoted in "The Northwestern" today.

 

 

February 27, 2014

The Norbertine Center for Spirituality's Day for Men was promoted in "The Press-Gazette" today. The Day for Men featured keynote speaker Coach Joe Lombardi, as well as break-out sessions with Bishop Robert Morneau, Fr. James Baraniak, O. Praem., Fr. James Neilson, O. Praem., Fr. John Tourangeau, O. Praem., Chris Greisen, Deacon Steve Meyer and Tony Pichler, followed by Mass in the St. Norbert Abbey Church.

 

 

February 21, 2014

St. Willebrord Parish in Green Bay was highlighted in an article in "The Press-Gazette" in celebration of its 150th anniversary.

 

 

February 20, 2014

Ninety year-old Vivian Obey, member of St. Willebrord Parish in Green Bay, took the spotlight as the Catholic Neighbor" in this week's "Compass." Obey "promotes love in every language" and "is a welcoming force at St. Willebrord Parish."

 

 

February 20, 2014

St. Willebrord Parish in Green Bay was highlighted in an article in "The Compass" in celebration of its 150th anniversary.

 

 

January 31, 2014

Frater Michael Brennan, O. Praem., and his brother, Christopher Brennan, C.S.C., were featured in a story that ran in the "World Day for Consecrated Life" supplement of today's "Compass." The article, profiling the two brothers and their journey toward priesthood, can also be viewed on the St. Norbert Abbey website, in the Fall/Winter 2013 issue of the "Abbey" magazine, and in the Spring 2014 issue of the "St. Norbert College Magazine."

 

 

January 8, 2014

The Return and Recovery Program for Military Veterans: Artists for the Humanities at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality at St. Norbert Abbey was highlighted in a newscast on WFRV (Green Bay, WI). The program allows veterans to express themselves through art, sharing powerful personal stories with the support of other veterans and family members.

 

2013 Norbertine News Stories
 
 

October 10, 2013

Fr. Conrad Kratz, O. Praem., founding pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish and Director Emeritus of the Norbertine Center for Spirituality, was featured in a memorial article in "The Compass"; he passed away on October 4, 2013.

 

 

September 8, 2013

Fr. Andy Cribben, O. Praem., pastor at St. Willebrord Church in Green Bay, and Fr. Rod Fenzl, O. Praem., were quoted in a newscast on FOX11 (Green Bay, WI) about the Green Bay Diocese supporting immigration reform.

 

 

September 5, 2013

Frater Jordan Neeck, O. Praem., was featured in an article, "Phillips native steps on road to priesthood," in the "Price County Daily." The article focused on Frater Neeck's entry into the Norbertine novitiate.

 

 

June 5, 2013

Fr. Thomas Hagendorf, O. Praem., was featured in a memorial article in "The Compass"; he passed away on May 18, 2013.

 

 

March 22, 2013

Fr. James Baraniak, O. Praem., was featured in an article in "The Compass" about his new appointment as Prior of St. Norbert Abbey.

 

2012 Norbertine News Stories
 
 

September 3, 2012

Fr. Andy Cribben, O. Praem., pastor at St. Willebrord Church in Green Bay, was quoted in a newscast on NBC26 (WGBA-TV Green Bay, WI) about the St. Willy's Jam event that took place on the Church grounds this day. The multicultural gathering featuring games and Mexican and American food has been held for six years.

 

 

September 2012

Fr. Andy Cribben, O. Praem., offered the invocation at a gathering that included Vice President Joe Biden during Biden’s campaign stop at the National Railroad Museum in Green Bay.

 

 

August 22, 2012

Frater Patrick LaPacz, O. Praem., was featured in an announcement in "The Green Bay Press-Gazette" stating that he will enter the Norbertine novitiate on August 27 at St. Norbert Abbey.

 

 

August 16, 2012

Fr. Andy Cribben, O. Praem., pastor at St. Willebrord Church in Green Bay, was quoted in "The Compass" about a new initiative to install a commemorative plaque outside the Church as part of a heritage trail throughout the downtown Green Bay area of places connected to the Packers' history.

 

 

August 1, 2012

Fr. Bill Ribbens, O. Praem., was featured in an article in "The Compass" in honor of his 50th year as a Norbertine. Fr. Bill serves as Hispanic Outreach volunteer at Catholic Charities in Green Bay. He also celebrates Masses in Spanish at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Newton.

 

 

August 1, 2012

Fr. Tim Shillcox, O. Praem., was featured in an article in "The Compass" in honor of his 25th year as a priest. Fr. Tim serves as pastor at Our Lady of Lourdes Church in De Pere.

 

 

July 2012

Fr. David McElroy, O Praem., was among a group of people who ventured to the Emerald Isle this past month as part of a pilgrimage. A slideshow of their trip to Ireland can be viewed on "The Compass"' website.

 

 

June 13, 2012

The Praemonstratension Fathers were featured in a tidbit in the “Today in History” section of “The Green Bay Press-Gazette.” Eighty years ago to the day in 1932, the Fathers would take over the administration of the Columbus Community club and of the St. Willebrord's parish.

 

 

June 8, 2012

A photo from St. Norbert College's annual Heritage Tour to Prémontré appeared in the "Where in the World is 'The Compass'" section of today's issue. The photo featured Norbertines, Norbertine Associates and St. Norbert College personnel posing in front of Schlagl Abbey in upper Austria with the edition of the paper announcing the re-election of Abbot Gary Neville, O. Praem.

 

 

May 10, 2012

An announcement about the re-election of Abbot Gary Neville, O. Praem., was published in "The Compass." This is the first time in the history of St. Norbert Abbey that an abbot has been re-elected.

 

 

April 21, 2012

According to an article from the Catholic News Agency (CNA), Fr. Jim Baraniak, O. Praem., pastor of St. Norbert College and chaplain to the Green Bay Packers, will be providing spiritual guidance for youth during a special Catholic Soccer Camp to be held on the College campus this summer.

 

 

March 23, 2012

“Abbey series spotlights local haven” in a “Green Bay Press-Gazette” article featuring artist and historian Fr. Steve Rossey, O. Praem., and his upcoming six-part educational “Spotlight Tours” on the Abbey’s architecture, symbolism and visionaries.

 

 

March 2, 2012

Fr. Andy Cribben, O. Praem., was featured on the front page of “The Compass” for his participation in the local “Polar Plunge” event in the name of his sister, Maria, who has Down syndrome. The “Plunge” took place on Feburary 25. Some 800 people participated to support the Special Olympics.  Fr. Cribben is pastor of St. Willebrord Parish in Green Bay.

 

 

January 25, February 1, 8, 15, 2012

The Abbey’s Norbertine Center for Spirituality’s “Wednesdays for Women” program, “That All May be One,” was featured in “The Green Bay Press-Gazette.” Participants were introduced to various faith traditions with members from the respective faiths offering insights and information. Native American, Muslim and Orthodox spiritualities were highlighted. Each session included prayer in the tradition featured.

 

 

January 13, 2012

Sr. Laura Zelten, a Sister of St. Francis of the Holy Cross at Bay Settlement, and Norbertine Fr. John Tourangeau, O. Praem., were featured in an article for “The Compass” about teaming up for a new outreach program, a collaborative effort from St. Norbert College.

 

2011 Norbertine News Stories
 
 

December 25, 2011

A reflection by Fr. John Bostwick, O. Praem., entitled, “Just How Far In Do You Want To Go?”, was featured on the front page of the Christmas Day bulletin for Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Washington, D.C. The article was originally printed in the Fall/Winter 2011 issue of the St. Norbert “Abbey” magazine (see pages 2 and 3).

 

 

November 16, 2011

Fr. Dane Radecki, O. Praem., was quoted in an article in "The Compass" about the planning of the 2012 General Chapter, for which he is is serving as secretary and also chair of the planning committee. Fr. Dane is also pastor of St. Agnes Parish in Green Bay.

 

 

November 11, 2011

The Rev. Fr. [Jack] Brendan McKeough, a Norbertine priest living in active retirement at the Priory at St. Norbert College, recalled his military service in an interview with guest commentator for the “Opinion” section of “The Green Bay Press-Gazette” Robert Boyer, a professor emeritus of English at St. Norbert College.

 

 

November 8, 2011

“Two named for Abbot Pennings Founder Awards” was the featured tidbit in the “Today in History” section of “The Green Bay Press-Gazette.” Fifty-five years ago to the day in 1956, Abbot S.M. Killeen, O. Praem., of St. Norbert Abbey announced that the first two “Abbot Bernard Pennings Founder Awards” were to be awarded.

 

 

September 21, 2011

Fr. Gerald Kempen, O. Praem., was featured in a memorial article in "The Compass"; he passed away on October 17, 2011.

 

 

September 2, 2011

Taizé Prayer at St. Norbert Abbey was featured on the Faith page of "The Green Bay Press Gazette."  The article can be accessed by clicking here.

 

 

June 2011

Fr. Ken De Groot was featured in an online Compass article on June 15. He will be retiring from his current position as pastor of St. Willebrord Parish in Green Bay.  The article can be found by clicking here.

 

 

May 2011

The Norbertine Volunteer Community was featured in The Compass Newspaper on Friday, May 20. The volunteers live in and provide service to the Olde North neighborhood of Green Bay.  The article can be found at by clicking here.

On Friday, May 13, in the Green Bay Press Gazette, Fr. Alfred McBride, O. Praem., received full page coverage of the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership Award he will receive on May 25 in Atlanta. The article can be found at by clicking here.

The UP Catholic newspaper featured Fr. John Tourangeau, O. Praem., in its Friday, May 6 issue.   Fr. John is celebrating his 25th anniversary as a Norbertine priest.  His home parish is St. Anthony of Padua, Wells, Michigan. 

 

 

April 2011

The April Mississippi Immigrant Rights Alliance newsletter featured two articles written by Fr. Jeremy Tobin, O. Praem.: "Ash Wednesday Raids" and "Let's Look at Immigration".

Br. Steve Herro, O. Praem., was the guest editor for the De Pere Journal's April 14 issue.  Br. Steve, a member of the SEEDS for De Pere and Greater Green Bay Earth Week planning committees, shared information regarding opportunities for community service as well as Earth Week events. 

The April 7 online Compass newspaper featured Dr. Jean van Stratum, author of the recently published Abbot Bernard Pennings biography.  The article can be found by clicking here.

 

 

March 2011

The March issue of the Conference of Major Superiors of Men, Justice and Peace Office reprinted an Abbey Magazine article entitled Champions of Social Change featuring Br. Steve Herro, O. Praem., and Fr. Jeremy Tobin, O. Praem.

Fr. Conrad Kratz. O. Praem., was recently featured in an article in the Green Bay Press Gazette, (Friday, March 11), regarding the Lenten season and the importance of attending to one's spiritual life. The article can be found by clicking here.

The March 25 issue of the Green Bay Press Gazette featured Dr. Jean van Stratum, author of the recently published Abbot Bernard Pennings biography.  The article can be found at:  http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011103250577.

 

 

February 2011

Fr. Jim Baraniak, O. Praem., was featured in an article in The Compass.  As Chaplain to the Green Bay Packers, Fr. Jim shared his thoughts about the season and the upcoming  trip to the Super Bowl.  The article can be found by clicking here.

Abbot Gary Neville, O. Praem., was interviewed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, prior to the Super Bowl,  for an article entitled "Praying favorites? Religious leaders say it's OK to pray for your team."  The article can be found by clicking here.

 

 

January 2011

Fr. John Tourangeau, O. Praem., along with other Norbertines, were featured in the January 7 issue of The Compass. The article focused on the Norbertine Vocation Discernment Weekend held on December 3-5, 2010.

Fr. Jim Baraniak, O. Praem., was included in a feature article in the January 7 issue of The Compass regarding prison Masses.  Entitled "Bishop celebrates Mass for inmates," the article can be found by clicking here.

The New Mexico pilgrimage, offered by the Norbertine Center for Spirituality and coordinated/facilitated by Frater Graham Golden, O. Praem., of the Norbertine Priory in Albuquerque, was featured in the Green Bay Press Gazette on Friday, January 14.  Frater Graham authored the article and photographed the pilgrimage sites, which were included in the feature.  The article can be accessed by clicking here

The January 17 issue of the Albuquerque Journal featured Fr. James Herring, O Praem., celebrant of the Mass commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Hundreds of people packed St. Joseph on the Rio Grande Catholic Church in west Albuquerque to hear Fr. James share his thoughts about the importance of continuing Dr. King's message of peace and nonviolence.  Subscribers to the Albuquerque Journal can access the article by clicking here.

On Sunday, January 30, Fox 11, a local television station, featured Fr. Jim Baraniak, O. Praem., Chaplain to the Green Bay Packers.

 

2010 Norbertine News Stories
 
 

December 2010

Fr. Andy Cribben, O. Praem., was highlighted in an article entitled Compassionate, Faith-filled Maria is 'Unforgettable'', written about his sister, Maria Cribben.

This young woman with Down syndrome is a devout Catholic who serves during adoration and Benediction at Sacred Heart Parish in Horicon.  The article in its entirety can be found by clicking here.

 

 

November 2010

The fourth quarter issue of the Network Catholic Social Justice Lobby newsmagazine shared a quote from Brother Steve Herro in an article entitled: "Find a job that you love and you'll never have to work a day in your life."  The article can be accessed by clicking here (see page 15).

Fr. Mark Falcone, O. Praem., Chaplain to the Military Officers Club of Northeastern Wisconsin, was featured in the Club's November newsletter. He offered a presentation at the September dinner meeting and  also received a certificate of appreciation.

 

 

October 2010

The St. Norbert Abbey Organ Concert Series was highlighted in the Green Bay Press Gazette on October 2.

The Compass included a feature story on the Men's Morning of Spiritual Renewal to be held at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality at St. Norbert Abbey on October 30. The article can be found by clicking here.

Brother Steve Herro, O. Praem., authored an article for the October 21 Green Bay Press Gazette entitled:  Volunteers Lead Library Solar Energy Initiative.  It can be accessed by clicking here.

 

 

September, 2010

Fr. Al McBride, O. Praem., addressed the Green Bay Diocesan Staff regarding adult Catholic Catechism and was highlighted in an article in The Compass entitled, "Diocesan staff to begin catechism studies."  The article can be found by clicking here.

 

 

August 2010

St. Norbert Abbey was featured in an article in the 2011 Vision magazine regarding its eco-friendly practices.  Both Br. Steve Herro, O. Praem. and Fr. Andy Cribben, O. Praem. were featured.  The article can be found by clicking here.

 

 

July 2010

The Norbertine Center for Spirituality was highlighted in recent articles in the Green Bay Press Gazette, Compass and Appleton Post Crescent.  The Center was also shown on Fox 11 - TV and WBAY-TV.  The Center for Spirituality supports the efforts of the Return and Recovery Program for military veterans and their families. The initiative is aimed at helping military veterans deal with post-traumatic stress through artwork.  The art therapy series is coordinated by the Artists for the Humanities, a non-profit group supporting veterans through the arts.

The July 11 ecumenical prayer service, part of the week long Isaiah 58 National Solidarity Vigil and Fast for Arizona, was highlighted in the Green Bay Press Gazette.  Brother Steve Herro, O. Praem., chairman of the St. Norbert Abbey Justice and Peace Committee and one of the event's main organizers shared information and insights regarding the social justice event and vigil.  The article in its entirety can be found by clicking here.

On July 11, 2010, WFRV -TV shared footage of the ecumenical prayer service, held at St. Norbert Abbey, which was part of the Isaiah 58 National Solidarity Vigil and Fast for Arizona initiative.  Brother Steve Herro, O. Praem., chairman of the St. Norbert Abbey Justice and Peace Committee and one of the event's main organizers, also shared his thoughts regarding the prayer service and controversial law.

 

 

May 2010

Fr. Alfred McBride, O. Praem., author of A Priest Forever - 9 Signs of Renewal and Hope, was interviewed by Fr. Mitch Pacwa on EWTN Live.  The interview is posted on You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QADBKlI5XkI

 

 

March 2010

A image of Fr. Tim Shillcox, O. Praem., having his head shaved to raise money for childhood cancer research through the annual St. Baldrick's Foundation event, was displayed in the March 19th Compass Newspaper.  Fr. Tim and 9 other volunteers raised more than $5,000 in honor of Belle Mommaerts, a 4 year old parishioner at Our Lady of Lourdes who has leukemia.

Fr. Alfred McBride, O. Praem., was highlighted in the March 5 issue of The Compass.  His book "A Priest Forever, Nine Signs of Renewal and Hope" (St. Anthony Messenger Press) was recently published to coincide with the "Year for Priests." The article can be found by clicking here.

 

 

February 2010

The Diocese of Madison Catholic Herald online newspaper included an article about a Lenten series to be presented by Fr. Conrad Kratz, O. Praem at The Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish in Sun Prairie.  The article can be found at:  http://www.madisoncatholicherald.org/news/around-diocese/1260-lenten-series.html

 

 

January, 2010

The Morning of Spiritual Renewal, a program offered by the Norbertine Center for Spirituality, was highlighted in the Green Bay Press Gazette along with a winter picture of St. Norbert Abbey. 170 women attended the event.

 

2009 Norbertine News Stories
 
 

November 2009

On Monday, November 8th, WLUK-TV featured panelists who spoke at "Veteran's Stories of Hope, Healing and Spirituality", a program offered through the Norbertine Center for Spirituality.

Bishop Thomas Paprocki, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, was featured in the November 13th issue of The Compass.  Bishop Paprocki, a marathon runner and hockey player, joined the St. Norbert College hockey team for practice on November 5 and dropped the ceremonial first puck of the game on November 6. He also shared thoughts with the team regarding the connection between sports and faith.  Fr. James Baraniak, O. Praem. was instrumental in coordinating the event.  Both are involved with Catholic Athletes for Christ.

 

 

October 2009

Brother Steve Herro, O. Praem. is the recipient of the Mediation Center 2009 Carol Montie Community Service Award.  Bro. Steve was acknowledged in a recent Green Bay Press Gazette article which stated, "He is being recognized for his extraordinary efforts in promoting dialogue, understanding and the peaceful resolution of conflict."

Fr. James Baraniak, O. Praem. was highlighted in a Green Bay Press Gazette entitled  "Precautionary Faith" on  Saturday, October 3,  regarding swine flu concerns and liturgical hygiene practices.

A statue of St. Michael the Archangel, sculpted by the late  Fr. Don Noel, O. Praem., was gifted to St. Agnes-by-the-Lake Episcopal Church in Algoma by the St. Norbert Abbey Community on September 29, the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel.  The statue and dedication were featured in Green Bay Press Gazette articles on Wednesday, October 7 accessed at: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009910070740 
and on Friday, October 9 accessed at http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009910090601

Brother Steve Herro, O. Praem. was quoted in a news report shown on WLUK-TV on Friday, October 9 regarding President Barak Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize. The feature can be viewed by clicking here.


 

September 2009

The blessing and dedication of the sculpture of St. Michael the Archangel, the work of the late Norbertine, Fr. Don Noel, O. Praem., was highlighted in an article in the Green Bay Press Gazette. The sculpture was a gift from the St. Norbertine Abbey Community to the Church of St. Agnes-by-the-Lake in Algoma.  The article can be found by clicking here

 

 

August 2009

Fr. Jeremy Tobin, O. Praem. has written an article regarding Catholic Charities entitled "Reconciliation, the Only Path to Healing."  It is included in the Summer 2009 issue of Koinonia, a quarterly newsletter for members of Parish Social Ministry. It can be found here 

Fr. Michael Frisch, O. Praem. was highlighted in an article of the Green Bay Press Gazette on August 13.  Fr. Frisch performed a 30 minute organ prelude at the Moravian Church of Heritage Hill State Historical Park in Green Bay during a benefit concert.  The article can be found here

 

 

July 2009

The announcement of the hiring of Sr. Judith Miller, CSJ, who joined the Norbetine Center for Spirituality, was included in the Green Bay Press Gazette and The Compass.

The Community Snapshots page of the Green Bay Press Gazette featured a photo of the Mass commemorating the 50th anniversary of the dedication of St. Norbert Abbey.

 

 

June 2009

On June 22, Fr. Andy Cribben, O. Praem was featured on WBAY for his involvement at an immigration press conference and rally.

Bro. Steve Herro, O. Praem. was recently featured in the Green Bay Press Gazette regarding state immigrant driving cards.  The article can be found at:
http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2009906230510

Fr. Alfred McBride, O. Praem. spoke at the Pallium Lecture Series of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.  His presentation was entitled, "What does St. Paul, the church's first theologian, mean by 'the church'?"  A review of Fr. McBride's lecture appeared in the Catholic Herald and can be found at: 
http://www.chnonline.org/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=1552&SectionID=14&SubSectionID=13&S=1   
The lecture can be found in its entirety at:  http://www.norbertines.org/homilies.html

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the dedication of St. Norbert Abbey, a special Liturgy of the Hours was offered.  The event was highlighted in an article in the Green Bay Press Gazette on June 16.

 

 

May 2009

The obituary of Fr. Robert J. Cornell was included in the May 13, 2009 issue of the New York Times.  The obituary can be found at:  http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/12/us/politics/12cornell.html?_r=1&ref=obituaries.

Articles regarding the life and death of Fr. Robert J. Cornell were included in the Green Bay Press Gazette (May 11, May 12, May 15) and the Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel (May 11-online at http://www.jsonline.com/news/obituaries/44754852.html).

 

 

April 2009

"Blessed are You, Lord God of All Creation," the stewardship of the environment packet produced by
Brother Steve Herro, O. Praem., Mary Ann Otto and Tammy Basten is featured in the current issue of the Roundtable e-newsletter of the National Association of Diocesan Social Action Directors. The article can be found at:
http://www.nplc.org/roundtable/0904/greener_bay.php

 

 

April 2009

An article in the Green Bay Press Gazette reported that the Norbertine Fathers, through the Augustine Stewardship Fund Trust awarded a scholarship grant to Mount Tabor Center in Menasha.

 

 

April 2009

Fr. Tim Shillcox, O. Praem. was pictured in the Press Gazette on April 3. Fr. Tim, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes, along with members of the building project fundraising committee were shown burning the church mortgage in celebration of the dedication of the 10th anniversary of the church by retiring the debt.

 

 

April 2009

Brother Steve Herro, O. Praem. was pictured in the Green Bay Press Gazette on April 3. He was shown sorting household items received from the annual "Help for the Homeless" campaign. 450 boxes of donations were collected and will be distributed to 36 homeless shelters and crisis agencies.

 

 

March 2009

Brother Steve Herro, O. Praem. was featured on WFRV -TV for his involvement with Free Cycle, a non-profit movement to help people give and get free items, keeping perfectly reusable objects out of landfills. The TV special also will highlight the greening of church operations in the area. Bro. Steve currently serves as chair of the St. Norbert Abbey Justice and Peace Committee as well as the Social Concerns Director of the Diocece of Green Bay.

 

 

January, 2009

The Compass featured Fr. Tim Shillcox, O. Praem. in its Vocation 2009 special section. The article entitled, "Artist priest learns about God from clay pots" highlights Fr. Tim and the insights he has gained about God though the potting process including: the clay, wheel, kiln and glaze. He shared, "I never thought art would have played a role in my priesthhod like this. But its the way Jesus taught too, his analogies were drawn from real life and they taught the eternal truth of things." The article can be found in the January 9, 2009 issue of The Compass.

 

2008 Norbertine News Stories
 
 

December 2008

The "A is for Architecture" series of the Green Bay Press Gazette examined the exterior of St. Norbert Abbey in a recent article. Fr. Steve Rossey offered historical and architectural perspectives. The entire article can be found at:

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081224/GPG04/812240470&template=printart

 

 

December 2008

The Norbertine Volunteer Community was recently highlighted in The Compass. Ellen Mommaerts and Fr. Jay Fostner, O. Praem. shared their thoughts about the vision of the new initiative. The article can be found at http://www.thecompassnews.org/compass/current/news2.shtml

 

 

November 2008

An article about the late Fr. Donald Noel, O. Praem. was published in The Compass. His achievements, artistic abilities and compassion for the poor and marginalized were highlighted. The article can be found at http://www.thecompassnews.org/compass/2008-11-28/news7.shtml

 

 

November 2008

Fr. James Baraniak, O. Praem. offered a presentation at the Norbertine Center for Spirituality entitled: Faith, Family and Football: An Excercise in Spiritual Athleticism. The program was highlighted in the Green Bay Press Gazette on Saturday, November 22, 2008. The article can be found at: http://search.greenbaypressgazette.com/sp?aff=1100&skin=100&keywords=Teamwork+transcends+the+field

 

 

November 2008

A St. Norbert Abbey Mass honoring veterans with Fr. Conrad J. Kratz, O. Praem. presiding, was televised on WBAY and Fox 11 on Sunday, November 9. Interviews with area veterans were shown along with Jim Smits, a US Army veteran and coordinator of the event through the Norbertine Center for Spirituality. The Fallen Solidiers Program portraits were also on display and the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Color Guard was in attendance.

 

 

October 2008

The selection of Ellen Mommaerts as the Director of the Norbertine Volunteer Community was highlighted in a Green Bay Press Gazette article on Saturday, October 18, 2008. To read the online article, go to: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008810180644

Fr. Conrad J. Kratz, O. Praem., Director of the Center for Spirituality and Judy Turba, Programming Coordinator for the Center appeared on WBAY's Noon Show with Kevin Rompa on Tuesday, October 21. They offered information about the Center and the programs being offered.

 

 

September 2008

The Green Bay Press Gazette announced the new listing of the Norbertine Center for Spirituality Fall/Winter 2008 programs as well as a description of the Center.

 

 

September 3, 2008

St. Norbert Abbey was recently  highlighted in an architectural series in the Green Bay Press Gazette.  The  video tape, with Fr. Steve Rossey, O. Praem. narrating,  may be viewed at http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008309020046.

 

 

June 28, 2008

Rev. Alfred McBride, O.Praem. was named one of the influential 20th century religious education leaders according to the Talbot School of Theology at Biola University in La Mirada, California. The Green Bay Press Gazette article recognizing Fr. McBride can be found at: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=20088062805

 

 

June, 2008

Photographs of  flowers and a mother duck and duckings within the Abbey cloister gardens along with a photo of the Abbey in springtime were printed in the Green Bay Press Gazette.  Abbot Gary Neville O.Praem. and Fr. David Komatz, O.Praem. were the photographers.

 

 

June, 2008

Abbot Tom DeWane, O.Praem. was highlighted in a recent article in The Compass regarding his 50th anniversary of priestly ordination.The article may be found at:
http://www.thecompassnews.org/compass/current/news5.shtml

 

 

June, 2008

The June 6 ordination of Fr. Robert Campbell, O.Praem. was recently publicized in The Compass. Fr. Campbell, a native of Brockton, Massachusetts, serves in the Norbertine priory of Santa de la Vid in Alburquerque, N.M.

 

 

May 14, 2008

St. Willebrord Catholic Church, a Norbertine parish in downtown Green Bay, was recently highlighted in an architectural series in the Green Bay Press Gazette.  The article may be found at:

http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2008805140682

 

 

April, 2008

An article written by Brother Steve Herro O.Praem., was recently published in Koininia:  a Newsletter for Members of the Parish Social Ministry Section, a newsletter published by Catholic Charities.   Brother Steve’s article, Keeping the “Forming Consciences” in “Forming Consciences for the Faithful Citizenship” may be found at:

http://www.catholiccharitiesusa.org/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=1033&srcid=193#1.

 

 

April 28, 2008

Fr. Robert Cornell, O.Praem., was highlighted in the Green Bay Press Gazette for his work as a rock concert promoter in the 1970’s. The concerts were fundraising initiatives for his parish.

 

 

April 16, 2008

Fr. Jim Baraniak, O.Praem. , was included in a Green Bay Press Gazette article  regarding his visit to the White House for the welcoming ceremony of Pope Benedict XVI.

 

 

April 4, 2008

Fr. William Ribbens, O.Praem., was highlighted in the Green Bay Diocesan Newspaper, The Compass, as well as the De Pere Journal.  Fr. Ribbens , who volunteers for Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay, has been named a finalist for Catholic Charities USA's 2008 National Volunteer of the Year Award. The Compass article may be found at:

http://www.thecompassnews.org/compass/2008-04-04/news4.shtml

 

 

April 1, 2008

Local Physician, St. Norbert Abbey Prior visit Norbertine mission in Peru
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