The prophet Micah lived in the eighth century B.C., and was a contemporary of the prophets Isaiah, Amos and Hosea. He was from the Judean lowlands, from the village of Moresheth. His teachings centered on themes of social justice and the impending Assyrian invasion. Micah confronted the injustices of his time and those who exploited […]
I have spent some time contemplating the Canticle of Mary, also known as the Magnificat, found in the Gospel of Luke.
The Gospel of Mark is a story of communication. Jesus is a man with a message, announcing the approach of the Kingdom of God.
Knowing that he would be giving his own life that the world might live, Jesus gave to those he loved his Body and his Blood in the form of bread and wine.
BISHOP JAMES T. SCHUERMAN Years ago, I worked as a missionary priest in our archdiocesan mission parish, La Sagrada Familia, in the Dominican Republic. At that time, our parish had a main village, Sabana Yegua, and about 25 outstations in the surrounding villages. As priests, we spent a lot of time on the road in […]
January 24 is the Memorial of St. Francis de Sales. It is a special feast in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee because St. Francis de Sales is the patron of our seminary.
BISHOP JAMES T. SCHUERMAN A priest I met years ago told me of a time in his life when he underwent a great transformation. He had neglected his health for a long time and, as a result, became so ill that eventually he could not function in his ministry. His whole routine of celebrating the […]
HERALD OF HOPE BISHOP JAMES T. SCHUERMAN Last month, I had the privilege of being part of Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki’s Holy Land pilgrimage, “In the Footsteps of Jesus” (Oct. 21-30). We traveled to Nazareth, Cana, Capernaum, Magdala, Bethlehem and Jerusalem, among other places. We visited the sites where Jesus preached the Good News, taught […]
HERALD OF HOPE BISHOP JAMES T. SCHUERMAN On Oct. 4, we celebrate the Memorial of St. Francis of Assisi. St. Francis is one of the most beloved saints of all time, honored for his embrace of poverty, his compassion toward those in need and his love for all creation. In 1182, Francis was born in […]
Religious liberty is a guaranteed right in the United States, a right that we often take for granted. Often, we see that right challenged in subtle and not-so-subtle ways. For example, Catholic entities that provide health insurance to employees often come under fire for excluding coverage that involves contraception or abortive procedures. At times, we […]