Thursday, February 3, 2011

EWTN To Air Bishop Ricken’s Mass & Press Conference Officially Approving Marian Apparitions At Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help at Champion

From EWTN:

Irondale, AL (EWTN) – Due to a high level of viewer interest, EWTN Global Catholic Network will broadcast a special presentation of the historic December Mass and press conference in which Green Bay, Wisc. Bishop David Ricken announced that he had officially approved the Marian apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help at Champion. The Mass and press conference at the Shrine, the first and only U.S. site with an approved Marian apparition, are scheduled to air on EWTN at 3:30 p.m. ET, Sat., Feb. 5. (Find EWTN at

One of Bishop Ricken’s first official acts after going to Diocese of Green Bay was to open a formal Church investigation into the apparitions that occurred on this site. The Commission’s three experts began their work in January 2009. At the press conference, the Bishop stated, “I declare with moral certainty and in accord with the norms of the Church that the events, apparitions and locutions given to Adele Brise in October of 1859 do exhibit the substance of supernatural character, and I do hereby approve these apparitions as worthy of belief (although not obligatory) by the Christian faithful.”

More information about the apparitions can be found on the Shrine’s website at

EWTN Global Catholic Network, in its 30th year, is available in over 160 million television households in more than 140 countries and territories. With its direct broadcast satellite television and radio services, AM & FM radio networks, worldwide short-wave radio station, Internet website and publishing arm, EWTN is the largest religious media network in the world.

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