Dcn. Allen Olson was raised Lutheran, and his first experience of the Catholic Faith was attending Mass with a friend’s family: “The first thing I remember was thinking, you guys kneel a lot.”
We’ve been longing to return to the pews, but some of us have also had a nagging anxiety in the back (or maybe right smack in the forefront) of our minds: our kids are going to be so, so badly behaved after two months of TV Mass.
Centering on the dignity of the person and building of community, Catholic education develops the whole person and challenges each student to reach his or her God-given potential.
One thing that has not changed is the quality of education throughout the schools in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
The task for staff and teachers was how to maintain that feeling of community when school is closed.
With the rise of remote learning and the announcement that schools would be closed for the remainder of the academic year, Milwaukee archdiocesan Catholic schools are digging deep to provide students of all ages the tools they need to meet their academic, spiritual and developmental milestones.
Stephanie Searing Weiler was raised to know the importance of social justice, attending marches and protests with her mother as a child, and later asking herself what role God wanted her to play in helping the helpless.
There are very few things as deeply seated as the way we practice our faith – from what we do before and after receiving Communion, to where we sit at Mass, just to give you a couple of examples.
Though Julie Collins is unable to photograph her clients at this time, the Safer at Home order did not stop her from pursuing her passion to tell stories through photos.
Meggie Moyer, director of liturgy and music at St. Agnes Parish in Butler, developed an alternative means for parishioners to enhance their private worship.