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David Laurin Ricken, American bishop. Committee chairman American College Louvain; committee member Protection of Children and Young People; board trustees Our Lady of New Advent Theological Institute, Denver; Member of United States Conference Catholic Bishops.

Background

Ricken, David Laurin was born on November 9, 1952 in Dodge City, Kansas, United States. Son of George William and Bertha H. (Davis) Ricken.

Education

Attended, Pontifical College Josephinum, Worthington, Ohio, 1970—1972. Bachelor in Philosophy, Conception Seminary, Missouri, 1974. Master of Arts, STB, Catholic University Louvain, Belgium, 1980.

Juris Canonici Licentiatus, Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, 1989.

Career

Ordained priest Diocese of Pueblo, Colorado, 1980. Associate pastor Cathedral of Sacred Heart, Pueblo, 1980—1985. Vice-chancellor Diocese of Pueblo, 1985—1987.

Administrator Holy Rosary Parish, 1985—1987. Vocation director, vicar, ministry formation Diocese of Pueblo, 1992—1999, chancellor, 1992—1999, with, Diocesan Tribunal, 1992—1999. Ordained bishop, 2000.

Coadjutor bishop Diocese of Cheyenne, Wyoming, 2000—2001, bishop, 2001—2008, Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin, since 2008.

Achievements

  • Ricken is a 2009 inductee in the Catholic Education Foundation's Hall of Fame. While the Cheyenne bishop, he had co-founded the Wyoming Catholic College, found the Wyoming School of Catholic Thought, founded the John Paul II Catholic School in Gillette, WY. He oversaw the building of a new school for St. Mary's Catholic School in Cheyenne.

Membership

Committee chairman American College Louvain. Committee member Protection of Children and Young People. Board trustees Our Lady of New Advent Theological Institute, Denver.

Member of United States Conference Catholic Bishops.

Connections

father:
George William Ricken

mother:
Bertha H. (Davis) Ricken