After a special morning Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help at Champion, Wis., Bishop David Ricken concluded two years of investigation by officially approving the authenticity of the Marian apparitions that took place on this site in 1859.I never had heard of this apparition and was interested to read about it.
As Bishop of Green Bay, his official decree and proclamation makes Our Lady of Good Help the very first and the only site in the United States of an approved apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
For those who thought maybe some other apparition was already approved for the U.S. of A., please read America's 1st Approved Apparition is What? for Jimmy Akin's explanations. Do NOT read it, as I did, to see what Our Lady of Good Help is. He assumes you already know that and skips right to the 'splainin' of other things.