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WASHINGTON –– The University of Notre Dame president has called the investigation into the alleged assault of a now-deceased female college student by a football player “thorough, careful (and) impartial.” In his first public statement about the investigation of the sexual battery allegation made last September at the Catholic Indiana university, Holy Cross Fr. John […]
Bishop Richard J. Sklba stands next to a representative of the Coptic Orthodox Church Feb. 5, 2008, when Pope Shenouda III, spiritual leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church, visited to consecrate St. Mary and St. Antonious Coptic Orthodox Church in Oak Creek. “It’s a moment to express our deepest bond in faith. We are, as […]
Their similarly laid-back styles has made working together a smooth process, according to Sharon Krueger, Bishop Richard J. Sklba’s secretary for the past eight years. (Catholic Herald photo by Amy E. Taylor)When applying for her current secretarial position some eight years ago, Sharon Krueger knew she was qualified. She had done secretarial work at the […]
Each morning at 5:15, Bishop Richard J. Sklba awakens to the sound of the British Broadcasting Corporation on his clock radio. Silencing the radio, he begins the first hour of his day – an hour he terms “a major commitment and a great grace.”
“For many years, I have spent an hour a day with the two Scripture readings for the day – early in the morning,” he said. “I absolutely must get my time with the Word in, and that gives me a focus, gives me nourishment, gives me a chance to pray with and for people throughout the whole archdiocese, and my own little Diocese of Castro di Puglia (his titular diocese).”
As he approaches his 51st anniversary as a priest (Dec. 20) and his 31st as a bishop (Dec. 19), Bishop Sklba, 75, whose letter of retirement was accepted by Pope Benedict XVI Oct. 18, spoke to your Catholic Herald about the people, events and experiences, e.g., prayer, that have shaped and been part of his life.
Leave your miter at home, we’re going camping.
When Bishop Sklba was ordained a bishop, Fr. John Schreiter promised to take him camping once a year, making him sleep on the ground to keep him humble. Decades later, he, Fr. Michael Newman, and Fr. Joe Juknialis have kept their promise and the bishop has remained unassuming.
Imagine the sun rising over the Missouri River on a summer morning.
A light breeze ruffles the trees, the loudest sound you’ve heard since you startled the two wild turkeys on the trail the night before.
Most likely, you have the land to yourself. But even if campers filled the acreage, you wouldn’t see or hear them from where you are now, nestled into a remote mosquito-infested niche of land carved off the banks of the river.
This isn’t car camping and this isn’t a night in a cozy RV.
This is real, primitive, bare bones camping, and these four men find it an enjoyable experience.
Thirty one years ago, as then-Fr. Richard J. Sklba prepared for ordination as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, people interviewed by the Catholic Herald Citizen, newspaper of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, described him as a “gentleman and a scholar,” personable with a sense of humor. After more than three decades of service in […]