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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

Political Engagement

Resources to help with political engagement

Parish Administrator’s Guide

The Parish Administrator’s Guide is a brief summary of a number of laws and administrative regulations that may affect how parishes operate in Wisconsin. Although each section within the Guide contains specific statutory reference, this reference should not be used as an authoritative source. For more detailed information, consult a licensed attorney or other appropriate counsel.

Parish Administrator’s Reference Guide
If you would like to print the Guide as a booklet, select “booklet printing” within your printer’s properties. Make certain that your printer’s input size is set to 8.5 by 11 inches and the output size is set to 11 by 17 inches. You can also print the document as single or double-sided, but you may want to forgo printing the last two pages as they are blank.

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.