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 Information for Parishes and Parishioners

The WCC works on behalf of the bishops of Wisconsin with fellow Catholics, Church institutions, other advocacy organizations, and lawmakers to affirm and promote laws that serve human dignity and the common good.

The WCC’s advocacy is guided by Church teaching and its publications also serve as educational resources and advocacy tools for those who want to learn more about an issue or enhance their advocacy efforts. Further the WCC provides parish resources to encourage and guide faithful citizenship and political engagement.

Church Teachings

Learn the Church’s teaching and how it applies to public policy in Wisconsin

Bishops Statements

Abuse and Misconduct Reporting

Wisconsin’s Catholic bishops urge the reporting of abuse, neglect, or misconduct to law enforcement or appropriate civil authorities and appropriate Church personnel.

How to Report Abuse and Misconduct

Advocacy Resources

Resources to help with political engagement

The WCC’s Advocacy Network is one of the best ways to stay up-to-date on notable issues and policy developments. Receive special legislative email alerts and the bi-weekly Capitol Update for information on upcoming hearings, newly introduced legislation, legislative activity, and WCC advocacy. Click here to subscribe today.

A directory of Wisconsin elected officials and legislative committees, click here »

A guide on the fundamentals of the legislative process and on how to become an involved, informed citizen, click here »

Resources to help Catholics reflect on faithful citizenship through Catholic social teaching, click here »

Health Care and End-of-Life Planning

Resources and forms designed to aid Catholics and others with health care and end-of-life planning

This form is designed for use by Catholics with the Wisconsin Power of Attorney for Health Care document (see link below). It is not intended for use without a valid Power of Attorney for Health Care. Please read the accompanying introductory letter (see link below) for more information.

This form is designed for use with the Wisconsin Power of Attorney for Health Care document (see link below).  It is not intended for use without a valid Power of Attorney for Health Care.  While this form may be used by any individual, the provisions within this form adhere to Catholic principles regarding advance care planning.  Please read the accompanying introductory letter (see link below) for more information.

The State of Wisconsin Power of Attorney Health Care document (to be used with the Catholic Addendum) is provided by the WI Dept of Health Services. Their website provides access to the State of Wisconsin Power of Attorney for Health Care document.

Talking about and facing end-of-life planning can be difficult. This resource helps foster conversations on treatment planning and answer questions related to decision-making utilizing the Church’s teaching. It includes guidance for those facing health issues, as well as health care professionals and other caregivers.