Wisconsin Catholic Conference

About the Wisconsin Catholic Conference

The Wisconsin Catholic Conference (WCC) was founded in 1969 by the bishops of Wisconsin.  The Conference seeks to fulfill the vision of the Second Vatican Council, which called upon the Church to be more involved in the world.  

With the message of the Gospel and the social teachings of the Church as its foundation, the WCC offers a specifically Catholic contribution to state and federal public policy debates.  The Conference also offers a statewide response to issues common to its five dioceses. 

It achieves this in several ways:

  • Serves as an advocate on matters related to the interests and values of the Church;
  • Provides decision makers with studied positions on social and moral issues;
  • Offers a forum for diocesan personnel to meet, exchange information, deliberate and recommend policies or actions; and
  • Formulates and publishes opinions and positions on legislation and public policy.
WCC Board of Directors
WCC Staff
Catholic in Wisconsin (statistics)
For more information, please see the Wisconsin Catholic Conference's informational brochure.

Join the Work of the WCC!

The WCC needs the help of informed and interested Catholics like you.  Here are some of the legislative resources that the WCC provides:

The Capitol Report
The Capitol Report newsletter comes out three times annually with periodic special editions.  Contacting the WCC, office@wisconsincatholic.org.
Join our free electronic member list:
  • Receive special legislative alerts;
  • Contact your elected officials;
  • Subscribe to the bi-weekly Capitol Update for information on upcoming hearings, newly introduced legislation, legislative activity, and WCC advocacy.

To subscribe, click on E-Advocacy anywhere on this website.

Catholics at the Capitol
Convened in the spring of each new legislative session (odd numbered years), Catholics at the Capitol helps you understand the legislative process and enhances your advocacy skills.  Through workshops and networking, Catholics from across the state join together to bring a united Catholic voice to the Capitol. Information on the next Catholics at the Capitol is available from the WCC office or on this website.

We are called to serve as faithful citizens.  Get active and help develop public policy that serves the common good.