Project Rachel, the post-abortion reconciliation ministry of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, has been healing hearts of those affected by abortion since 1984. As founder Vicki Thorn and others celebrate the 25th anniversary of its inception on Sept. 18, they look back upon the effect it has had on the lives touched by the ministry and […]
ST. LAWRENCE — Feast days are traditionally festive events for parishes, and Aug. 9 was no exception for St. Lawrence Parish. More than 400 parish members gathered for the annual St. Lawrence Feast Day, just as they have many times in the parish’s 163-year history.
In 2004, St. Lawrence’s pastor, Pallottine Fr. Joseph Dominic, suggested that parish members celebrate the feast day with a Mass, eucharistic procession and Benediction. According to Fr. Dominic, the idea was a huge hit, and has continued.
ST. FRANCIS — A Vatican official’s remarks about a Brazilian archbishop’s pastoral response to a 9-year-old rape victim aborting her twins was a “not so thoughtful article” according to Msgr. Igancio Barreiro, executive director of the Rome office of Human Life International.
ST. FRANCIS — After 40 years of neglect, the Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto, located on the grounds of Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, Milwaukee, has undergone a face-lift.
ST. FRANCIS — Fr. Roy A. Mateljan retired from active priestly ministry Aug. 31. Born in Milwaukee, he attended Saint Francis Minor and Major seminaries. Fr. Roy A. Mateljan Ordained May 20, 1967 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Fr. Mateljan served the parishes of St. James, Kenosha (1967-1969); St.Agnes, Milwaukee (1969- 1970); […]
FOND DU LAC — Days after Mercury Marine officials announced the Fond du Lac plant will close and consolidate much of its operations in Stillwater, Okla., community members are in shock and the ripples of concern have only begun to take effect. The International Associations of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, Local 1947, said its 850 […]
Sen. Edward Kennedy’s death touched people worldwide, but his loss is especially felt by a group of people in Jefferson in the Madison Diocese.
Specifically, his death has affected the residents and staff of St. Coletta of Jefferson, who cared for his older sister, Rosemary, a member of the Jefferson home for nearly 60 years. The third child of Rose and Joseph Kennedy, Rosemary was born mentally disabled and was lobotomized when she was 23. She died in 2005.
WHITEFISH BAY — Teens throughout the archdiocese are learning that often the greatest need is in their
backyard. As Gerry Wolf, program coordinator for Reach Out Reach In (RORI), explained, “We might be the oldest program of its kind, and perhaps the best kept secret.”
WAUKESHA — Catholic Memorial High School recently announced the hiring of Robert T. Hall as its principal. Effective July 1, he will succeed Mark Schmitt, who held the position for the past two years. Hall brings to the position 15 years of experience, including nine years as a principal and vice-principal in the Waukesha County […]
Editor’s note: The last two issues of your Catholic Herald have listed the jubilarians who are marking 10, 25, 40, 50 and 65 years of priesthood. The information for Fr. Thomas A. LeMieux arrrived after last week’s publication went to press. Born in Milwaukee to Louis and Josephine LeMieux, Fr. Thomas A. LeMieux’s home parish […]