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Wisconsin Catholic Conference News and Press Releases

The WCC reports on and releases statements on public policy issues and events. Statements and news resources are posted here as a reference for those looking to keep updated on WCC positions.

Press Releases

The WCC’s media statements

August 26, 2022: WCC Announces New Leadership and Staff

August 22, 2022: Bishops Share Resources on Faithful Citizenship

May 10, 2022: Faith Leaders Statement on Nonviolence

September 17, 2021: WI Catholic Bishops Urge Support for Afghan Guests at Fort McCoy

August 30, 2021: WI Catholic Charities Coordinate Aid for Afghan Arrivals, Request Help

August 20, 2021: Wisconsin Bishops Address Vaccination and Conscience Protection  (Spanish)

March 30, 2021: Catholics at the Capitol 2021 Goes Virtual

March 25, 2021: Wisconsin Bishops Warn of Harm to First Amendment Freedom Under Equality Act

January 25, 2021: Governor Evers Proclaims Catholic Schools Week


January 13, 2021: Wisconsin Bishops Address COVID-10 Vaccines Concerns

  • November 10, 2015
    John Huebscher to Retire as WCC Executive Director, Kim Wadas Named New Director
  • September 3, 2015
    WCC Supports Diverting Family Planning Funding Away From Planned Parenthood
  • August 14, 2015
    WCC Supports Ban on Sale and Use of Fetal Body Parts
  • July 8, 2015
    30 Groups Urge Assembly to Remove, Gov. Walker to Veto Payday Lender Grab-Bag in State Budget
  • June 26, 2015
    WCC Comments on U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Marriage
  • April 21, 2015
    Interfaith Groups Express Opposition to Drug Test Mandate
  • April 6, 2015
    Catholics at the Capitol to Celebrate a Church United in Hope and Love
  • March 23, 2015
    Catholic Conference Addresses State Budget Issues
  • March 5, 2015
    Catholics at the Capitol to Emphasize a United Church
  • February 25, 2015
    WCC Testifies on Right to Work Legislation
  • January 16, 2015
    Governor Walker Proclaims Catholic Schools Week
  • December 7, 2007
    WCC Backs Greater Access to Legal Services
  • November 28, 2007
    WCC Comments on Proposed Repeal of Statute of Limitations
  • November 20, 2007
    Catholic Conference Encouraged by Stem Cell Breakthrough
  • September 13, 2007
    WCC Supports Coercive Abortion Prevention Act
  • July 23, 2007
    Budget Issues of Concern to the Wisconsin Catholic Conference
  • May 29, 2007
    Finance Committee Helps Poor Families in Budget
  • May 18, 2007
    Motion to Limit School Bussing Fails Budget Committee
  • April 27, 2007
    Wisconsin Catholic Conference Testifies on Mandated Care for Rape Victims
  • April 18, 2007
    Catholic Conference Comments on Court Ruling in Favor of Partial Birth Abortion Ban
  • March 28, 2007
    Death Penalty Not Needed to Keep Us Safe
  • March 9, 2007
    “Catholics at the Capitol 2007”: To Feature Conversation Between Bishops and Politicians
  • February 2, 2007
    Kim Wadas is New Associate Director for Education and Health Care Policy

Capitol Updates

Issued when the Legislature is active, the Capitol Update is a periodic (bi-weekly) update on current WCC legislative issues of interest.


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Eye on the Capitol

Opinion and perspective pieces written by WCC staff