(The following piece was originally published Jan. 5 on Fr. Dwight Longenecker’s blog, “Standing on my Head,” www.patheos.com/blogs/standingonmyhead. It is reprinted with his permission.) Fr. Dwight LongeneckerToday on the way home from Mass I stopped at Krispy Kreme for a dozen donuts. I’m wearing my cassock and Benedictine scapular. Here’s what happened. First guy I […]
“Christmas Cookie” and her brothers and sisters, purebred registered English Cocker Spaniels, were born Dec. 19, 1996. Cookie’s beautiful long ears and long neck, were black and tan and her registration papers describe her coloring as a Blue Roan. Her coat was long and silky, the sign of a purebred. She was sometimes stubborn and […]
The Congregation of the Sisters of St. Dominic will end a yearlong celebration that began last May 12, commemorating its first 150 years in Racine. Instituted in May 1862, by Bavarian immigrants, Mother Benedicta Bauer and Mother Thomasina Ginker, the sisters opened their special year with a Mass at the Siena Center, celebrated by Bishop […]
St. Peter Catholic School, Slinger, opened the school year in a “new” building, or at least it seemed that way.Joan Beine, librarian at St. Peter School, Slinger, and third graders enjoy the school’s enlarged library. It was one of the renovations done last summer; others included asbestos removal, remodeling of the principal’s office, installation of […]
Bishop Donald J. Hying installed Fr. Michael D. Strachota as the 28th pastor of St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish in Mapleton, where he has served as administrator for the past two years, during an installation Mass on Saturday, Jan. 12. Fr. D. Michael Strachota Fr. Strachota’s mother, Margaret Strachota, 86, from Wausau was in attendance […]
The image projected through composer and music editor Peter Kolar is one of an effortless expression of worship and prayer flowing from his soul through his fingertips. Peter Kolar’s journey to musical success has taken him from Detroit through St. Lawrence Seminary at Mt. Calvary to being the senior editor of Hispanic music and publications […]
Sr. Francis “Fran” Cunningham, a School Sister of St. Francis, was with the World Mission Ministries office for 17 years — 15 and a half of them as director — and her experiences over that time have been unique, to say the least. Sr. Francis Cunningham, School Sister of St. Francis She remembers what it […]
Michael Janasik was just 16 when he signed the organ donor portion of his new driver’s license.
It was a remarkable gesture for someone so young, so full of life.
And it was one that two years later would save the lives of five other people after Mikey died suddenly from an auto accident.
On July 13, 2009, Mikey was at a party in Winneconne and got into a vehicle with a man who, authorities learned later, had alcohol and marijuana in his system. He was a multiple drunk driving offender. The car hit a light pole, flipped and landed on its roof. The driver ran away, leaving Mikey alone to die.
“Words are so powerful they should only be used to heal, to bless, and to prosper.” Rose and Charlie Plotz, center, celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 1996 at St. James Parish Hall in Mukwonago, surrounded by family including their daughter, Elizabeth Rose Way, left, in flowered dress. (Submitted photo courtesy Elizabeth Rose Way)The wisdom […]
After Fr. Ricardo Martin Pinillos spentFr. William Stanfield is settling into his new role as pastor of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish, North Lake. Moving parishes is nothing new for the priest who was ordained in 1976. (Catholic Herald photo by Ricardo Torres) a few days acclimating to his new home at Sacred Heart rectory […]